Acne Scarring 101

Acne can be a highly difficult condition, because of its appearance and persistence. What makes matters worse is that it can rarely be completely covered up with makeup. But for many, the worst part is that even after the acne itself is gone (or at least under control), you are left with scars that can last a lifetime. If that situation reads like your own biography, we have good news: acne scars are highly treatable, with dozens of potential options (depending on your specific scars and other factors). Here’s a crash course to get you up to speed on acne scars:

Acne Scarring 101

Although most acne scars are on the milder side, appearing as small indents in the skin or as slightly darker spots, some scars are more severe, creating much deeper or larger hollows. But few patients realize that event these severe scars can often be treated successfully using minimally invasive surgery. Depending on the unique types of scars, techniques like punch grafting, excision, subcision, laser therapy, microneedling, radiofrequency devices, and fat transfer may be used. We have been pioneering these treatments for over 40 years. Drs. Edmond Griffin, D. Scott Karempelis, Joseph Payne, and Ashley Curtis focus on providing these options.

While some types of very mild acne scars may fade to a certain degree over time, many do not, especially those which are significant enough to make a noticeable difference in your appearance. But with so many treatment options within your reach, there’s no need to stay home and hope your scars fade, because one procedure may be all you need to resolve the issue once and for all. If you’re ready to replace your acne scars with a smoother, more even complexion, get started with an appointment at Dermatology Associates of Atlanta. Or, for more skin care tips, special offers, and more, follow DAA on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.