Acne & Scar Removal

What causes acne?

When dead skin and oil get trapped in your hair follicles, bacteria builds up and can form pimples, blackheads, whiteheads, and cysts. Research ties acne outbreaks to hormone fluctuations, certain medications, oil-based skin care products and makeup, and genetics.

For most people, pimples occur every now and then, but some people do have long-term outbreaks. While acne doesn’t cause any serious health problems, it can be physically and emotionally scarring. For some people, acne scars can be a source of embarrassment and discomfort.

What causes acne scars?

Not all pimples lead to scarring. Sometimes an infection can develop from a popped blemish. As your body tries to heal the acne, it generates collagen to restore the skin. If too much collagen is produced, you get raised acne scars and if too little is produced, your skin makes pitted scars.

How are acne scars treated?

The team at Aesthetics and Laser Wellness understands that you want to get rid of your acne scars as soon as possible. The practice offer solutions that work quickly for all different skin types. Depending on the severity of your acne scars, Dr. Ghosh may treat your acne using laser resurfacing, where she runs a fractional laser over your scars to heat or remove some skin to activate the collagen response. The number of treatments you’ll need depends on how extensive your scarring is and which type of laser Dr. Ghosh chooses to treat you.

How are other scars removed?

Scars can make you feel self-conscious and affect your everyday life. Dr. Ghosh offers innovative laser scar removal to minimize the appearance of unsightly blemishes, marks, or defects.

Aesthetics and Laser Wellness uses state-of-the-art technology, like the Icon laser, to break down scar tissue and stimulate collagen and elastin production. As skin cells turn over and your collagen rebuilds, you’ll notice an improvement in the way your scars look and feel.

To determine the best option to reduce your scars from acne, stretch marks, injuries, or surgery, call to set up a consultation or book your appointment online.