Friday, 18 February 2022 10:49

A Comprehensive Approach: Treatments for Acne Scars

Written by   Michael Somenek, MD

Although a client’s acne may be long gone, the scars can be persistent and cause many individuals to become self-conscious of their appearance. The inflammation caused by acne can impact the healing process and diminish the amount of helpful collagen that occurs naturally in skin. The result is an uneven, pitted (atrophic) appearance of acne scars. While scars may fade over time, they often do not go away completely without help. They can be extremely stubborn, and no single treatment is best for everyone.

Thankfully, there are options available to address several types of acne scars that can be incorporated into a medically oriented practice. It is important to remember that the goal of treating acne scars is to improve the overall appearance rather than making them disappear. Frequently, this requires a combination of treatments to create optimal results. There are two types of acne scars that clients most commonly seek treatment for. 

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