Most acne scars cause depressions or pits in the skin.
Depressed scars usually form on the face. A dermatologist may refer to these scars as “atrophic” scars or use the name of the specific depressed scar-
Who gets acne scars?
Some people are more likely to see scars when their acne clears. The risk increases when a person-
- Has inflammatory (swollen, reddish, and painful) acne, such as acne cysts and nodules. This type of acne tends to penetrate deep into the skin, which damages the skin.
- Delays or does not treat inflammatory acne. The longer a person has inflammatory acne, the higher the risk of scarring.
- Picks, squeezes, or pops acne. This increases inflammation, which increases the risk of scarring.
- Has a blood relative who developed acne scars. Genes play a significant role.
If acne scars bother you, there are safe and effective treatments available through us. Treatment can diminish acne scars that cause depressions in the skin.
Treatments include laser treatments, minor skin surgeries, chemical peels, and fillers. At RD clinic these treatments are available. eTwo laser from Syneron is U.S. FDA approved for treatment of acne scars and skin rejuvenation. It combines the unique Sublime and Sublative applications for comprehensive facial rejuvenation.
Sublime™ uses the elōs combination of safe and effective levels of infrared light and bi-polar radio frequency energies to remodel the deep dermal layer of the skin by stimulating new collagen growth.
Sublative™ fractionated bi-polar radio frequency technology places the heat energy effectively into the upper dermis where it can produce a significant increase in both collagen and elastin with minimal epidermal disruption.