Acne scars that result from severe cystic or nodular lesions can be improved using skin resurfacing procedures, dermal fillers or a combination of both. Skin resurfacing techniques are most effective in treating a global scarring pattern that affects multiple areas of the facial skin. Dermal fillers soften both superficial and deep, ice-pick scars. Dermal fillers […]
ABC News recently published an article addressing a frustration of many women. Adult onset of acne affects even those that did not experience acne during adolescence or their teenage years. For many women, hormonal fluctuations are the culprit leading to large cystic acne eruptions. The typical age of onset is between 20-29 years old.
The good […]
Depressed acne scars can be raised using injectable fillers. The goal is to elevate the surface of the scar to the level of the skin so a shadow is not cast in the depressed area. Any HA (hyaluronic acid) filler will work. HA products currently available include Juvederm, Restylane and Perlane. Radiesse and Sculptra […]
POST-INFLAMMATORY HYPERPIGMENTATION (PIH)
PIH may also result from acne, leaving behind a flat area of discoloration on the skin ranging from pink to red, purple, brown or black depending on your skin tone and depth of the discoloration. While often mistaken as acne scarring, many of Dr. Kolstad’s patients are relieved to learn that these marks […]
DO ACNE SCARS GO AWAY?
Acne scars, especially pitting ‘ice-pick’ scars tend to be permanent. The good news is that there are a variety of treatments depending on the size of the scars.
Resurfacing peels / microdermabrasion are very superficial in nature and consequently will only slightly improve deep, pitted scars. A good resurfacing tool is dermabrasion, […]