Having acne is hard enough, with the toll it can take on your psychological and emotional well-being. For many, acne leaves behind scars that continue to affect their mental health, self-confidence, and self-esteem.
At Associated Skin Care Specialists, our board-certified cosmetic dermatologists understand the long-term emotional effects of acne and the scars it leaves behind. We offer many nonsurgical treatments for acne scarring that can improve the look of your skin and boost your confidence.
Here, we want to share with you three nonsurgical acne scar treatment options.
If you have widespread acne scarring, we may recommend laser resurfacing with our Fraxel® laser. This tool delivers microscopic beams of energy to the deeper layers of your skin, breaking up the scar tissue and triggering the skin’s collagen remodeling process.
Because it only treats a fraction of the skin, the Fraxel laser doesn’t cause any noticeable damage, so there’s little to no downtime. Additionally, the fractional laser accelerates the healing process, so you may see improvements in your scars after one treatment. However, we may recommend a series of three to five sessions every two to four weeks to get the best results.
For depressed acne scars, we may recommend dermal fillers. Fillers are cosmetic injections that add volume under the skin, filling in the scar. Most dermal fillers only provide temporary results for acne scars.
But at Associated Skin Care Specialists, our cosmetic dermatologists use Bellafill® for acne scarring. Bellafill is a long-lasting filler that contains collagen and polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) microspheres.
The collagen in the dermal filler injection immediately lifts the depressed scar, creating a more even complexion. Your body absorbs the collagen over time, but the PMMA microspheres remain in place, prolonging the aesthetic effects.
Our filler treatment for acne scarring may last a year or longer.
Microneedling is a minimally invasive treatment that uses tiny needles to create microtears in the surface of your skin, activating the skin’s healing process and boosting collagen production. We use microneedling to treat many skin concerns, including acne scars.
Our aestheticians use Secret RF™ for microneedling. This aesthetic tool combines microneedling with radiofrequency energy, stimulating collagen production in both the upper and deeper layers of skin. This combination results in skin that looks smoother and tighter.
We only perform Secret RF microneedling at our Minneapolis, Minnesota, office.
When acne scarring affects your confidence and self-esteem, it’s time to take action. Schedule a consultation with one of our cosmetic dermatologists to discuss your nonsurgical treatment options.
We have dermatology clinics in Blaine, Maple Grove, Coon Rapids, Eden Prairie, New Brighton, and Minneapolis, Minnesota. Call the office nearest you today to schedule your consultation.
We also have an office in Fridley, Minnesota.