Acne Scar Treatment
Many clients first question when working with us is “How can we get rid of the scarring?” We must first get rid of the acne or we will chase scarring for a long time.
We recommend a introducing a Retinol Propionate which is gentler than Retin-A or stronger chemical peels to even out the texture and tone of your skin and help with scarring. Once you’ve been clear skin for at least 3 months we are happy to discuss other options with you as well.
Acne scars, or Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH), can be a painful reminder of dealing with breakouts – no matter how mild or severe. If you have PIH those will diminish on their own in 4-6 months after the pimple has healed.
PIH is technically called Angiogenesis. Angiogenesis is background redness left over from past breakouts. Your body has created a lot of new blood vessels as it tried to heal the pimples itself. Now the body has to reabsorb those breakouts and the redness isn’t a scar it’s just residual redness in your skin. When the body absorbs those vessels it will disappear.
At Atlanta Acne Specialists, we don’t perform scar revision or promise to remove scarring, however, we can help minimize acne scarring in several ways. By using our products and strictly following our product recommendations, you will notice your acne scarring start to minimize.
Once you’ve achieve clear skin for at least 6 months, we recommend a series of microdermabrasion treatments or stronger chemical peels to even out the texture and tone of your skin.