How Can I Remove My Acne Scars?
If you’ve suffered through an embarrassing case of acne, you may be devastated to find that while the acne may have cleared up, it has left scars on your skin – most prominently your face. Unfortunately, there’s no magic pill to make this scarring go away, and no amount of makeup you can apply to hide these unsightly acne scars. However, patients with acne scarring are not without hope! Dr. Sutkin at Health and Beauty Physicians specializes in skin care because he knows just how much healthy skin can boost his patients’ self-esteem, and he provides laser acne scar removal treatments in his Bay Area office.
Understanding Acne Scars
To understand how laser acne scar removal works, it’s important to know why acne scarring appears in the first place. If you’re dealing with a serious case of acne, you probably already know that the pimples themselves are caused by clogged pores that contain dead skin cells and bacteria. Sometimes when these pimples go away, they leave scars on your face, back, chest or anywhere else you have acne.
Collagen production is necessary to naturally fill these acne scars and regenerate skin growth. But unfortunately, for some patients, they just don’t produce the right amount of collagen to naturally repair acne scars, and instead, are left with deep pores and scarring. Thankfully, laser acne scar removal can help stimulate collagen growth, thus motivating your skin to fill in these unwanted scars for good!
What Lasers Does Dr. Sutkin Use for Laser Acne Scar Removal?
For eligible candidates, Dr. Sutkin prefers to use the cutting-edge Halo laser to remove unwanted acne scars. This incredible new acne scar laser treatment system works on even hard-to-reach, middle skin level scars – areas that other lasers may have failed to heal. The Halo laser is also a great treatment option for acne scar sufferers who attempted treatment with other laser types but didn’t receive their desired outcome.
In order to be a candidate for the Halo laser, the acne scar sufferer should:
- Have realistic expectations for their laser acne scar removal treatment after discussing their desired outcome with Dr. Sutkin and listening to his best estimation of what the Halo laser can achieve in his or her unique case;
- Understand that in order to receive their desired results, they may need multiple treatments with the Halo laser; and
- Have a light to medium skin tone, as the Halo laser tends to not work as well for residents with darker skin tones.
What if My Skin Tone Is Too Dark for the Halo Laser?
Unfortunately, the Halo laser is not for everyone, including acne scar sufferers who have darker skin tones. However, while laser acne scar removal may not be an option for these patients, Dr. Sutkin may still be able to help them using microneedling combined with a medically graded growth factor, a scar removing solution that works by stimulating collagen and elastin growth through the use of short, microscopic needles housed in a handheld device.
Call for a Consultation Today
If you have embarrassing acne scars that you want to get rid of for good, call Dr. Sutkin’s office today at (408) 636-7101. During your consultation with Dr. Sutkin, he will listen to your concerns, evaluate your skin, and thoroughly explain the best treatment course and probable outcomes for your unique case.