5 Ways to Minimize Acne Scars

Feb 27, 2020 | Skin Care


If you have suffered from or currently suffer from acne, you probably know all too well the lasting effects it can leave on your skin. Scars and discoloration from blemishes last longer than the actual blemishes themselves. Acne can cause hyperpigmentation or changes in the texture of your skin causing raised or depressed scars. However, it is possible to minimize the appearance of your acne scars through cosmetic treatments. Depending on your type of scarring, one or more of these five treatments may be for you.

#1. Chemical Peel

Superficial to medium depth chemical peels can be used to lighten hyperpigmentation or texture scars by removing the top layers of facial skin. Using alpha-hydroxy acids, salicylic acid, or betahydroxy acids, dead skin cells are removed by the peel and the skin is stimulated to repair itself naturally.

#2. TotalFX Laser Skin Resurfacing

TotalFX laser skin resurfacing is a very effective process for treating scarred skin. It uses fractional CO2 laser micro-beams to trigger the production of collagen and new skin growth from deep within your skin to heal acne scars.

#3. Lumenis M22

The Lumenis M22 laser system can be used to improve the texture of your skin through ablative resurfacing. By removing thin layers of skin, damage and tone can be improved as scarring in minimized.

#4. Micro-Needling

Micro-needling can be used to stimulate your body’s collagen production. By making minute punctures over damaged skin, new collagen and elastin repair the skin by generating new skin cells.

#5. RED Light Therapy

Developed by NASA, RED light therapy uses infrared light to increase collagen production, improve skin tone, and increase blood circulation. The light penetrates deep into the skin and helps fade scarring.

Are you ready to improve the appearance of your skin by minimizing your acne scars? Call North Scottsdale Laser & Skin Care at (480) 565-8260 for your free consultation to determine what treatment is best for you.