If you’re dealing with acne scars, you don’t have to hide your face from the world or suffer in silence. Depending on your skin type, degree of scarring, and other factors, we have options available to help manage your acne scars and improve your skin.
At Ashburn Laser & Skincare Clinic, our medical director, Dr. Nasrin Ejtamaee, and our team offer a range of skin care treatments at our office in Ashburn, Virginia.
If you’re struggling with acne scars, chronic acne, or other skin care issues, we can help.
The first step is to schedule an appointment for a comprehensive evaluation so we can assess your skin type, look for signs of aging and damage, and design a treatment plan and skin care routine that will work best for your needs.
Here are some of the treatments we commonly recommend to manage acne scarring.
Certain over-the-counter creams, gels, and serums containing ingredients like retinol, vitamin C, or alpha hydroxy acids may help fade acne scars over time. Look for products specifically designed to target scars or promote skin renewal.
While over-the-counter treatments can be helpful in some cases, it’s always best to consult a medical professional and skilled esthetician who can recommend safe and effective treatments based on the severity and type of your scars.
Using the wrong product for your skin may make the problem worse or not yield the results you’re looking for, leading to more frustration.
There are several types of chemical peels for different skin types. Chemical peels exfoliate the top layers of skin and promote new cell growth. In addition to helping with acne, chemical peels also target other common skin problems like sun damage, and fine lines and wrinkles.
Microdermabrasion uses tiny crystals or a diamond-tipped wand to remove the outer layer of skin, helping to reduce the appearance of scars.
Microneedling involves using fine needles to create tiny punctures in the skin, stimulating collagen production and promoting skin rejuvenation.
Laser skin resurfacing
Certain laser treatments can target acne scars by resurfacing the skin and promoting collagen production.
In cases where acne is still active or there’s a risk of new breakouts, medications like topical retinoids, antibiotics, or oral isotretinoin (for severe acne) may help. By effectively treating acne, you can prevent new scars from forming and improve existing ones over time.
Patience and sun protection
Treating acne scars takes time, so be patient and consistent. And protecting your skin from sun exposure is crucial, as UV rays can darken scars and make them more visible.
Always wear sunscreen with a high sun protection factor and wear a hat or seek shade when outdoors. UV rays can also increase your risk of sun damage, premature aging, and skin cancer.
For more information about acne treatment and the range of cosmetic treatments available at Ashburn Laser & Skincare Clinic, contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our skin care specialists at our office in Ashburn, Virginia.