St. Louis Acne Scar Treatments

Treating Cosmetic Acne Scarring

Acne scarring is an embarrassing and uncomfortable experience for anyone who feels they have to just accept the aftermath of acne ravaged skin. Thankfully, modern medicine and advanced procedures have provided millions of acne sufferers with hope and relief from scars left behind by their acne. There are many ways to heal these scars while also preventing the forming of new ones.

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Creams

One easy way to get rid of acne scars that most people turn to first is through the use of topical creams or cortisone. Red, swollen scars often respond well to an application of cortisone cream to help calm the skin and reduce inflammation. These creams do not require any prescription and can be purchased from the drug store or pharmacy. When it comes to lightening scars, over the counter creams that contain Kojic acid, arbutin, vitamin C or some combination are natural skin lighteners that can lighten the scar’s appearance.

Fillers

When over the counter solutions in the form of topical creams don’t do the trick, a dermatologist or skin rejuvenation specialist can help lessen the appearance of acne scars with fillers. Scars that are particularly deep can be filled in to help even out the skin and rid the area of indentations. The problem that many patients have with fillers is that they usually require constant upkeep, with visits to the doctor every 4 to 6 months for new injections.

Laser Treatments

Modern laser acne scar removal treatments are one of the most effective ways to treat acne scars long-term, and these treatments offer some of the most significant improvements. Fractional lasers can help target the lower levels of the skin to stimulate new collagen growth. Collagen, when produced, can greatly improve the skin’s surface. As new collagen forms, it helps to fill in acne scars and create a fresher, more even appearance.

Continued Care from the St. Louis Laser Lipo and Veins Center

As you seek the best treatment to get rid of your acne scars, it’s important to continue to care for your skin by avoiding prolonged skin exposure which can lead to irritation and furthered discoloration. Acne should not be picked, squeezed, or otherwise agitated as these actions can cause push bacteria further into the skin and cause more collagen damage in the process.

The best first step is to visit a specialist such as those at the Laser Lipo and Vein Center, to have your skin examined and a treatment course advised for proper care and healing. The Laser Lipo and Vein Center specializes in skin resurfacing treatments and can help you claim your healthiest skin.