Acne is one of the most prevalent and bothersome skin problems. Many people still deal with active acne or the scars left behind, even though pimples are typically linked with adolescent years. Now you have a reason to smile because a plastic surgeon can use any of the following treatments to treat acne and remove acne scars and restore your confidence in your skin’s appearance.
Remove the Spot: 4 Surprising Acne Treatments
Laser treatments come in a wide variety of forms. When choosing the right kind for you, consider several variables, including your skin tone and color and what you hope to accomplish.
High-intensity light pulses are focused on the skin during a laser procedure. A laser can help decrease inflammation and acne-causing germs, heal existing pimples and stimulate the skin to regenerate itself.
Lasers can treat both acne and scarring from acne. Some lasers are effective with just one treatment, while others require a series of sessions to get the desired effect. The cost of laser treatments can be rather high, and most people’s health insurance does not cover them.
Just like its name suggests, chemical peels remove the outer layer of skin to enhance its quality. There is no downtime with these peels; however, your skin may appear a little red afterward. For moderate acne, superficial peels are the most effective.
Chemical peels come in a variety of forms. Don’t worry because board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Guy Cappuccino can assist you in determining which product is appropriate for your skin type and condition.
Chemo peels remove dead skin cells off the top layer of the skin by soaking them in an acid solution such as glycolic or salicylic acid. As the skin begins to recover, this sets in motion the remodeling process. Your skin will start to peel off during the following several days or even weeks, allowing the new skin to emerge to the surface. Chemical peels treat both acne and scarring.
Acne scars are removed by dermabrasion, a process that employs an electric sanding tool to remove the top layer of skin. Regeneration occurs in the form of new skin cells replacing the previously damaged layer of skin. Lighter-skinned people often get better outcomes since enhanced pigmentation is less likely to occur following the operation.
Excision of Acne Marks
It’s possible that certain blemishes are persistent and will not react to the suggested remedies. In this situation, we recommend blemish excision. Excision of the pimple is an in-office technique that requires the creation of a tiny incision to drain pus and debris
You’ll be awake the entire time. Your doctor may provide a numbing chemical to ease your discomfort and keep you safe. Ideally, the blemish will begin to heal when the comedonal core and pus are removed. As with any medical procedure, you’ll need to see your doctor before deciding whether this is the best option for you.
If you’re looking for a boost to your acne treatment regimen, these expert treatments may be a suitable fit. However, these techniques should be used with other acne treatment methods rather than as a stand-alone remedy.
Please see a board certified plastic surgeon to determine whether any of these acne treatment treatments are appropriate for your current treatment plan.