Portland, OR patients ask about acne scar prevention and laser treatments
Acne is a word that can send chills up your spine or bring back memories of puberty. Acne scars serve as a constant reminder of those years. Whether you are just noticing scars or have been living with them, you no longer have to grin and bear it by living with your scars. Located in Portland, OR, Dr. Adam Maddox and the professional team at Thrive offer laser acne scar treatments as well as education on how to prevent and treat scars.
Preventing scars protects the quality of your skin. Patients with acne should avoid sun exposure as the sun can aggravate and worsen your acne. The sun can also darken your acne scars and slow the healing process. Wearing a broad-spectrum sunscreen daily helps protect your skin from sun damage. Also, remember not to pick or pop your pimples as it damages the skin.
Treating acne scars
No matter how hard we try to prevent it, scarring can occur. If your acne scars do not fade out on their own, schedule a consultation with the team at Thrive. Laser resurfacing treatments help even out the texture of the skin and stimulate collagen production. Collagen is one of the skin’s building blocks. As the skin heals following laser resurfacing, the new collagen fills in the scars and restores a smoother surface.
Resurfacing can be done with ablative or non-ablative lasers. Each has benefits. Ablative lasers vaporize scars and damaged areas creating a more evenly textured skin surface. Non-ablative lasers stimulate new collagen without damaging the surface of the skin. The depth, age, and coloring of the scars help determine the most appropriate treatment. Each patient is different. At Thrive, we offer different laser procedures and can customize a treatment plan for individual patients.
Stop living with your acne scars and get smoother skin. Ask Dr. Maddox and the team at Thrive which treatment is best for you. Schedule your consultation today. (503) 928-6505