Acne Scars Overview and Treatment Options

Acne Scar Overview

At Ellemes Medical Spa in Atlanta, GA we help our patients get rid of unwelcome acne scars with a number of treatment options.

Studies have shown that people with acne scars can suffer physically, emotionally and socially. Likewise, those who have received successful treatment enjoy an improved appearance, enhanced self-esteem and promotion of better skin health..

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What are Acne Scars?

Acne scars are usually the result very deep acne lesions that can occur during acne breakouts. The skin attempts to repair these lesions by forming new collagen fibers, which aren’t as smooth and flawless as the original skin, causing acne scarring.

Acne Scars Treatment Options

The appearance of moderate to severe acne scars can benefit from the following procedures:

  • Microdermabrasion:

A microdermabrasion procedure applies tiny rough particles from a special machine to remove the uppermost layer of skin.

  • Chemical Peels:

A chemical peel is a skin treatment that removes the outer layer of old skin by using a special chemical solution. The new skin that replaces the old skin is usually smoother and less scarred.

  • Microneedling:

The microneedling procedure is a skin treatment that uses small needles to create controlled microinjury to the skin. This helps to stimulate the body’s own collagen production and smooth acne scarring.

  • Vivace:

This radio frequency microneedling treatment combines the benefits of microneedling with the additional benefit of radio frequency technology for outstanding results in fighting acne scars.

  • IPL:

This photofacial treatment uses an intense but gentle beam of light that treats the acne without damaging surrounding tissue. It generally works best when combined with other acne treatments.

  • Laser Skin Resurfacing:

This treatment uses a laser to remove the scarred upper layers of skin and encourage new healthy collagen to grow in its place.

Here at Ellemes Medical Spa, we not only educate our patients on what is right for them based on their skin type, but also give them suitable options depending upon their skin condition.

What should I look for before getting an Acne Scars treatment in Atlanta?

When searching for the best place to receive an acne scar treatment, it is important to find an experienced esthetician who is knowledgeable about skincare and is very passionate about their work. At Ellemes Medical Spa, our skincare provider has over 10 years of experience performing a variety of skincare treatments on all different skin types, so you can rest assured your skin is in excellent hands with us!

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