Acne, particularly the more severe types, can leave scars. Just as there are many treatments for acne itself, there are also many treatments for the scars left by acne. Some of the most popular acne scar treatment options in Chicago include:
• Laser treatment
As you can imagine, the right acne scar treatment for you will depend on a number of factors and can ultimately be determined during a consultation at our office. Below, we will provide a general overview of some of the most popular treatments in the Chicago area.
A Closer Look at Laser Treatment
In addition to acne scars, laser therapy can be used to treat other skin problems like discoloration, fine lines, and enlarged pores, just to name a few. During this type of treatment, the laser bypasses the epidermis to heat and stimulate the healing processes within the skin. Eventually, the scars become smaller and less noticeable.
What is BellafillⓇ?
BellafillⓇ is a type of dermal filler that is amazing at treating certain types of scars. In fact, it has been approved by the FDA to treat acne scars, making it a safe and effective treatment for this type of scarring. Made mostly of collagen, it is able to lift the scar so that it is filled in and blends in with the surrounding skin.
What About Microneedling?
Another amazing weapon in our acne scar treatment arsenal is microneedling. With this treatment, we are able to create many tiny “micro-channels” in the skin in order to stimulate the body’s natural healing processes. Healthy, new skin eventually replaces the scar. Just like laser treatment and so many other cosmetic procedures, microneedling can address more than just acne scarring. It can also be used to minimize the appearance of lines and wrinkles and other blemishes. Most people in Chicago will need a series of treatments to get the desired results.
Learn More About Your Options
These are just a few of the most popular acne scar treatments that we have available here at aFreshⓇ Med Spa & Plastic Surgery. During a consultation at our office in Glenview, you can get all the facts about the treatments and which one is best for you. Contact us today to book an appointment and get started. We look forward to hearing from you!