Embarrassing acne from your teenage years is in your past, but the scars left behind may affect your self-confidence well into adulthood. Dr. Rabin Rozehzadeh and Dr. Arash Gohari of Park Avenue Aesthetics in South Plainfield, New Jersey, offer safe, effective treatments for acne scars, so you can feel more confident and self-assured in social and professional settings. Learn more about treatment options for acne scarring by calling the office or using the online scheduling tool to book an appointment.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why do I have acne scars?
Acne scars are often the result of acne breakouts that penetrated your skin deeply causing damage to the skin surface as well as the tissue below. As your acne healed, your body tried to repair the damage by producing extra collagen. If you produced too much, or too little, a scar was left behind.
Other factors that contribute to acne scarring include:
- Picking, squeezing, and popping pimples
- Having inflammatory or cystic acne
- Waiting too long to treat severe acne
- Having a genetic predisposition to scarring
After a breakout, the scars left behind are either depressed pits in your skin, called atrophic scars, or raised surfaces, known as hypertrophic or keloid scars. Depressed acne scars are the result of your body producing too little collagen to correct the damage, while raised scars occur from an overproduction of collagen. Keloid acne scars are more common among those with darker skin.
Why are my acne scars getting worse with age?
Acne scars sometimes become more visible with age. As your skin loses collagen and becomes less supple, depressions and areas of darker pigmentation become more noticeable.
How are acne scars treated?
Fortunately, there are a variety of treatment options available to effectively minimize the appearance of acne scars, so you don’t have to live with them forever. Many are skin resurfacing treatments which remove the damaged layers of your skin so new, healthier skin appears.
Treatment options include:
- Laser skin resurfacing
- Intense pulsed light therapy
- Dermabrasion and microdermabrasion
- Chemical peels
- Organic facials
What is an organic facial?
An organic facial is like any professional facial meant to cleanse, exfoliate, and nourish your skin. The difference is that an organic facial contains only natural, organic ingredients, so there are no preservatives, chemicals, or synthetic materials in the solution the doctors apply to your face.
Many organic facials contain natural antioxidants and nutrients that help minimize the appearance of acne scars while nourishing your skin.
Dr. Rozehzadeh or Dr. Gohari will recommend effective treatment options depending on your type of acne scars. In some cases, a combination of several skin therapies delivers the best results for your specific needs.
To learn more about treating your acne scars, call the office or schedule a consultation online.
*Individual results may vary.