Few skin problems are more common, more annoying, or more embarrassing than acne. It doesn’t matter if you are experiencing breakouts of pimples, whiteheads, and blackheads at 15 or 50; acne is never welcome. What can make acne even more of an issue are the scars that often develop in the wake of severe breakouts and inflammation when the acne deeply penetrates the skin and damages the tissues below. Fortunately, acne scars can be treated and their visibility diminished through several different techniques which an experienced dermatologist can provide.
At Dr. Mariano Busso’s leading Miami-Coconut Grove aesthetic dermatology clinic, we offer several treatments which are effective in helping acne scars fade away.
Minimally invasive with minimal discomfort and a minimal time commitment, microdermabrasion is a popular procedure which is effective at treating a range of skin imperfections, including acne scars.
Using a handheld device, your doctor will gently direct a stream of tiny crystal particles on to the targeted scarring areas of your skin. These particles exfoliate the outer layer of skin, bringing fresh, younger looking skin to the surface. Damaged skin, including scar tissue, is suctioned away with a vacuum tool.
Microdermabrasion, being a comfortable procedure, is performed without anesthesia, and you can return to your regular schedule and activities right when you’re done. You may see some mild redness for about an hour after the procedure, but this almost always goes away on its own. Most patients can achieve noticeable results after a series of five to ten treatment sessions spaced one to two weeks apart.
Ellipse Laser Acne Treatment
Another terrific and non-invasive way to minimize the appearance of acne scars and inflammation is the Ellipse Laser acne treatment.
In this effective treatment, your doctor directs carefully controlled pulses of light into your epidermis. The frequency and duration of these pulses are calibrated to reduce acne without damaging the surrounding tissue. Laser light is absorbed by the hemoglobin in the blood vessels that feed your sebaceous glands. The hemoglobin then converts the light energy into heat, which damages the walls of the vessels supplying blood to the sebaceous glands. This process slows sebum production and has been clinically proven to accelerate the healing of acne.
Obagi® Skin Care
Obagi Skin Care is one of dermatology’s most advanced, effective, and popular product lines for attacking a range of mild to severe skin conditions, including acne scars. Obagi may not make acne scars disappear completely, but very few skin care treatments are as effective at minimizing and preventing acne pimples, discoloration, and inflammation.
Dr. Busso recommends the Obagi Nu-Derm System to patients as a safe and effective way to target pimples, reduce facial redness, ease agitation, and help return the natural glow to your skin.
While these treatments are effective, diminishing acne scars requires a multi-pronged approach to reduce existing acne and keep future problems at bay. This can include diet and lifestyle changes, aggressive acne prevention strategies, and skin/scar therapies.
Call Dr. Busso Today to Schedule an Acne Consultation
At Dr. Busso’s clinic, we our your partners in your efforts to treat acne, scars, and related problems. We will work closely with you to develop the most effective course of treatment that will restore the appearance of your skin and restore your confidence.
Please call our Miami clinic today at 305-857-0144 to schedule your consultation.