Acne Scar Removal Articles

A special guest article by Brian Windle, MD, an American Board Certified Plastic Surgeon practicing in Kirkland, WA.

By the year 2015, 45% of the U.S. population will be 50 or older. However, staying healthy has become a prevalent trend for this age group. 82% of adults 50 and older use the Internet to research health and wellness. Since 1987, the amount of Americans heading to the gym age 55 and up has increased 266% (making it the fastest growing age group among gym members). Over the next decade, U.S. baby boomers will spend $1 trillion dollars on wellness-based services, a significant increase from the previous amount of $200 million.

After acne breakouts and skin imbalances have subsided, you may be left with dark marks and scars from the experience. Acne scars are an inevitable part of the healing process after a bout of acne, but even as your skin gets healthier, most scars won’t disappear completely.

If you’re looking for an effective way to get rid of acne scars or correct an uneven skin tone, your cosmetic surgeon or medical spa may have recommended laser skin resurfacing or dermabrasion procedures that can help you achieve significant results after one session. However, some dermatologists suggest that the best way to get rid of acne scars and pigmented skin permanently is to use a combination of dermabrasion and C02 resurfacing techniques.

Acne scars can be impossible to hide with makeup, which is why many cosmetic dermatologists and estheticians recommend laser skin resurfacing treatments and chemical peels to help reduce visible signs of damage.

Acne and breakouts can leave you with unsightly scars and blemishes, but there are several skin rejuvenation procedures that can reduce the appearance of scars or eliminate them altogether. Many of these procedures can be performed over your lunch hour and promise progressive results. A quick (and painless) visit to the medical spa is all it takes to say goodbye to acne scars for good!

Over-the-counter acne products and a consistent skincare routine can help keep acne breakouts at bay, but if you have inflamed skin and persistent acne problems, a more intensive treatment may be necessary. Skincare products that only reach the surface of the skin cannot change the skin’s behavior from inside out; you may be able to shrink pores and reduce inflammation temporarily, but the problem lies deeper within the skin’s surface.