Are you wondering how to get rid of pimple scars? Banish your blemishes with our top 5 dermatologist approved acne scar treatments.
types of acne scars
Determining which type of scarring you have is crucial in determining which treatment will be the best for you. There are four main types of scarring:
Boxcar: Round or square depressions with sharp edges
Icepick: Similar to puncture marks on the skin (often described as an open looking pore or if you were to prick your skin with an icepick)
Hypertrophic: Raised/textured scars that are firm to the touch
Rolling Scars: Wide and shallow indentations, round in appearance. (if you puff your cheeks out like a chipmunk and your scars disappear- they’re rolling)
This highly effective microdermabrasion treatment is one of the most innovative and sought after means to remove acne scars, especially on the face. Microdermabrasion exfoliates more deeply to reduce the appearance of acne scars and stimulate collagen and elastin production.
The two most popular laser treatments for acne scars are Fraxel and PicoSure. These treatments diminish acne scars and pigmentation and stimulates new collagen production by going deep into each pore to help rebuild your skin. This method is not recommended for anyone still susceptible to acne.
A chemical peel removes the top layer of skin and deep scars. Although this can be done at home, a professional uses a stronger and more concentrated solution to achieve much better results.
Used for many cosmetic purposes, fillers contain collagen that is injected underneath the skin to plump up depressed scars and smooth out the skin. Normally a filler will last 6 – 8 months.
This is a newer technique using small needles on a roller to puncture the skin. As it heals, it produces new collagen to fill in depressed acne scars, but it may take a bit longer to see results.
There are additional in office procedures to remove deep depressed scars.
stop – don’t pop
If you still get occasional acne, avoid popping or squeezing the new breakouts. This will only irritate the skin and lead to further scarring.
If you are interested in having smooth skin again, contact Mary Lee Amerian M.D. Dermatology at (310) 829-9396 for the best solution for your acne scars.