Acne scars can have an adverse effect on an otherwise appealing face. If left untreated, these scars can remain for a lifetime. Certain types of acne scars can be addressed with non-surgical dermatology treatments.
Texas Surgical Dermatology, led by board certified dermatologist Dr. Tri H. Nguyen, provides advanced skin care procedures to patients in Houston, Katy, Spring, The Woodlands, Texas, and surrounding communities.
Skin Resurfacing Treatments to Improve Acne Scars
Cutting-edge laser systems can deliver ablative and non-ablative energy to resurface compromised skin and soften the appearance of acne scars.
In a similar manner, sublative rejuvenation systems powered by radio frequency (RF) energy can also be used to improve the appearance of acne and injury-related scarring.
These treatments reduce the appearance of scars as well as rejuvenate the skin by enhancing textural evenness. RF-based systems are not a laser or light-based treatment. This skin resurfacing system delivers precise fractionated bi-polar radio frequency (RF) heat energy to the inner skin layers (dermis) to revitalize the tissue in the region.
This treatment can effectively “jump-start” the healing process of the body and encourage the production of new collagen without causing damage to the superficial skin layer. Therefore, eMatrix causes minimal post-treatment downtime.
Laser-based skin resurfacing procedures utilize fractionated laser technology to improve the skin’s surface. Laser energy encourages the creation of new skin cells to fill in sites of acne scarring.
Ablative lasers work vigorously on the scar, but non-ablative lasers encourage the production of collagen without causing any harm to the surface of the skin.
In addition, IPL (intense pulsed light) photo facials are an effective treatment for raised and discolored scars and textural unevenness on the skin’s surface.
Injectable Dermal Fillers
Dermal filler injections such as Restylane, Juvederm, and Perlane can help fill pockmarks and hollows that may develop due to deep acne scars.
Juvederm Voluma XC (Voluma)
Juvederm Voluma is an advanced HA-based dermal filler. This injectable dermatology treatment is FDA-approved to add fullness to depleted facial areas.
Many people who are displeased with a gaunt, tired facial appearance may consider Juvederm Voluma filler injections. Voluma can effectively create volume in three regions of the cheek and mid-face, i.e., the apple, the apex, and the hollow of the cheek.
Chemical peels can rejuvenate skin in a non-invasive way through the use of chemical solutions to exfoliate damaged, uneven, and scarred skin. This procedure reveals dazzling skin with a more uniform texture and color.
Medium or strong chemical peels are typically used to treat uneven skin tone due to hyperpigmentation (melasma, skin darkening, sun spots) and other forms of dyschromia (irregular skin pigmentation). The peel prevents the development of tyrosinase, which is an enzyme that helps create melanin. Melanin gives the skin its color or pigment.
Additionally, the peel develops a more even skin appearance and has been shown to improve the appearance of acne and injury-related scarring on the face.
Pharmaceutical Strength Skincare Products
Only plastic surgeons and dermatologists offer advanced at-home scar treatments. These effective treatments consist of active ingredients that prevent the development of scars while significantly improving the appearance of existing scars.
These treatments are developed with robust components to improve textural unevenness such as scarring, while simultaneously toning, brightening, and smoothing the skin.
Board certified dermatologist Dr. Tri H. Nguyen receives patients from Houston, Katy, Spring, The Woodlands, Texas, and nearby areas for safe and proven skin care treatments.
For more information on procedures and treatments offered at Texas Surgical Dermatology PA please call 832.663.6566 or click here to contact our dermatologists. Helping patients in Houston, The Woodlands, Springs, Katy and other surrounding areas of Texas.