Get Rid of Acne Scars in Mesa, AZ
You probably thought that when you left puberty behind, pimples would be a thing of the past. The disappointing truth is that there isn’t a magical age at which you become impervious to blemishes. Acne can occur at any age and may be highly embarrassing. Even worse is that acne insecurities can follow you way beyond an outbreak if it leaves visible scarring.
Acne occurs when sebaceous glands overproduce sebum (an oily substance that helps prevent the skin from drying out). Sebum and dead skin cells can clog the skin follicle and create an infection that results in a pimple or acne.
Causes of Adult Acne
- Changes in hormone levels
- Facial hair removal
Causes of Acne Scars
Acne scars, like all scars, are caused by the collagen produced during the healing process. Collagen is a protein that supports skin tissue. Pitted scars are caused by there being too little collagen present during the healing process. Raised acne scars are a result of there being too much collagen present during the healing process, which causes the skin to pucker.
Eliminating Acne Scars
Lindalee Clement, our laser technician and specialist, has been helping patients remove signs of acne scarring since 1999. She works alongside Dr. Hiatt to give patients confidence in their appearance. Her years of knowledge and experience allow her to craft a treatment that will give you the results you desire.
The photofacial procedure uses intense pulsed light (IPL) applied directly to the surface of the skin to safely eliminate imperfections. It’s a nonsurgical procedure that can reach the deepest layers of skin to help correct the appearance of wrinkles, skin discolorations, and acne scars. A photofacial treatment is an outpatient procedure that takes less than an hour to complete, and patients can return to their daily activities immediately after the procedure. Most patients will notice improvement immediately, but multiple treatments may be needed to achieve the desired results.
Fractional Laser Therapy
Fractional laser therapy is a noninvasive treatment for improving skin tone and texture. It can remove skin discolorations and scarring, including surgical scars, acne pitting, burns, and well as fine lines. It sends lasers deep into the skin with keen precision. What sets it apart from other laser therapies is that it targets only the damaged skin, leaving bridges of healthy tissue intact. This treatment prevents loss of skin tone by preserving melanocytes (pigment- producing cells). Fractional laser therapy is fast acting, and patients can return to normal activities shortly after the procedure but must refrain from using lotion or makeup for 24 to 48 hours. Some patients find that multiple treatments are needed to achieve ideal results.
Schedule your consultation at Dr. Hiatt’s office in Mesa, Arizona office and see how Lindalee can remove the signs of your adult acne, including scars. Please call (480) 844-1410 or fill out our online contact form today.