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Treatments for Acne Scarring

If you suffer from acne scarring, you already know that acne scars are hard to get rid of. Fortunately, there are several treatments available that can efficiently tackle acne scarring.

Chemical peels for acne scarring

Chemical peels are considered very effective for acne scars, because they significantly improve the appearance of the skin, by removing the outer layer of old skin. Acne scars are the result of acne lesions that injure the collagen layers of skin, so removing the old skin cells results in fresher, clearer skin.

Chemical peels also unclog pores and improve skin texture as they reduce hyperpigmentation caused by acne breakouts.

What is a chemical peel?

A chemical peel is a skin treatment that uses a chemical solution such as salicylic acid, lactic acid, or glycolic acid to exfoliate the upper layers of dead skin cells. There are different types of peels – superficial, medium, and deep – depending on the strength of the chemical solution used.

What’s involved in a chemical peel?

The skin is first cleansed after which the chemical solution is applied. The peeling solution causes an injury to the skin, and this makes the old skin cells peel off. As cell turnover occurs and the new skin cells replace the old ones, the skin will be noticeably smoother, and free of blemishes.

When will I see results?

How soon you see results after a chemical peel depends on the strength of the peel, and your skin type.

How many chemical peels do I need to treat acne scars?

More than one peel may be required depending on the severity of the scars.

Are you ready to reduce your acne scars with a chemical peel? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the Bala Cynwyd, PA area, Oral and Facial Surgical Center is our featured practice.

You can reach them at www.drfarole.com, or by calling (610) 615-0502.

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