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Acne Scar Treatment Specialist

Metroderm DC: Medical, Laser, and Aesthetic Dermatology Center

Board-Certified Dermatologists & Aesthetic Dermatology located in Downtown DC, Washington, DC

Are you bothered by your acne scars? Do you wonder what you can do to make them go away? With advances in cosmetic dermatology, there are many effective acne scar treatment options. At Metroderm DC: Medical, Laser, and Aesthetic Dermatology Center in Washington, DC, the team of board-certified dermatologists uses extraordinary and up-to-date treatments for acne scar treatment, from microneedling to skin resurfacing. To schedule your acne scar treatment consultation, call the office or book an appointment online today. Telemedicine consultations are available.

Acne Scar Treatment Q & A

What causes an acne scar?

Like other scars, an acne scar forms to heal an injury to your skin. Acne blemishes occur when dead skin cells and oil trap bacteria in your hair follicle. The bacteria causes inflammation that may penetrate the deep layers of your skin.

When your acne damages these deep layers, it triggers your skin to lay down collagen to repair the damage, resulting in an acne scar.

What are the types of acne scars?

Acne scars may be raised or depressed, depending on the amount of collagen your skin produced to heal the damage.

Depressed acne scars

If your skin fails to produce enough collagen to heal the damage from your acne, then you develop a depressed acne scar. 

Raised acne scars

Raised acne scars occur when your skin produces too much collagen to heal the acne wound. 

What are the types of acne scar treatment?

Metroderm DC: Medical, Laser, and Aesthetic Dermatology Center uses extraordinary and up-to-date treatments for acne scar treatment. All treatments work in a similar fashion by inducing collagen production to remodel the scar tissue. 

The acne scar treatment options include:

Microneedling

Microneedling is a minimally invasive cosmetic treatment that uses tiny needles to break up the scar tissue and induce collagen production.

TCA CROSS

TCA CROSS (trichloroacetic acid chemical reconstruction of skin scars) is a chemical peel that treats deep depressed acne scars. 

Fraxel® laser 

The Fraxel laser targets the deep layers of your skin with microscopic laser columns. The laser energy initiates tissue remodeling and collagen production to improve surface scarring. 

Venus Viva™

Venus Viva uses fractional radiofrequency energy to heat the deep layers of your skin to activate collagen production and smooth out your acne scars.

Subcision

Subcision is a surgical procedure that removes depressed acne scars.

Dermal fillers 

Dermal fillers are cosmetic injections that add volume under a depressed acne scar to smooth out the skin. 

How do I know what acne scar treatment I need? 

When you visit Metroderm DC: Medical, Laser, and Aesthetic Dermatology Center for an acne scar treatment consultation, your dermatologist conducts a comprehensive evaluation to determine the right treatment for you.

The type of acne scar treatment you need depends on the type of scars you have, the severity of the scarring, and your overall skin health. 

Metroderm DC: Medical, Laser, and Aesthetic Dermatology Center specializes in acne scar treatment. Call or book an appointment online today to schedule your consultation. 

 

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Metroderm DC: Medical, Laser, and
Aesthetic Dermatology Center
1712 I Street NW, Suite 712
Downtown DC
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 202-659-2223Fax: 202-659-0289

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