60 million people in the US suffer from acne. Of those, 12 million have acne severe enough to cause scarring. 96% of all acne sufferers report being depressed about their acne.
These statistics add up to one frightening fact: a lot of people have acne scarring that negatively impacts their mental health. We’d like to change that here at Elias Dermatologly. This isn’t just a job for our team of dermatologists, nurses, technicians, and aestheticians. Helping people improve their skin is a calling.
We want to help you find the most effective treatments for smooth, bright, and brilliant skin. We’ve put together a list of tips below to help you sort through the many different options available. Check them out and contact us today for a complimentary acne scar removal consultation!
Do Your Research
This is common sense, but you’d be surprised how many people don’t research different procedures. They call a doctor, set up an appointment, and have a procedure done that isn’t ideal for their skin type or acne level. Then they’re upset when they don’t get their desired results.
Researching is overwhelming and time consuming. To help save you a headache, we’ve narrowed acne treatments down to a more manageable list. Microneedling works best for pitted skin. This includes rolling scars, boxcar scars, hypertrophic scars, and more. Chemical peels are ideal for discoloration and pigmentation scarring.
Research and find out whether you’re a better candidate for a chemical peel or microneedling. Learn about the different types of chemical peels and their benefits and side effects. Learn about what procedures work best for what skin types.
This research will pay off when you get the right procedure done the first time!
Consult with Potential Dermatologists
The doctor-patient relationship is incredibly important. Not only because finding the right dermatologist helps you feel more comfortable before getting any procedure done, but because the right dermatologist can suggest things you had never even thought of.
So, after doing your research, you’ll want to schedule a consultation with potential dermatologists. Talk to them about different procedures, but also about their practice. How long have they been around? Who works there? What services do they offer? What are their specialties?
This information will help you get a feel for the practice and whether you “click” with them. If you don’t click, move onto another dermatologist. Don’t worry about offending them or hurting their feelings. You want to be absolutely sure you’ve picked the right medical professional. Nothing more and nothing less.
Weigh Your Options
After doing your research and finding the right dermatologist, it’s time to pick the specific acne scar removal procedure. We mentioned microneedling above, which is a great option for dealing with residual scarring. It isn’t the only one, though.
Chemical peels are another choice. They help treat certain kinds of acne, wrinkles, and crow’s feet, and improve the overall appearance of your skin. They can also help greatly reduce the appearance of acne scars.
Choosing the most effective acne scar removal procedure isn’t easy. The number of options is overwhelming and, in many cases, enough to cause you to put it off altogether. Don’t! Contact us today and we’ll take care of the rest. That’s our promise to you! We can be your dermatologists.