Acne Scar Treatments
Acne scar treatments are not a one size fits all procedure, unfortunately. That is why Dr. Jacono and his experienced estheticians at the J SPA Medical Spa located on Long Island, offer a variety of treatment options that are customized for each patient’s needs.
For superficial acne scars, treatment options such as the fractional CO2 laser resurfacing is recommended. For deeper acne scarring, dermabrasion treatments work well. For patients that have pock marks and eevn deeper acne scars, treatments such as fat grafting and punch excisions will work best to fill in the indented scars.
How do the Acne Scar Treatments Work?
Dermabrasion: A dermabrasion is a non-surgical method that uses a diamond wheel with rough edges on it that are used to remove upper layers of the dermis. The wheel will rotate rapidly removing the top layer of skin which will level the skins surface. The treated skin area will be injured in the process and will cause the skin to bleed. Once the wound begins to heal, the new healthier skin will then grow and replace the damaged skin that was removed during the dermabrasion process. As the new skin heals, the acne scars will become less visible.
Fractional CO2 Laser Resurfacing: The fractional CO2 laser resurfacing procedure works to remove acne scars by penetrating deep into the layers of the skin and completely removes the epidermis or the outer layer of skin. When this is done, the production of collagen is stimulated and helps to repair the damaged scar tissue. The CO2 laser also tightens the skin during the process and this allows it to work extremely well in removing unwanted acne scars.
Fat Grafting: Fat grafting is the process of injecting fat from another part of the patient’s body directly into the depressed acne scar. By doing this, the scar is then elevated to diminish its appearance.
Punch Excisions: For the punch excision acne scar treatment, Dr. Jacono uses a small medical biopsy instrument to punch or cut out the acne scar from the skin. Once the acne scar tissue is removed, Dr. Jacono will then stitch the skin back together. The scar that is left from the punch tool will eventually fade with time. This technique is good for removing deep acne scars and the results can be further enhanced when combined with laser resurfacing.
Am I a Good Candidate for Acne Scar Removal Treatments?
These treatments are good for individuals, who are suffering from the effects of acne scarring. Dr. Jacono will be able to determine what customized and tailored approach is best suited for each patient’s needs. To schedule your consultation with Dr. Jacono or to learn more about acne scar treatments offered at J SPA Medical Spa, please contact our office today by calling 516-773-2424.
Acne Scar Treatment FAQs
What are Acne Scars?
Scars are part of the skin’s normal healing process. They develop when the dermis is damaged by inflamed blemishes.
How Do People Get Acne Scars?
Inflamed lesions form when pores become filled with excess oil and bacteria. The infected material spills into the dermis and destroys healthy tissue. The body produces collagen to repair the damage but the skin is never as smooth and flawless.
Are Acne Scars Permanent?
Yes, but there are procedures to minimize the appearance of the scar.
What Acne Scar Treatment Options are Available?
Lasers can be used to treat acne scars. For very deep scars, microdermabrasion is an option.
What side effects are common with Acne Scar Treatments?
Side effects vary depending upon the treatment but are usually minimal. They include temporary redness and swelling.
Are the results permanent?
Yes, the results are permanent but keep in mind that most results deal with the reduction of the appearance of the scar.