Acne Scars Don’t Have to be Permanent

 Most people have struggled with acne at some point in their lives – whether as a teenager or as an adult. Most people have also been faced with acne scars that remain long after the blemish fades. Acne can leave emotional scars on many patients, too. Many patients feel self-conscious or embarrassed about the state of their skin. Dr. Peterson offers patients several skin rejuvenating treatments to erase acne scarring and leave skin smooth.

One of those treatments is chemical peels. Chemical peels use different acid solutions- like alpha hydroxy acids, glycolic acid, or even fruit acids – to create a controlled burn on the skin. Some of these acids just penetrate the top layers of the skin, while others can go deeper. After the burn phase is completed, the skin blisters and peels and takes acne scars with it, revealing new, smooth skin underneath. The VI Peel offered by Dr. Peterson is an excellent option to reduce or eliminate light to moderate acne scarring. The VI Peel is suitable for patients of all complexions. This fact that is important to note because traditionally patients with darker complexions were discouraged from chemical peels due to risks of uneven pigmentation.

Another skin rejuvenating therapy offered by Dr. Peterson is microneedling with the Skin Pen. Microneedling is a procedure that creates thousands of tiny holes in the face with very tiny needles. These tiny punctures kick off the body’s collagen producing response to get to work and heal the skin. Microneedling is not only great for treating acne scars, but it is also a must for treating sun damage and large pores. Increased collagen production will also help tighten the skin, eliminating fine lines and wrinkles.

Laser skin rejuvenation is also available to target acne scars and resurface the skin. Dr. Peterson offers three types of laser skin rejuvenation options to target acne scars and increases collagen production. Dr. Peterson recommends combining your choice of laser skin therapy with microdermabrasion to remove the topmost layer of skin and leave you with a fresh face.

If you’re tired of trying to cover up acne scars- stop! Stop and call Dr. Peterson today at 785-234-9000.