Acne is not only a teenager’s problem! There are many adults that acquire acne and end up with long-lasting scars.  Acne occurs when dirt and bacteria build up in the oil glands under the skin. Sebum is made in the, which is an oil that carries the dead skin cells to the surface of the skin to be removed. A pimple starts to form when the follicle that carries the oil is clogged. The inflammation caused by the acne may not always leave a scar, but when and if it breaks the follicle wall and progresses deeper under the skin, there is a greater chance a scar will form. Fortunately, laser acne treatments using the latest technology are offered at our office to minimize the appearance of acne scars.

Types of Scars

There are generally two main types of acne scars:

Atrophic scars, which are also known as depressed scars, occur when there is tissue loss during the healing process. The wound leaves a depressed area that is about the size of an icepick prick. These are very small scars, but there are boxcar scars that are large and resemble a chickenpox scar.

Keloid scars, or hypertrophic scars, appear when the skin produces more collagen than needed while the wound is healing. The additional collagen causes raised tissue on the skin’s surface.

Best Method for Treatment

Acne scars can make someone feel unattractive. Laser acne treatments are considered to be the best available method to remove acne scars altogether. Lasers produce intense light beams, and the light is transmitted using a narrow band of wavelengths. Not all areas of the skin will be affected, only the spot that needs to be treated.

Laser acne treatments can be used on many types of skin. Generally, a series of treatment sessions are needed to receive the best results. One benefit of these treatments is that other unwanted skin conditions may be addressed in the process. While receiving the treatments for your acne scars, you may also notice that other conditions, such as fine lines, have faded or at best completely disappeared.

Rejuvenation Laser and Skin Center

Rejuvenation Laser and Skin Center will provide you with a consultation to give you the options best for your condition. You may have several different types of scarring that will require different types of laser acne treatments. Our expert will go over the treatments available, so you have the best chance of getting rid of acne scars to have smooth skin again. Let our technicians in West Virginia find the best treatment so that you will feel more confident about your more youthful skin. Call us today to schedule an appointment.