if you have scars etched in your face leftbehind by acne from years ago, iâ€™ll bet youâ€™ve tried a bunch of differentproducts and treatments to fix them. and if you, like most people, were disappointedwith the results, iâ€™ll tell you why, and more importantly,what to do. stay tuned! hello, i’m dr. neal schultz [pause] and welcome to dermtv.
not a day goes by without a viewer questionor patient visit about acne scars. by â€œacne scars,â€ iâ€˜m referring specificallyto skin colored holes or depressions left in your skin by old acnelesions months or years earlier. technically, these are called â€œatrophicâ€scars because there has been a loss of volume ofthe dermal or middle layer of skinâ€¦ and itâ€™s that loss of volume, or â€œatrophy,â€which causes the depression or hole. this refers to all three types of atrophicacne scars: ice pick box car
and rolling. all are caused by the surface of your skinliterally sinking in, in different shapes, from loss of the underlyingdermis caused by the destructive force of extremeinflammation of severe acne cysts. sadly there is no topical skincare product or at home device that will significantlyimprove those scars, very simply, because at home stuff just canâ€™tcause the body to make enough new dermal tissue, whether its collagen, hyaluronic, gag’s, andso on
to fill in the hole enough to raise the surfaceof the skin to make a meaningful difference. and even if they improve it 10%, which franklyis very unlikely, all youâ€™ll probably see is the 90% theydidnâ€™t help. so whether itâ€™s retinoids, dermarollers,microdermabrasion, silicone patches or even my revered glycolics, which all cando good things for many skin issues, theyâ€™ll only frustrate your desire to fixyour acne scars. but if you do need treatment, donâ€™t despair.see your dermatologist. many in office treatments really do help,such as surgical repair of the scars,
fillers treatments or even laser therapy withc02, erbium and other types which today have less downtimeand quicker healing. acne scars need not be forever.