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How to remove cystic acne scars with injectables

Scars are often daily reminders of something we’d rather forget. Acne scarring is a perfect example. Breakouts cause emotional stress when they occur, and for years after, if they leave permanent marks. Cystic acne is especially notorious for scarring. Dr. Adam Maddox and his team at Thrive provide skin care to prevent and keep acne under control, and effective treatments to improve scarring. He explains how to remove cystic acne scars with injectables.

Understanding cystic acne

When a pore becomes clogged, it traps bacteria. That causes an infection resulting in an acne pimple. Infection that penetrates deeper into the skin causes a large, sometimes painful, pus-filled breakout that can spread. Acne cysts are most common on the face, but can occur on the neck, chest, back, shoulders, or upper arms, as well. The condition may linger for years.

Individuals who had cystic acne in their teens or twenties are often left with deep, pitted scars.

Injectable therapies

In many cases, depressed scars respond well to minimally invasive injectable therapy. Dermal fillers, the same products used to restore facial volume and fill wrinkles, are precisely placed into indentations to smooth the complexion. Results last from several months to a year or more. Saline injections are also an option. Usually a series of six or more saline treatments is needed to fill scars and stimulate collagen production. In either case, injections sessions and downtime are brief.

Combination approach

Injectables are just one solution for acne scarring offered at Thrive. Based on a thorough evaluation of your skin, Dr. Maddox may recommend injectables, alone or in combination with other complexion refining techniques such as:

  • High quality skin care products.
  • Chemical peels.
  • Intense pulsed light therapy.
  • Laser treatments.

Get answers to your questions about how to remove acne scars. Call (503) 928-6505 for an appointment.

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Dr. Adam Maddox - Medical Director

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A graduate from Northern Arizona University and the National College of Naturopathic Medicine, Dr. Adam Maddox is a very established professional in the field of integrative anti-aging and aesthetic medicine with a special interest in Botox, Restylane and Testosterone Replacement therapy for men to name a few.

As a board-certified physician, he has a passion to help people with their health especially as they get older. Dr. Maddox believes in maintaining a strong sense of empathy in order to better serve his patients whilst ensuring his care is personalized. In addition to practicing medicine, Dr. Maddox uses his time to train other medical professionals on various effective medical techniques used in the anti-ageing medical sphere such as injectable techniques. He is also the founder and medical director of Thrive Aesthetic and Anti-Aging Center in Portland, OR.

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