Scars are an unfortunate part of life. From injuries to acne scars, scarring leaves you with an unwanted texture that is difficult to hide and even more difficult to get rid of. Over the counter creams and medicines can only do so much to correct years of deep scarring. If this resonates with you, Dr. Amy Alderman offers several non-invasive solutions for improving the appearance of scars including: SkinPen microneedling treatments, chemical peels, BBL treatments, and Halo laser skin resurfacing treatments.
Here is a guide on how these treatments works to remove or treat your stubborn scars.
SkinPen Microneedling for Treating Scars
At North Atlanta Plastic Surgery, Dr. Alderman uses SkinPen by Bellus Medical. The SkinPen Microneedling device is FDA-approved and can improve the appearance of your skin after just three non-invasive and affordable treatment spaced about 30 days apart. The microneedling device causes controlled micro-injuries to the skin that stimulate the body’s natural wound healing process. The micro-injuries trigger the release of cytokines and growth factors that lead to the production of collagen and elastin, which are the regrowth factors responsible for improving the appearance of scars.
Chemical Peels for Treating Scars
A chemical peel involves the application of a chemical solution to your face that helps improve your skin’s texture and tone by removing the outer layer of damaged skin. Peels can be done is three different categorize: superficial, medium, and deep depth peels. It will most likely involve multiple treatments to fully treat decompressed or pitted scars caused by cystic acne or picking at acne over the years. Our aesthetic team will evaluate your skin and formulate a personalized approach that works for you and your aesthetics goals.
BBL Treatments for Scarring
BBL, short for BroadBand Light, is an innovative, gentle approach to treating a wide variety of skin issues, including age spots, freckles, sun damage, and can even be used to treat discoloration scarring. If you have dark scars on your skin from picking or discoloration due to too much sun exposure on a scarred area, BBL can help by breaking apart the cluster of melanin that has formed beneath the skin.
Filler Injections for Scars
Sometimes the scar has healed with a loss of dermal tissue resulting in pitted or decompressed scarring. Your spa scar consultation at North Atlanta Plastic Surgery will examine your skin to see if dermal fillers can be used to smooth the tissue with the surrounding skin. Depending on the size and depth of the scars, Dr. Alderman will recommend one of the varieties of dermal fillers that she offers. Fillers typically last around one to two years and can be used in conjunction with laser treatments and our top-of-the-line skincare line for long-lasting results.
Schedule Your Scar Removal Treatment Today!
There are many options for reducing the appearance of scars, some more effective than others. During your consultation, Dr. Alderman will examine your skin, the type of scarring that you have, and find the best solution for you. To learn more about these treatment options or to schedule that consultation, contact us by calling (470) 381-3610 or through our online contact portal.