Acne Scars

Acne affects millions of teens and adults every year and for some, getting rid of the breakouts only solves part of the problem. Frequent breakouts often leave behind acne scars that negatively affect the tone, texture, and appearance of a person’s skin. As such, many people struggle with restoring confidence in the way they look long after their acne is under control.

What Causes Acne Scarring?

Scarring occurs as part of the body’s response to a wound. When attempting to repair damage done to the skin, the body creates collagen at the site to enhance healing. However, if too much collagen is produced, the tissue may become raised, forming a scar.

Other times, scars are the result of tissue loss. In this scenario, the body attempts to create new skin to fill in empty spaces. These scars are usually indented.

Acne scarring may form in response to the inflammation and infections that come from the acne itself, or the scarring may stem from the trauma placed on skin through picking, puncturing, or otherwise popping acne.

Acne Scar Treatment

Even after finding a successful method for treating and managing acne breakouts, the scars left behind can be detrimental to an individual’s self-confidence.

Fortunately, several treatment methods exist to reduce the texture and appearance of scar tissue. Treatments vary from at-home applications to procedures provided in a medical setting, and while some scar creams (such as retinoids and salicylic acid) are effective in reducing acne scarring, heavier scars may require professional care.

At Solace Wellness Center, our medical team provides an array of skincare services that are effective in reducing the appearance of acne scars. These treatments aim to even out skin textures and eliminate the discoloration caused by scarring.

Popular scar treatment options include:

Chemical peels may also be useful in reducing pigmentation issues and rough skin textures.

If your acne scars have become a concern and you have not found relief through at-home treatment options, call us today at 978-851-8600 or request an appointment. Our medical professionals will carefully evaluate the condition of your skin and prescribe the best possible treatment routine for acne scar reduction.

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Enjoy our Solace Experience, a 80 minute personalized service starting with a complimentary consultation and skin analysis utilizing our computerized VISIA Skin Complexion Analysis system followed by a visit to our Far Infrared Sauna for deep heat therapy and detox and finished with a Signature Solace Facial customized to your skin type. You will also enjoy the use of our locker facilities and our relaxation area.


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