Acne scars can affect your appearance and your self-esteem. Modern surgical and nonsurgical techniques have made leaps and bounds at reducing the visibility of acne scars and give your skin a smoother, more attractive appearance. In some cases, these procedures can be combined with a Houston face lift to create a healthier and more youthful look for you. Here are some of the most effective cosmetic treatments for acne scars available today.
During a chemical peel, an acidic substance is applied to the top layer of skin to remove it and to reveal less damaged skin beneath the top layer of the epidermis. These procedures should only be performed under the supervision of a qualified Houston cosmetic surgeon to prevent serious damage or injury to skin from overexposure or misapplication of chemicals.
Dermabrasion and Microdermabrasion
Depending on the extent and depth of acne scarring, your surgeon may recommend dermabrasion or microdermabrasion to scrub away the top layers of skin for a smoother and less scarred appearance.
- Dermabrasion requires either local or general anesthesia and is performed using a handheld device that abrades skin to remove the top few layers of living and dead cells. It usually requires a recovery period of up to two weeks to allow skin to heal and to achieve the best results.
- Microdermabrasion generally does not require any anesthesia and is not a painful procedure. Unlike dermabrasion, microdermabrasion removes only the outermost layers of dead skin. The results achieved with microdermabrasion, however, are not usually as dramatic as those produced by dermabrasion procedures.
Working with a specialist in the field of Houston cosmetic surgery can ensure the best results and the most practical guidance in determining whether microdermabrasion or dermabrasion is the right choice for you.
Dermal Filler Injections
For especially deep acne scars, dermal fillers can sometimes provide extra help in smoothing out skin and achieving a more attractive appearance. The effects of dermal fillers dissipate over time and may require multiple applications to achieve the best results.
Punch Graft Procedures
For small areas of extremely deep scars, a punch graft can sometimes produce real improvements in your appearance. Skin is taken from another area of the body with smoother skin and grafted into the area to eliminate scars and create a more attractive look.
Laser Scar Removal
One of the most advanced methods for managing acne scarring, laser resurfacing treatments use light energy to remove the top layers of skin tissue. Several treatments may be required to achieve the most beautiful results.
At Capriotti Cosmetic and Laser Surgery, we can provide you with the latest and most effective solutions for acne scarring and all your other cosmetic surgery needs. Call us today at 713-674-7201 to discuss your options with one of our skilled Houston cosmetic surgeons. We look forward to helping you look your best every day.