Beat acne and the scars it leaves behind, with a mix of proven products and therapies in Irvine.

You’re relieved to no longer suffer from acne, but you’re not so happy about the reminders this skin condition have left behind: scars.

These scars are frequently caused when serious spots, such as nodules and cysts, burst and damage nearby skin. As you get older, scarring can become even more noticeable because the skin naturally produces less of the firming protein, collagen.

Acne is also not a condition limited to childhood and teenagers, so it’s possible you experienced acne later in life or are continuing to battle with it. Regardless of if your scarring is a reminder of childhood trauma or a more recent occurrence; you know you just want it gone.

There is no one treatment that is right for every person, nor may there be one treatment that is right for you. Dr. Arta Farshidi can determine the best course and, as needed, mix of treatments. The mix of treatments depends partly on the type of acne, as not all acne is the same. As acne clears, the body tries to repair damage. Collagen is produced as part of the healing process. If too little collagen is made, your scar can look depressed or pitted. If too much collagen is produced, the scar can look raised.

You may be exasperated with acne treatments in a bottle. However, Dr. Farshidi can prescribe topical and oral medications that actually work, those you might otherwise not have access to in the store as an over the counter product. Techniques may also be coupled with products, and include resurfacing treatments such as laser therapy. Depending again on the type and severity of your acne and scarring, chemical peels may be beneficial. Fillers can plump up and smooth out depressed or pitted scars, while skin tightening can have the same type of effect.

It’s hard to say what therapy or combination of therapies is best for you until Dr. Farshidi actually sees your skin and evaluates your areas of concern. Schedule a comprehensive consultation to be free of painful reminders and to also prevent these unsightly reminders. Acne scars treatment near Irvine is a phone call away at (949) 531-7111.

 

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