Acne affects a large majority of teens and some adults all over the world. Most of all, people continue to fight with acne scars left over even once those acne-filled years are over. There are a few temporary solutions, such as makeup, and there are costly solutions, such as laser treatments.
In the world of injectables, Bellafill® is distinctive. Bellafill® works in two ways:
Bellafill® is the only dermal filler on the market approved for the correction of moderate to severe, atrophic, distensible facial acne scars on the cheek in patients over the age of 21 years.
Bellafill® requires a skin test to identify patients. This is because they may be allergic to to the lidocaine or bovine collagen in Bellafill®.
Bellafill® isn’t just an exceptional treatment option for acne scars. It has a proven safety profile.
It is not recommended to start laser treatment if you still have active acne. Once it is well controlled, you may consider Halo™ laser skin resurfacing. Halo™ has been shown to even the skin surface and build new collagen. Since collagen is a protein that acts as a building block for skin, it can fill in the acne scars. Typically, one to three treatments can make a noticeable improvement in the appearance of acne scarring, and results can last several years.
Recently studies have shown that lasers such as Halo can be performed even if you have recently undergone a course of Accutane.
What is the procedure for Halo™ acne treatment?
Doctors apply a topical anesthetic to your skin about 30 minutes prior to treatment. Then, the Halo handpiece rolls over your skin, sending wavelengths to the top and bottom layers of the skin tissue. You will be able to resume normal activity after treatment. However, it’s important to protect your skin for the first 24 hours and carefully follow your aftercare instructions. You can expect your skin to peel after about 3 days, finally revealing the rejuvenated skin.
Because each individual gets a customized Halo laser treatment the cost will vary depending on the person and the number of treatments needed to produce their desired result.
Most of all, wearing a broad-spectrum sunscreen every day is one of the best things you can do for you skin, since ultraviolet light from the sun can cause acne scars to darken and slow the healing process. Contrary to popular belief, do not put Vitamin E on your acne scars because they can actually get worse. Also, avoid picking and squeezing, which almost always makes scarring worse in the end.
If you’re struggling with acne scarring in Birmingham or surrounding areas, contact Dr. Ginsburg at Ginsburg Dermatology for expert acne treatment.
If you are ready to get rid of unwanted acne scars, schedule an appointment with Dr. Ginsburg to learn more about treatment options. Fill out the form below, or call us at (205) 592-4880