What are the benefits of laser acne scar removal in Walnut Creek, CA?
By Dr. Christine Lee
Walnut Creek, CA area patients who are interested in addressing acne scars are welcome to ask Dr. M. Christine Lee and her team at The Skin and Laser Treatment Institute about the advantages of laser solutions.
What are acne scars?
Patients who have had severe cases of acne in the past may be at risk for developing acne scars. Acne scars are pits or marks on the skin that are left behind from pustules that may have incorrectly healed. They can be anything from a shallow divot in the skin to a deep hole known as an “ice pick scar.” Patients who have these scars may feel self-conscious about their appearance. They may be unable to cover these scars with makeup, as they affect the texture of the skin. At this point, many patients take the time to speak to the team at The Skin and Laser Treatment Institute about laser acne scar removal.
How can a laser address acne scars?
We have many laser therapies available for our patients interested in addressing many cosmetic and medical skin concerns. Lasers can be used to stimulate the body’s natural production of collagen and remodel the skin cells to improve texture and tone. Lasers can reduce the appearance of acne scars, especially those that are more superficial on the skin.
What are the benefits of laser acne scar removal?
Laser acne scar removal is:
What other options are available for acne scarring?
Another solution patients with acne scars may want to consider is chemical peels. Chemical peels use a specific mix of ingredients to remove dead skin cells. This can smooth out the skin and provide a more youthful appearance. However, patients with deep ice pick scars may want to consider an alternative such as dermal fillers. Dermal fillers are injectables formulated with hyaluronic acid, which attracts water wherever it is administered. When dermal fillers are used in ice pick scars, it lifts the skin and levels it to eliminate the appearance of acne scars. This is a very effective way of addressing these specific types of scars which will not always respond well to laser therapies and chemical peels. To determine which treatment is appropriate, patients are urged to visit our team for a consultation appointment and initial evaluation. We educate patients on their options, so they can make a knowledgeable decision regarding how to pursue treatment for their acne scars.
What other acne services are available at this practice?
Patients with active acne are urged to visit Dr. M. Christine Lee of The Skin and Laser Treatment Institute to discuss acne services. Active acne can become severe enough to later result in acne scars, so treating the condition as soon as possible will possibly save the skin from being permanently affected. Active acne can be anywhere from mild to severe and can be present on the skin of patients of all ages – acne is not just an issue for hormonal teenagers. Many adults struggle with acne. Patients with acne are welcome to visit our dermatologist to get a proper diagnosis as to the type of acne they have, and then work with a professional to develop a skin care plan that will work in controlling acne blemishes. When over-the-counter products fail to work, a dermatologist can provide effective and affordable solutions.
Interested in acne scar removal?
Now is a great time to contact the team at The Skin and Laser Treatment Institute in Walnut Creek, CA. Dr. M. Christine Lee and the staff welcome new patients who are ready to address imperfections on the skin caused by acne. The practice is in Suite 125 at 370 North Wiget Lane and can be reached by phone at (925) 500-1180 to book an appointment with our dedicated professionals. Whether you are considering medical skin solutions or cosmetic dermatology treatments, we can help!