What acne is:
Acne affects the skin’s oil glands. Your pores connect to glands under your skin. The glands produce sebum, an oily substance. Your pores and glands are connected by a tunnel called a follicle. If the follicle becomes clogged, a pimple will result. The areas most affected by acne are your face, neck, chest, back, and shoulders. If the acne is severe, or becomes infected, scarring can occur. As we age, our skin loses collagen which can make the acne scars appearance to worsen.
Types of acne scar treatments:
- Cortisone cream: This is for fairly mild scars or recent ones. It will help reduce redness and swelling.
- Lasers: Laser skin resurfacing can even reduce acne scars. This can occur in just one to three sessions!
- Filler injections: Sometimes, we use fillers to help fill in the pock marks left by deep acne scars.
How we can help:
We will consult with you and determine exactly what type of acne scars you have and design a treatment plan based on your specific needs. There’s no guesswork on your part about which at-home remedy will work. We also will help follow-up with you to keep ensuring your scars are faded and you know the correct way to care for your skin. Trust in one of Washingtonian’s Top Docs!
If you are interested in learning more about the services and treatments we offer, contact Dermatology Associates of Northern Virginia Centreville. We assist patients of all ages in our state-of-the-art facility. We provide medical and cosmetic dermatology solutions to men and women at both our Centreville and Sterling locations. Our Centreville location can be reached at (703) 222-2773 and is conveniently located in Suite #301 at 13880 Braddock Road. We accept new patients who are ready for quality, comprehensive dermatological care.