Acne is an extremely common skin condition many individuals experience that happens when the hair follicles become clogged. Acne tends to happen at younger ages, then goes away by the thirties. In some cases, individuals experience acne throughout their forties and fifties. Scars occur from the inflammation and other factors of acne. Some blemishes are small and can be treated easily, yet some can grow to surround tissue, causing deeper scars that are harder to treat. This is why it is crucial to find the most effective acne scar removal Dallas has to offer.
Types of Acne Scars
Multiple different types of acne scarring can occur on your skin. Each scar is caused by different factors and appears differently. Here are the 4 main types of acne scars:
- Atrophic: This type of scarring occurs when the skin does not make enough fibroblasts during healing. The scarring appears as small indentions.
- Hypertrophic: This scarring appears as a raised bump, and is caused because the skin makes too many fibroblasts.
- Ice Pick: Ice Pick scarring creates deep and narrow impressions on the skin that are more severe than atrophic. To avoid this type of scarring,
- Keloids: Keloids are scars that are much larger and raised with a tendency to grow back.
Options for Acne Scar Removal Dallas Patients
When dealing with acne scarring, it is important to take into consideration all of your options. At Knox Dermatology, our dermatologists will discuss all of your options and suggest the best course of action based on your scarring. One of the easiest types of treatment for scarring is skin care products. These products have ingredients such as salicylic acid, retinoids, AHAs, BHAs, and lactic acid that help reduce the appearance of your scars. Depending on the severity of the scarring, some treatments may require further treatment. The options for acne scar removal Dallas patients also include fillers and microneedling.
Fillers and Microneedling
Fillers are used as a form of acne scar removal by introducing a collagen-based product to the skin. This will improve the appearance of the patient’s scarring. Knox Dermatology uses a specific scar treatment called Bellafill. This contains collagen with polymethylcrylate particles that encourage the production of collagen. It is also known as the “five-year filler” for its longevity.
Microneedling, another form of treatment, also promotes collagen production and can be used for facial rejuvenation. Stimulating the body’s healing process, it helps create elastin and collagen, creating a smoother appearance and reduction in visible scarring. Request an appointment to learn more about your options today!