How does MD TLC™ treat acne scars?
Scarring is a natural part of the healing process after injury. Although most acne scars are not bothersome, when they are in an obvious location (such as the face and neck) they can be disfiguring and affect your self-esteem.
At MD TLC™, our approach involves utilizing fractional lasers alongside complementary techniques and devices to significantly enhance the visual aspect of various scar types across a wide range of skin tones.
Our acne scar treatment options include:
- PicoSure® PRO
- Tixel® Skin Rejuvenation
- ICON™ Laser
- SmartSkin+ CO2 Laser Skin Renewal
- Belotero Balance®
- Men’s Services
Why do acne scars form?
Acne scars form as a result of the skin’s natural healing process following severe or inflammatory acne lesions. When acne develops, particularly deep or cystic lesions, the skin’s collagen fibers can be damaged. As the skin repairs itself, abnormal collagen production can occur, leading to the formation of scars. Different types of scars, such as ice pick scars, boxcar scars, and rolling scars, develop based on the extent of damage and the skin’s healing response. Proper acne management, avoiding picking or squeezing pimples, and timely treatment can help minimize the risk of scarring.
How can I prevent acne scarring?
Preventing acne scars involves proactive skincare and mindful habits:
- Avoid picking, squeezing, or popping pimples, as this can worsen scarring
- Protect your skin from the sun using sunscreen daily to prevent further damage
- Gently cleanse and moisturize your skin using non-comedogenic products
- If you have a tendency to scar, avoid harsh exfoliation and consider using products with ingredients like retinoids or vitamin C to promote collagen production and skin healing
Early and effective treatment of acne can minimize the risk of scarring, so request a consultation at MD TLC™ for personalized guidance and treatment options.
Schedule acne scar treatments in Wellesley, MA
To learn more about how MD TLC™ can help with acne scarring, please fill out the form below to request a consultation or call (781) 431-0002. We will create a custom treatment plan just for you!