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You Don’t Have to Be Ashamed of Acne Scars? We have Solutions

Acne outbreaks can leave your skin pitted and pocked, even after zits and pimples have faded. So how can you get the smooth, even-toned skin you desire? To restore your skin once you've gotten your acne under control, you have plenty of cosmetic dermatology options.

The aesthetic experts at Apex Dermatology of Westlake Village, California, offer multiple services that can reduce or even eliminate visible acne scarring, including laser skin resurfacing, microneedling and chemical peels. You'll achieve better results if you start treating scarring earlier, so don't delay in exploring your choices! Here are some of the beneficial treatments which can transform your skin. 

Laser skin resurfacing lets you take control of your skin, removing damaged outer layers to leave you looking fresh and smooth. Laser resurfacing won't just address scarring on your skin. Laser resurfacing can also reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, age or sun spots, overly large pores, and overall rough skin texture.

Laser Genesis calms inflammatory acne, reduces the pinks and browns left over from acne while smoothing acne scars through collagen building. This treatment doesn’t require any pre-numbing and is safe at any age without downtime. 

For other lasers such as Clear+Brilliant or Fraxel or Erbium, we start by using an anesthetic cream, so you won't feel too much discomfort during your appointment. Numbing time varies depending on the intensity of treatment.  You may feel a prickling sensation and some warmth. Once we start treatment, we typically only need about 30 minutes to complete your procedure, although a larger treatment area will need a longer appointment. For people who want even more relaxation and pain control in a very safe and simple manner, we offer the addition of Pronox breathing treatment.  You can drive safely within 10 minutes of the last use.  

Stimulating new healthy skin

After intensive laser treatment, you'll need a few days of downtime, and you may see some redness, a bit of swelling, brief rough texture or skin peeling. You may need up to a week to completely shed unwanted skin cells. Even after that, your results will continue to improve over the coming months.

In addition to resurfacing your skin, laser treatment stimulates the deeper layers that produce collagen and elastin. These proteins naturally support your skin, giving you a smooth, full, more youthful appearance. You'll be making more collagen in response to laser treatment, giving you an all-natural boost and lift. 

To boost the healing and regeneration process, you may be interested in adding microneedling treatment with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to your laser treatment plan. You can add PRP to any resurfacing treatment to build collagen faster and in higher quantities while also speeding the healing process.  We can combine procedures and perform them in series, giving your skin an additional boost to continue to heal and improve after each treatment session.

Flexible treatment options

The Apex Dermatology care team can use multiple types of laser treatments to reduce or eliminate the appearance of your acne scars. With a multitude of types of lasers and services and our top-level expertise, we can treat all of your skin problems. We have the right laser procedure for your cosmetic needs, including:

We can treat areas on your face, neck, chest, arms, thighs and even your hands, to leave your whole body looking renewed and youthful.

Assessments for acne and acne scarring are considered medical appointments.  Acne scarring treatments are not covered by insurance and are, therefore, considered cosmetic treatments.  Packages are available for some series.

To find out what the Apex Dermatology team could do for your skin problems, including acne scarring, contact us today! You can request your appointment online, or give us a call to schedule. Appointments for acne are available by telehealth or in person.  

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