How unfair it is that once you have finally gotten rid of your acne, you are left with noticeable scars on your cheeks! Acne scars can sometimes be just as troubling as acne itself. Some types of scarring, such as the red marks left behind from old acne, can improve over time with little treatment. Other types of acne scarring, such as atrophic (or ‘pitted’) acne scars, require some sort of intervention to remove. Thankfully, some of the topical prescription medications that we use to treat acne can also help fill in these pitted acne scars. However, patients who wish to have dramatic improvement of their pitted acne scars will benefit from laser treatment.
The best treatment for most patients with pitted acne scars is the Fractional CO2 laser. This laser is a relatively fast treatment that stimulates the production of healthy collagen to resurface the texture of the skin. By stimulating healthy skin cells to replace the scarred tissue, the acne scars will become smoother over time. This laser treatment for acne scars in Minnesota continues to produce improvement for up to six months after a single treatment. Most patients require only one treatment for dramatic improvement of their acne scars. The best part about Fractional CO2 laser resurfacing treatment for acne scars is that the results are permanent. Tareen Dermatology in Minnesota is proud to offer this treatment for our patients, in order to get rid of acne scars permanently. Other treatments for pitted acne scars include dermal fillers, subcision, chemical peels, and other laser treatments. During your initial visit, we will discuss all of the options for acne scar treatment, and determine which is the best treatment for acne scars on your skin.