Scarring is a major concern for people who suffer from acne. There are three main stages of acne starting with mild acne such as whiteheads and blackheads, moderate acne such as papules and pustules and severe acne such a cysts and nodules. Mild acne is usually superficial and does not leave scars, but the other stages may because they go into the deeper layers of skin. Dermabrasion is one of the top choices for treating acne scars.
Dermabrasion is a cosmetic treatment that is used to improve the appearance and health of the skin. As the name suggests, it is an abrasive treatment that uses special processes to remove the top layers of skin.
Acne scars develop when the inflammation in the hair follicle bursts and spreads to the dermal layer of skin. The scar forms because the inflammation did not heal properly. There are three main types of acne scars, including atrophic scars that have lost collagen, so they appear as a small hole in the skin. This is the most common type. They are sometimes called boxcar scars, icepick scars or rolling scars, depending on their size and appearance.
Hypertrophic scars are rare. They are raised above the top layer of skin, but stay within the original margins of the lesion. Keloid scars form when the scar tissue develops outside the border of the wound. They are more common on men and on the trunk of the body.
The main benefits of dermabrasion for removing acne scars are:
• It is a time-tested treatment for removing scars
• It reactivates the deeper, inactive skin cells
• It can treat a small or large area of skin
• It does not create a line between treated and untreated areas
When you have a consultation with our specialist at Lincoln Park Aesthetics, your acne may be examined and the type of scars you have may be determined. From there, we can come up with a personalized treatment plan for you. There are several options available for removing these scars. While each procedure may be effective for certain types of scars, dermabrasion is considered one of the best treatments for acne scars.
Lincoln Park Aesthetics is conveniently located in Chicago. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation for dermabrasion.