Which Cosmetic Treatments Are Best for Acne Scars?

Acne vulgaris is the most common skin condition in the United States, affecting 50 million Americans yearly. While most blemishes are harmless and clear up on their own, those with moderate to severe acne often develop permanent scars. If you’re among that group, there are more treatment options than ever to minimize scarring. 

At Park Meadows Aesthetics, our warm and welcoming skincare specialists have helped countless patients improve the appearance of acne scars with minimally and non-invasive treatments. To learn more about the available options, read on or call 303-662-8668 to book a consultation.

What Causes Acne Scars?

During an acne breakout, inflammation beneath the skin causes the pore to swell, sometimes causing lasting tissue damage. This can result in acne scarring, especially if you’ve had severe cystic acne or tried to extract blackheads and pustules at home (Trust us, we get how satisfying the pimple popper side of YouTube is – but that’s best left to professionals.)

Common types of acne scars include atrophic (dented) scars and hypertrophic (slightly raised) scars. Keloid scars, which are significantly raised, are a rare response to acne. However, if you have a darker skin tone, you have a higher risk of developing keloids.

How Can I Get Rid of Acne Scars?

Microneedling is one of the most effective treatments for atrophic and hypertrophic acne scar reduction. This minimally invasive service stimulates the skin with tiny needles to promote collagen production and skin remodeling. It’s especially effective for atrophic and hypertrophic scarring. At Park Meadows Aesthetic, we use the Procell™ Microchanneling system which causes less surface damage for better results.

Patients with deep atrophic scars may benefit from dermal fillers, which can be injected into the dent to improve the appearance temporarily. Topical retinoids can also prevent future acne scarring and improve uneven texture. Our providers can create a professional-grade skincare plan to support cell regeneration and reduce your scarring. 

Schedule Your Lone Tree, CO Acne Scar Consultation

If you want a clearer, more evenly textured complexion, our expert aesthetic nurses, led by two board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeons, can help you minimize your acne scars. At Park Meadows Aesthetics, we love utilizing the latest treatments and technologies to help you look and feel your best. Call 303-662-8668 to book an acne scar reduction consultation at our Lone Tree, Colorado practice.

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