What causes acne scars to form?
Acne scars generally form when engorged skin pores cause inflamed blemishes. Skin pores can swell up from excessive oil, bacteria, and dead skin cells, causing a break in the follicle wall. Minor breaks in the follicle wall do not take as long to heal, but a major one can cause infected material to spill out into the surrounding tissue to create scars.
Your skin has its own self-repair technique for scars. New collagen fibers are formed and attempt to repair them. Unfortunately, as we age, our bodies produce less and less collagen, making it harder for acne scars to fade. And even when our skin repairs itself, it does not look as clear and smooth as original skin.
What should I do about my existing scars?
If you have existing acne scars, stay out of the sun. Excessive sun exposure can darken scars and make them more visible. Remember to avoid over-scrubbing when you wash your face. Friction will irritate inflamed skin. Never pick at your scars, especially if you haven’t washed your hands. Bacteria from your hands and nails can result in the formation of additional cysts.
How does Ananda Medical Aesthetics treat acne scars?
We provide multiple treatments for adults and teenagers who suffer from acne scars. Our services include:
HydraFacial, a 30-minute treatment that removes dead skin cells and extracts impurities*
Chemical peels, which use a controlled amount of topical acid to remove skin damage*
Laser facial rejuvenation, a 30-minute treatment with no downtime or surgery
PRP skin therapy, a non-surgical treatment that uses growth factors from your own blood to stimulate new collagen*
We provide free consultations, so if you’re looking for acne scar treatment options in the Norton, Massachusetts area, schedule with our medical experts today.
Schedule your acne scar consultation
If you have acne scars on your face or body that you’d like to address, set up a free consultation at Ananda Medical Aesthetics in Norton, MA. We specialize in scar removal and can determine the best treatment plan for you. To get started, give us a call at (508) 952-2930 or request an appointment using the form below.