Acne Scars – Combination of Treatments Needed
The best treatment for acne depends upon an individual’s
skin type, age, ethnicity, sun exposure, overall health and most importantly,
the type of acne present (inflammatory papules, pustules, comedones, cysts,
scars). In order to give you an accurate treatment plan, a consultation is
required to properly assess your skin.
An important step for all skin types is sun protection
including the use of daily sunscreen, sun hats and sunglasses, all of which
help prevent aging and sunburns.
When it comes to acne treatments, a combination of
treatments are available including cosmeceuticals (medical grade skin care
products specific for acne including ZO® Skin Health or ZO® Medical,
Skinceuticals® or Glo-Minerals®), topical antibacterials, topical retinoids,
oral antibacterials, oral anti-androgens, oral retinoids (isotretinoin),
chemical peels (light, medium, and deep peels), lasers (Cutera Excel-V laser,
Nd:YAG spectra laser), and light based devices (blue/red light, IPL/BBL, PDT
with metvix or levulan).
These are advanced techniques so be sure to get an
experienced dermatologist for
recommendations and treatment options.
There are a wide range of therapies available. I have had great results using HA fillers in the deep scars. The treatment needs to be repeated; however, the change is significant.
The first part of your treatment should definitely be making sure that your acne is under control with your PCOS. If you post photos it would be more helpful. There are many treatments such as peels, lasers, and fillers which should all help with your scars. Please consult an expert. Best, Dr. Green
UK with acne scars and people staring
It is unfortunate that happens. People can be cruel. Its hard not for people to be "superficial". Its in our DNA to do this though. I study this phenomenon of beauty all the time. In terms of your acne scars, don't despair there are things you can do to look better. It is my goal to continue to improve the way we treat acne scars so that people don't have to feel the way you do. There are ways to treat acne scars using a multi layered approach that uses multiple approaches in just one total approach.