What are the best treatments for acne scars?

Have you tried a variety of topical and oral treatments for your acne scars, but they don’t seem to work.  That’s because certain types of acne scars are more effectively treated with cosmetic procedures.   So what are the best treatments for acne scars?

Below are 3 of the most effective treatments for tackling acne scars.   These treatments help smooth the skin, and diminish inflammation and discoloration.

  1. Fraxel skin resurfacing

Fraxel is a fractional laser that uses light energy to resurface the skin, and minimize textural irregularities.  The Fraxel laser creates microscopic channels in the skin, which are surrounded by zones not affected by the laser energy.  These untreated areas accelerate healing and stimulate collagen, which significantly reduces the appearance of acne scars (learn more).

  • Microneedling

Microneedling or collagen induction therapy is a skin treatment in which micro-needles are used to create tiny punctures in the skin.  This action stimulates the skin’s repair process, causing the skin to produce more collagen to heal the microscopic wounds.  The new collagen smooths out the surface of the skin, and fills in acne scars (learn more).

  • Platelet-rich-plasma (PRP) therapy

PRP is a preparation of platelets that is derived from the patient’s own blood.  PRP is enriched with growth factors that promote collagen formation, and stimulate the growth of new cells. The new collagen and skin cells help to reduce the severity of acne scars.   PRP is often combined with microneedling to further improve the appearance of the skin (click here to learn more).

Would you like to learn more about acne scar treatments?  Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the Toronto or Mississauga, ON areas, Skinatomy Laser Clinic is our featured practice.

You can reach them at www.skinatomylaserclinic.com, or by calling (647) 557-2730 (Toronto) or (289) 216-3196 (Mississauga).

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