Acne Scarring Treatment

Severe acne can leave your skin pitted or permanently scarred. Acne and the scarring it leaves behind may make you self-conscious about your appearance, but acne scarring can be reduced. In Anchorage, skin care professionals at FACES medical spa and laser center use advanced treatments to help patients achieve smoother skin and regain their confidence.

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About Acne Scars

The most common reason people get acne scars is genetics. Your body’s inflammation response dictates whether you will scar easily or retain a smooth complexion after moderate adolescent acne. Some acne scarring can be prevented by aggressively treating acne and avoiding picking or squeezing acne lesions.

Are Acne Scars Permanent?

Wounds scar as part of your body’s natural healing response. Acne creates small, inflamed wounds that stimulate new collagen growth. If the inflamed lesions are shallow, the skin tends to maintain a smooth appearance. Deeper lesions, however, can lead to scarring. Surgical and non-surgical treatments can greatly improve the appearance of acne scarring.

I have been going to the Medical Spa for several years and have been enormously pleased with how they've kept up with the latest technology and available treatments. They provide me with the information I need to make good decisions, don't keep me waiting when I arrive and always make sure I am comfortable throughout the procedures. [They] explain what [they are] doing and adjust [their] pace to fit my tolerance, if necessary. I have been quite pleased with the results I've had from the Medical Spa.

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Acne Scar Treatment

Under the direction of our board-certified facial plastic surgeons, our medical spa professionals use a variety of treatment options to address acne scarring. We will recommend the best treatment for your individual needs after a thorough skin evaluation. Learn more about the treatments by using the links below:

Laser skin procedures: We use the Sciton ProFractional™ laser to stimulate collagen production by destroying the skin’s outer layer. Acne scarring usually requires more than one treatment to get the best results.

Microneedling: Also called collagen-induction therapy, microneedling creates micro-injuries in the skin to prompt the production of collage. It softens the appearance of moderate to severe acne scarring as part of the healing process. Patients have the option of treatment with the SkinPen® or the Genius® device that emits high-intensity focused radiofrequency (RF) through the needles.

Chemical peels: Medical-grade chemical peels exfoliate the skin and spur new collagen growth. They can be especially effective for acne scars when combined with laser treatments.

If you have acne scars and would like to learn more about treatment, request a consultation at Alaska Center for Ear, Nose and Throat’s medical spa, FACES, or call our office at  (907) 279-8800 to schedule an appointment.

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