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4 Solutions for Erasing Embarrassing Acne Scars

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If there’s anything worse than acne, it’s the reminder of past blemishes left behind in the form of acne scars. Whether you suffer from deep icepick marks or mild hyperpigmentation spots even after clearing up your skin, there’s a solution that can help.

1. Fraxel®

While laser resurfacing with Fraxel® is typically thought of as a treatment for fine lines and wrinkles, laser treatments can be particularly beneficial for minimizing the appearance of acne scars as well. Since Fraxel® is non-ablative, a few sessions may be necessary to see the best results.

2. SkinPen™

Also known as microneedling, SkinPen™ is an innovative solution for rejuvenating facial skin. Tiny needles cause controlled damage that triggers the body’s natural healing response, leading to renewed collagen production and a more even tone and texture, including improving the appearance of acne scars.

3. Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion is the process of using a very fine abrasive to gently slough away dead cells and impurities on the skin’s surface, including smoothing out the uneven texture that acne blemishes leave behind. Because the treatments are so gentle, several sessions are typically recommended for smoothing away scars.

4. Prevention

Of course, the best solution for acne scars is to help prevent them from ever developing in the first place. If you struggle with a troubled complexion and frequent breakouts, guidance from a skincare professional with your at-home skincare regimen combined with regular med spa treatments like medical-grade acne facials should go a long way toward clearing your skin for good. 

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