Options for acne scar treatment in Chicago
It is estimated that ten million Americans are, to some extent, scarred by acne every year. Thanks to advanced knowledge and technology, and experienced doctors such as Dr. Jonith Breadon, these scars can be reduced or eliminated. Aesthetic Dermatology and Laser Surgery in Chicago offers a number of options for acne scar treatment.
- Topical retinoids – Certain medications applied topically can improve very mild scarring, and may be beneficial as an adjunctive therapy with other treatments.
- Microdermabrasion – Exfoliation with microdermabrasion will even and smooth the skin. A series of treatments can improve very superficial scars.
- Chemical peels – A solution applied to the surface of the skin can remove the top layer to promote the growth of new skin under the scars. This can reduce the depth of the scars and improve pigmentation.
- Dermal fillers – A solution injected under the scar to elevate it will improve the appearance of deep scars. The treatment needs to be repeated periodically to maintain the results.
- Laser skin resurfacing – Laser treatment can remove the top layer of damaged skin and stimulate dermal collagen to smooth and tighten the skin, improving the appearance of the scars.
- Excision – Simply removing the scar with a scalpel and suturing the wound closed can essentially replace a ragged highly visible scar with a small linear one that may resolve on its own, or be improved with resurfacing.
- Subcision – The scar is undermined with a small sharp tool to release the fibrous bands and elevate the level of the scar, improving sunken scars.
- Dermabrasion – The damaged tissue is removed with a high speed brush, as the skin heals superficial scars may be eliminated and deeper scars improved.
- Dermapen – This advanced skin micro-needling device stimulates the production of elastin and collagen, and improves blood supply to the treated area. The results are reduced scars and improved texture of the skin.
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It is important to remember that not all marks left on the skin from acne are actually scars. Remnants of the inflammatory process, called PIH (post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation), can fade in a matter of months. The spots are usually purple, red, or pink on fair skin, and black or brown on darker skin. The doctor can determine if your concerns are scars or PIH.
No single treatment is best for every patient or every type of acne scar. After a comprehensive exam, Dr. Breadon will discuss the various treatments available and the pros and cons of each. She will recommend the most effective treatment for your specific concerns. Call (855) 400-3818 today for a consultation. You can enjoy the lovely office, the help of a compassionate, skilled doctor and friendly staff, and, best of all – more beautiful skin.