Acne & Acne Scar Treatment
If you suffer from acne breakouts or are looking for acne scar treatment, know that you don’t need to live with the discomfort, embarrassment, or unsightly pockmarking caused by white and blackheads. We have a variety of treatments, from topical medication to special peels that can help reduce or eliminate the visible signs of acne and acne scarring.
In simple terms, an acne scar is the visible legacy of your skin’s tissue damage and trauma. Whenever our skin is damaged in any way, blood travels to the area carrying a mixture of our own body’s natural defenses. The body’s immediate response is to heal and prevent further problems by way of infection from external sources. Unfortunately, although our skin does invariably manage to heal itself, it often does so with scant regard to how it looked in its former state.
There are two general types of scars left behind by acne, either caused by tissue loss or overcompensation of tissue growth. Generally, individuals seeking acne scar treatment from African or Asian backgrounds have excessive scar tissue growth. This is called keloid scarring or hypertrophic scarring. These scars form when the skin cells produce excess collagen. It is collagen which makes up the majority of our skin structure. Effectively, keloid scarring is the body healing itself too much.
When the scars are formed because of tissue loss, it is the lack of collagen in the skin which results in the scar being visible. This type of scarring is much more common and is known as atrophic scarring.
There are several ways we can help you reduce or eliminate active acne breakouts and acne scarring. These range from topical medications that you can use daily, to laser treatments, and even chemical facial peels. At El Con Health and Wellness Center, we will help you determine which treatment – or combination of treatments – is best for your budget and skin type.
Please call (520) 318-5515 for pricing.