Acne Scar Treatment in Louisville, Lexington, Kentucky
Acne scars can be treated with injectable fillers. Artefill is a semi-permanent filler that can fill in the smile line, nasolabial folds, and depressed scars.
We also offer Juvéderm, Prevelle Silk, and Restylane, Refyne and Defyne which are temporary fillers that last anywhere from three months to a year. Microdermabrasion is another option for acne scars. For more information on the treatment of acne scars or any other laser treatments, visit our laser Treatments home page.
ProFractional is the most advanced Erbium fractional laser technology that quickly and effectively treats acne scars. The ProFractional laser can help stimulate the target area’s collagen production. Essentially, it places older tissue with brand-new, healthier tissue. As the new collagen continues to fill in, the appearance of acne scarring is reduced.
What makes the ProFractional unique is that it can be tailored to include as little or as much thermal heat as desired for each individual. The more heat used, the better the end result will be– but it will require more healing time.
Healing time depends on how deep the patient’s treatment is, and can be anywhere from three to ten days. For the best results possible, patients should receive consecutive treatments, typically four to six, over the course of one to two months. Keep in mind that every patient is different, so you require more or fewer treatment sessions to reach your aesthetic goals.
The MicroLaserPeel is a partial-to-full epidermal laser peel and is done in-office using a topical anesthetic. It ablates the outermost layers of the skin with the depth of the peel going between 10 and 50 microns, based on the level of acne scar corrections. It goes deeper into the epidermis than treatments like our Microdermabrasion but is much less invasive than laser resurfacing.
This treatment is usually repeated two to four times, spaced six to eight weeks apart to achieve the desired result. The downtime for this peel is placed over three to four days. Patients may look sunburned immediately following the treatment. Redness will continue to dissipate.
Vivace is a microneedling device that uses radiofrequency (RF) energy to deliver heat the the bottom portion of the skin to stimulate the natural production of collagen. Usually several passes at different depths will be needed to improve superficial acne scars and make pore size smaller. A series of 2-4 treatments will be recommended to get the best results. Because only the tip of the small needle gets hot, it can be used on patients of all skin tones at all times of the year.
Will Dermal Fillers Improve My Acne Scarring?
The injectable dermal filler you receive can act as a substitute for lost collagen and help smooth out the skin for those with atrophic scars. Acne scars that are above the skin, which are called hypertrophic scars, cannot be treated with dermal fillers. However, there are plenty of alternatives including a V-Beam Laser and cortisone injections.
Is Laser Treatment for Acne Scarring Suitable for All Skin Types?
In the past, laser treatment was originally for those with skin types I to IV. However, there have been many advancements in laser technology, so now it’s suitable for all skin types. For those with darker skin types, the overall effectiveness of the treatment depends on the laser being utilized.
Are There Alternative Treatments for Acne Scarring?
Of course! Acne scarring can be treated with chemical peels, dermabrasion, steroid injections, and skin needling. If a person’s acne scarring is severe, a dermatologist may recommend a surgery called punch excision.
Who Should Avoid Laser Treatment for Acne Scars?
While laser treatment for acne scarring is safe for most skin types, patients with active acne flares or other skin eruptions may want to avoid laser treatment.