Acne scarring is a very common problem on the face, neck and back.
Many acne sufferers develop acne scarring in their teens or early twenties. Acne scars often cause depressions in the skin of the face particularly over the cheeks. The good news is that there is now an excellent treatment for acne scarring called Fraxel Laser.
Fraxel Laser is a fractional resurfacing laser and it produces genuine improvement in acne scars. Be aware however that some Beauty Therapists advertise a Fraxel laser which is not as effective for acne scarring as the Fraxel Dual Medical Grade laser of which there are only two in Auckland. An alternative, gentler approach to treat acne scarring is Dermapen. Dermapen also achieves excellent results with a shorter 'downtime' associated with each treatment. For accurate advice about your acne scarring you are best to see a cosmetic clinician at Palm Clinic who can talk about all the options available to you.
For severe depressions caused by acne scars Dermal Fillers can be used to elevate the scar. Occasionally the scars are tethered by fibrous strands and these can be incised to lift the acne scar.
If you have active acne this will need to be managed before the acne scarring is treated. There are a variety of treatments available for active acne including prescribed cosmeceutical skin care, antibiotics and retinoid creams.
For the best option for you consult one of our Palm Clinic cosmetic clinicians.
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Please note that individual results may vary from patient to patient, and the information provided on our website is only a guidance to the possible results.