When patients in the Annapolis, MD community are considering acne scar revision, they may not be aware of the options available. Some patients feel as though they have to live with their acne scars, but they can have a negative effect confidence and self-esteem. Thankfully, there are methods of reducing the appearance of acne scars that can be used to address even the deepest of pits.
Acne scars are a common issue for patients who have had severe active acne in the past. The blemishes and pustules can leave deep pitting in the skin or even rolling bumps across the face that cannot be addressed with cosmetics. In such cases, the team of the Center for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery may suggest acne scar revision.
Scar revision is a wonderful method for acne scar. Deep “ice pick” scars are small yet deep and may be treated by needling procedures. Dermal fillers such as Juvéderm and Restylane are often used for depressed scar revision and many patients find that with periodic injections, they can enjoy the benefits dermal fillers have to offer. Injections are a minimally invasive method of scar revision that is easily affordable for many patients.
Dr. Cheryl Burgess is a board certified dermatologist who may also suggest procedures such as microdermabrasion, laser therapies or chemical peels as alternatives for larger areas of scarring. These treatments may be better for shallower acne scar revision while skin needling is more appropriate for deeper pitting.
At the practice of the Center for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery, we recommend patients take the time to learn about the many options available to them for acne scar revision. We welcome new patients to either of our two conveniently located facilities in Annapolis, MD and Washington, DC. Contact us today to book a consultation visit.