I have had acne-scarred skin since I was a teenager. I would never leave the house without a full face of heavy make-up.
After fractional laser resurfacing at Sante Medical, in just a few weeks my skin was glowing, and pores minimized!
While acne itself is a frustrating condition, it can leave a reminder long after it’s gone in the form of acne scars. While these embarrassing shallow pits can be an eyesore, studies show that they have a devastating effect on self-perception and feelings of self-consciousness. From laser resurfacing to skincare and maintenance, we can help find the perfect non-invasive treatment for you.
Preventing acne scars
For patients who currently have acne, the best treatment for acne scars is preventing them before they occur. Below are two factors that make acne worse and may contribute to scarring once the acne is gone.
- Sun exposure. For both acne and acne scars, direct sunlight can prolong the condition and often make it worse. It is wise to avoid the sun during its peak hours, especially between 10am and 2pm. Sunscreen, hats and other forms of protection are recommended.
- Picking and squeezing. While it’s certainly tempting to pop that whitehead, it actually causes further disturbance to the skin. This results in inflammation and collagen loss, which prevents the skin from healing as it should. Additionally, popping a pimple causes the spread of bacteria deeper into the skin.
At Sante Medical, we understand that patients suffering from acne scars are looking for immediate treatment and we have a comprehensive array of procedures to cater to all skin types and colors. Your acne scar treatment begins with a thorough consultation so our practitioners can determine which treatments will best suit your needs. A single treatment or a combination of treatments may be required to provide the best result.