After Effects of Acne – Now What?
By Gwen Timmons, Licensed Medical Aesthetician
You’ve worked hard and have been diligently following treatment protocols battling your acne and are now seeing the positive results of your efforts as your skin becomes clearer. Now you are left with the after-effects – dark spots and scarring – reminders of those upsetting and oftentimes embarrassing moments you would like to forget and move on from.
Depending on your individual needs, there are things you can do to fade pigmentation and reduce, if not erase, scars. Chemical peels and microneedling are but a few of the treatments that address post-inflammatory pigmentation and scarring. Great news right? Even better news – it’s permanent and affordable. The number of treatments needed depends on the severity of the pigmentation and scarring. Whether you have dark spots or scars, or both – we can come up with a personalized treatment plan that is sure to bring a smile to your face each and every time you look in the mirror. Even if you’ve had the scarring for years, it’s not too late. Call the Aesthetic Laser Center directly at 205.572.4906 and schedule a consultation to discuss treatment options, concerns, and any questions you may have.
As a Licensed Medical Aesthetician and Acne Specialist, I’m often asked which treatments I prefer, how they compare, and which procedures deliver the most bang for your buck; I have to say that microneedling is by far number one on my list for resolving post-acne issues. Developed originally to treat scars, microneedling was initially called Collagen Induction Therapy. Not only does it address scarring and pigmentation, but it also shrinks enlarged pores, works to smooth uneven texture, targets fine lines and wrinkles, reduces the appearance of broken capillaries, and helps tighten skin! Treatments are spaced a month apart and have minimal downtime in comparison to other treatments. Why treat one or two troublesome conditions when you can improve the overall appearance of your skin?
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