acne scars treatment

Acne Scars Treatments

If you have acne scars etched in your face left
behind by acne from years ago, I’ll bet you’ve tried a bunch of different
products and treatments to fix them. And if you, like most people, were disappointed
with the results, I’ll tell you why, and more importantly,
what to do. Stay tuned! Hello, I’m Dr. Neal Schultz [pause] And welcome to DermTV. Not a day goes by without a viewer question
or patient visit about acne scar treatment. By “acne scars,” I‘m referring specifically
to skin colored holes or depressions left in your skin by old acne
lesions months or years earlier. Technically, these are called “atrophic”
scars because there has been a loss of volume of
the dermal or middle layer of skin… And it’s that loss of volume, or “atrophy,”
which causes the depression or hole. This refers to all three types of atrophic
acne scars: ice pick box car and rolling. All are caused by the surface of your skin
literally sinking in, in different shapes, from loss of the underlying
dermis caused by the destructive force of extreme
inflammation of severe acne cysts. Sadly there is no topical skincare product or at home device that will significantly
improve those scars, very simply, because at home stuff just can’t
cause the body to make enough new dermal tissue, whether its collagen, hyaluronic, GAG’s, and
so on to fill in the hole enough to raise the surface
of the skin to make a meaningful difference. And even if they improve it 10%, which frankly
is very unlikely, all you’ll probably see is the 90% they
didn’t help.

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So whether it’s retinoids, dermarollers,
microdermabrasion, silicone patches or even my revered glycolics, which all can
do good things for many skin issues, they’ll only frustrate your desire to fix
your acne scars. But if you do need treatment, don’t despair.
See your dermatologist. Many in office treatments really do help,
such as surgical repair of the acne scars, fillers treatments or even laser therapy with
C02, Erbium and other types which today have less downtime
and quicker healing. Acne scars need not be forever.