Acne Scar Treatment: Improves All Types of Acne Scars
Individuals with acne scars on the face or body.
*Individual Results May Vary
Dr. Langdon uses many procedures to treat acne scars. Because there are several types of acne scars, different patients may require different combinations of treatment.
There are three basic types of acne scars
- Small diameter, shallow scars (Type 1)
- Small diameter, deep scars (Type 2)
- Large diameter, deep scars (Type 3)
Facial scarring that results from acne is best treated with fractional laser resurfacing such as the Fraxel laser or the Fractional CO2 laser, both available at The Langdon Center. Type 1 scars respond well to the Fraxel laser whereas Type 3 scars are best treated with the Fractional CO2 laser. Some Type 3 scars can be effectively treated with an injection of a dermal filler such as Restylane or Juvederm. Type 2 scars (also referred to as “ice pick” scars) may be removed by punch excision or may be treated with the CROSS technique, in which a tiny droplet of a chemical peel acid is placed in each scar (the acid solution “dissolves” the scar; with healing the scar is filled in).
Acne Laser Treatment time varies based on the areas being treated. Photodynamic therapy takes longer because the applied medication needs time to absorb into the skin. A series of treatments will be recommended by Dr. Langdon.