Acne is one of the most common skin problems that I treat at my dermatology practice in Houston. This condition can affect women and men of all ages and ranges from mild (whiteheads) to severe (cystic). Severe cases of acne can often cause damage to the skin, resulting in scarring.
Fortunately there are many new treatments to improve the appearance of acne scars. At my practice, I commonly perform the following 4 procedures:
- CoolTouch®: This laser treatment helps stimulate the production of new collagen cells to help elevate acne scars, making them less noticeable. The new collagen formation also plumps up lines and wrinkles, resulting in smoother skin.
- Fraxel®: The Fraxel laser procedure resurfaces the skin and improves skin texture and reduces signs of aging. After treatment, acne scars as well as skin discoloration and fine lines are visibly reduced.
- Injectable fillers: Facial filler products are a great way to add instant volume to the skin. A simple injection can soften shallow acne scars as well as provide more youthful facial contours.
- Spa acne treatments: Two spa treatments that help to reduce acne scaring are microdermabrasion and Omnilux™ light treatments. Microdermabrasion helps to resurface the outer layers of the skin, while the light treatments stimulate skin renewal. These procedures are often combined for maximum results.