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.
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.
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.Back to Acne Scars Page