5 Professional Treatments to Fade Acne Scars

Acne scars come in a variety of shapes and sizes. These scars will often appear as dark purple/brown patches or a pitted depression on the surface of the skin. These scars may become a severe detriment to one’s confidence and self-esteem. It is also important to note that acne scars have less chance of fading naturally and may become more noticeable with age, as the skin produces less of its own collagen.

At Galt Dermatology, Fort Lauderdale, our Board-Certified Dermatologists are extensively trained and experienced to help you find the best acne scar treatment plan and services for your own unique skin. From mild facials and chemical peels for sensitive skin to rejuvenating injectables and resurfacing treatments, you can easily rest assured that Galt Dermatology has the best services available for you.

5 Professional Treatments to Fade Acne Scars 

  1. Microneedling

Microneedling involves using a medical-grade, fine-point needle to cause micro-trauma to the superficial layers of the skin. This process stimulates the production of collagen in the skin and improves overall skin tone and texture. This treatment also allows the skin to more easily absorb skincare products and topical medications. Vitam C and chemical exfoliants will have a much higher rate of efficacy after a Microneedling treatment.

2. Botox

Botox has become a popular treatment for fine lines and wrinkles, relaxing the facial muscles that when overused form aging lines. But Botox is also effective in treating and minimize the appearance of acne scars. 

Botox treatments require periodic touch-ups, and we encourage you to keep in contact with our dermatologists to stay on top of your treatments. Galt Dermatology purchases Botox injectables directly from Allergan, the nation’s only registered manufacturer of the official Botox injectable. Please be advised that Botox that is not injected in a professional, private-office setting may be a bootleg product and may damage the skin or permanently damage the muscles being injected. 

Dr. Villacorta is a board-certified dermatologist who incorporates a “Micro-Tox Injection” technique to specific facial areas to achieve optimal results. Galt Dermatology, Fort Lauderdale charges Botox treatments by area rather than by unit, so you can be certain that you will never overpay for treatment. 

3. Dermal Fillers

Galt Dermatology offers injectable dermal fillers to treat noticeable or severe acne scars.

One common injectable used in acne scars treatment is Sculptra Aesthetic, the only dermal filler on the market to increase collagen in the skin. With Sculptra Aesthetic treatments, slow and steady wins the race. While results are not immediately visible, a natural progression of fading scars and smoother skin texture will be visible over the course of the coming months. You will then have your follow-up visit with Dr. Villacorta to assess your progress, and another vial or two may be used to further enhance your results.

4. Chemical Peels

Chemical Peels are a simple, minimally-invasive solution to brighten acne scar pigmentation, smooth overall skin texture, and prevent the formation of future breakouts. 

In Fort Lauderdale, Galt Dermatology offers both superficial and medium-depth peels, depending on your desires and the severity of your acne scars. Superficial chemical peels are often referred to as the “lunchtime treatment,” with standard appointment times less than 20 minutes. High-concentration peels may take up to one hour. Full exfoliation is complete, and results are typically visible in 2 weeks, with the option to enhance your results further by adding-on additional treatments. 

5. Dermaplaning 

Dermaplaning involves using a medical-grade scalpel to gently and effectively remove the top layer(s) of dead skin cells, which give way to the appearance of visible acne scars. 

Dermaplaning results are visible immediately, with zero downtime required. This treatment is also a wonderful add-on service to your Microneedling or Chemical Peel service. 

If you’re ready to see lasting, beautiful changes in your skin, Book an Appointment with our board-certified Dermatologist today. 

Galt Dermatology, Fort Lauderdale, also offers 30-minute, personalized consultations, both in-office and online, for personalized skincare and aesthetic treatment needs.