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Acne Scar Treatment

There are hundreds and thousands of acne treatments available to consumers on the market today

The products and services claim to help get rid of acne, heal the skin, and sometimes work like magic! Dealing with acne may not be as simple as it may seem for some people, because the root cause of one person’s acne can be totally different than another individual. Let’s take a look at how a medical professional would treat your acne versus a product in an infomercial.

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How Is Acne Treated?

All plastic surgeons and dermatologists begin with an analysis of the skin in its current condition with a series of probing questions to help them understand the severity of the situation. This allows them to identify the type of acne they are treating because acne can come in many forms and in different phases in a person’s life. Acne falls under the category of atrophic scars, which means they are indented. These scars are often irritable and do not go away on their own. With the assistance of laser technology, one can treat acne scars with minimal discomfort. Acne treatment is an individualized approach, so a successful treatment for a patient may not actually be suitable for someone else. Treating mild acne is more feasible with the use of the right over-the-counter products and lifestyle adjustments. OTC (over-the-counter) medications are usually topical treatments with medicinal ingredients that help target acne bacteria. These topical treatments can come in forms of creams, liquids, capsules, serums, ointments, and even pre-soaked pads with key ingredients that are known to assist with acne breakouts. Some of the common ingredients that one can find in OTC medications include the following:

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Acne scars do not go away on their own

Benzoyl Peroxide

Acne is treatable, and individual treatments with a dermatologist/plastic surgeon are sometimes necessary to heal the skin from the inside out. If persistent acne is not responsive to typical remedies, then contacting a professional would be the prompt way to deal with acne. Acne affects millions of people across the globe, and some are unaware of other technologies that have been developed in the aesthetics market specifically to target acne prone skin.

Dr. Torgerson offers laser skin therapy for those who want to treat their acne and correct scarring that acne may have left on the skin. Some of the treatments available include advanced AFT-IPL laser treatments for minimal scarring, CO2 fractional laser for more aggressive conditions, and microdermabrasion with SilkPeel facial treatment to promote the growth of healthy new skin cells.

Patients with deep scarring may benefit from surgery because it can eliminate the deep tissue scars that may not respond to medications or laser treatments. A complimentary skin assessment consultation with Dr. Torgerson is a great way for patients to recognize the treatment options available to them to help control and eliminate their acne for good.

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Retin-A

  • Contains acid from vitamin A, called tretinoin or all-trans retinoic acid (ATRA)
  • Retin-A is also used in chemical peels and anti-ageing products – Decreases severity of pimples and promotes the healing of acne pimples – Affects the growth cycles of pimples
  • Initial phases of using this product can make the skin appear worse, and full benefits can be seen at around 12 weeks.

These are the more common ingredients found in acne topical treatments. However, there are a range of other products that can assist in the healing of acne pimples.

Resorcinol

Other common alternative ingredients include resorcinol which help break down blackheads and whiteheads and azelaic acid which strengthens cells in the lining of the pores and provides a reduction in bacterial growth. Natural methods like applying face masks that contain all-natural ingredients like lemon, avocados, apple cidre, baking soda, salts, and sugars also assist in clearing up problematic skin.

Acne is treatable, and individual treatments with a dermatologist/plastic surgeon are sometimes necessary to heal the skin from the inside out. If persistent acne is not responsive to typical remedies, then contacting a professional would be the prompt way to deal with acne. Acne affects millions of people across the globe, and some are unaware of other technologies that have been developed in the aesthetics market specifically to target acne prone skin.

Dr. Torgerson offers laser skin therapy for those who want to treat their acne and correct scarring that acne may have left on the skin. Some of the treatments available include advanced AFT-IPL laser treatments for minimal scarring, CO2 fractional laser for more aggressive conditions, and microdermabrasion with SilkPeel facial treatment to promote the growth of healthy new skin cells.

Patients with deep scarring may benefit from surgery because it can eliminate the deep tissue scars that may not respond to medications or laser treatments. A complimentary skin assessment consultation with Dr. Torgerson is a great way for patients to recognize the treatment options available to them to help control and eliminate their acne for good.

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