Acne is a very common skin affection that manifests in red, inflamed bumps and pustules on the skin. The breakouts might leave behind scars that are hard to conceal. Fortunately, Elevated Dermatology’s board certified Dermatologist Dr. Kate Messana can help treat acne scars, achieving excellent results. Here are some of the methods she uses:
- ProFractional Laser resurfacing – one of the most effective techniques for deep acne scarring, this treatment involves a laser that uses heat to create channels in the skin which activate fibroblast production, resulting in increased thickness to the treated areas. This improves the depth of the scarred areas and gives skin a smoother appearance. After this treatment your skin will be red and swollen for 5-7 days, and you will see results in a few months. One to three treatments may be necessary to improve your skin.
- Microneedling – this is an effective technique for mild to moderate acne scarring. Small needles create channels in the skin similar to laser resurfacing, but without the lengthy downtime. This treatment usually has 2-3 days of downtime but requires 3-6 treatments total, so when looking for the best dermatologist near me in Parker search is recommended for convenience and close proximity to your home.