6 Ways a Dermatologist can Help with Scar Reduction
Do you have facial or body scarring from acne problems in your youth? Maybe you experienced scarring from an accident?
A dermatologist can help restore your skin, minimizing or eliminating the scarring. Here are the best treatments available from dermatologists to reduce your scarring.
A facial treatment can help heal minor injuries on the face, such as acne scars. It also reduces the possibility of scarring during the healing process.
Products from SkinBetter Science®, and SkinCeuticals®, provide a therapeutic effect for the skin, providing a comprehensive facial treatment that’s safe for your skin.
HydraFacial MD incorporates patented technology with high-quality ingredients for cleansing, exfoliating, extracting, and hydrating your skin.
The treatment improves the skin after experiencing breakouts or the onset of fine lines, wrinkles, and enlarged pores, giving your skin a glowing look.
Hydrafacial and Dermaplaning
These treatments are an upgrade to the Hydrafacial MD. It includes therapies such as steaming, dermaplaning, high frequency, manual extractions, and LED red light therapy.
If you’re not keen on the effects of microneedling, these treatments are a viable choice for scar reduction, with visible results in just 24 hours.
Growth Factor Facial (GFF)
This treatment is safe for pregnant and breastfeeding women. It offers an infusion of the AnteAGE Stem Cell Growth Factor and cytokines into the skin using the nano-needling technique.
This treatment induces and enhances collagen synthesis, reverting the aging of the skin while reducing scarring. The therapy’s anti-inflammatory properties provide a strong healing effect on the face to reduce the appearance of scars.
By adding a brightening boost to the treatment with tranexamic acid, you get a heightened effect when treating melasma, sun spots, and scarring.
Chemical Peels – Micropeel Plus by SkinCeuticals®
This peel is ideal for people suffering from acne and the scarring effects of the condition. The chemical peel implements a patented formulation featuring a high concentration of self-neutralizing beta-hydroxy acid to promote the healing process in the skin.
This peel aids in reducing acne outbreaks, improving the right texture of the skin, and removing blotchiness and uneven skin tone. We recommend receiving four treatments, four weeks apart.
Dermatologists may add other treatments to support the peel, including NuFace Microcurrent, LED red light therapy, and dermaplaning.
AviClear for Acne
AviClear is the only FDA-approved device for treating mild to severe acne. This treatment provides lasting results without the need for medication.
You’ll notice a visible reduction in acne in as little as three treatment sessions, with no side effects. The AviClear laser therapy targets the sebum responsible for generating acne outbreaks in the skin.
Each treatment lasts 30-minutes, with noticeable results after the first session. Over 90% of patients experience acne reduction and scarring improvement in less than a month. At least 80% see a 50% reduction in acne outbreaks for several months after receiving the treatment.
The AviClear therapy not only clears the current outbreak but also protects the skin from further outbreaks for up to three months. Medical experts agree results from AviClear are comparable to isotretinoin (Accutane).
Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing
This treatment offers you the most effective means of healing acne scarring. The dermatologist utilizes a bespoke treatment process for each client, in line with their condition.
In most cases, clients experience a significant reduction in scarring and future acne outbreaks. The procedure is safe and comfortable, with predictable results.
Fractional Laser Resurfacing offers you a fast and effective way of reducing your scarring. The treatment takes 15 minutes, and the dermatologist provides the treatment in-office.
The skin resurfacing lasers delivers red light directly to the deep layers of the skin. As a result, the skin cells start to release collagen and elastin, proteins that assist with the regeneration of skin cells.
The light therapy tricks the epidermis into thinking it sustained a severe injury, forcing it to increase protein production to reverse the damage.
It’s the same regenerative process activated in the body after sustaining a minor cut or scrape. The laser starts the natural healing process, forcing the skin to ramp up the production of elastin and collagen.
This process results in the development of new skin tissue and reduced scarring in the affected area. It’s the ideal treatment for acne scarring and skin issues like surgical scars and stretch marks.
Out of all the treatments on this list, Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing offers the best results for healing your acne scarring. Reach out to a qualified dermatologist in your area and enquire about a treatment to resolve your acne scarring.
Contact Our New York Office to Book Your Treatment
You need to work with the best skin care providers, such as to get real results from your treatments. The Dermatology and Laser Group, based in New York, offers all these therapies for scarring. Call our office at (212) 444-8204, or message us, and we’ll run you through your options.
Arash Akhavan, MD is founder and owner of The Dermatology and Laser Group, one of the top centers for cosmetic procedures in New York City for over a decade. Arash Akhavan, MD, FAAD is a Board Certified Dermatologist and an Associate Professor at The Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Akhavan is a Castle Connolly Top Doc, New York Magazine Best Doctor, and Super Doctor featured in The New York Times. Dr. Akhavan is a key opinion leader that has been featured on hundreds of media publications including The New York Times, Allure, Marie Claire, Women’s Health, Cosmopolitan, ABC News, Fox News, Fox 5, NY1, WPIX, and more. He has been featured on nationally syndicated television programs such as The Doctors.
Dr. Akhavan serves as an educator and lecturer for multiple aesthetic device and injectable companies. This allows his office access to newer technologies at an earlier date than other offices, as well as a higher level of expertise in the use of these devices. This, in turn, translates to more effective and safer treatments for our patients.