Unfortunately, acne does not always come and go on its own or without leaving a mark. Some acne breakouts can result in scarring. In some cases, the irritation can cause the pimples to burst. This action rips the follicle wall and can be a painful experience and healing process.
Scars are visible if they are red or discolored or if they are elevated or depressed creating a contour irregularity in the skin. Acne scars can often appear as a depressed or indented spot or hole in the skin that are difficult to correct. Even with make-up, many acne scars are still visible because they cannot be covered completely. We offer many solutions to help improve acne scarring in Grand Rapids, Birmingham, Detroit, and Kalamazoo.
What Causes Acne?
Acne is a skin condition that typically appears in the teen years but can affect patients well into adulthood. Pimples can form on the skin when hair follicles and skin cells are irritated or blocked. This obstruction builds up bacteria, from dirt, make-up, oils, and more.
Acne is the collection of these pimples, and it can also cause whiteheads and blackheads to form. While the face is the most common and often problematic area for acne, it can also appear on the chest, upper back, and shoulders.
Acne can often feel defeating and overwhelming, especially when it does not respond to traditional treatments. Even worse, when the acne clears, it often leaves behind a noticeable scar. Thankfully, the appearance of acne scars can be reduced and often improved with cosmetic treatments available at the Bengtson Center in Grand Rapids.
Why Consider Cosmetic Enhancement for Acne Scarring?
When it comes to something as common as acne, there are many treatment options to address the related symptoms, including scarring. Patients can go to their local drug store, or high-end beauty shop, or the Bengtson Center for medical-grade treatments, all with the same goal of reducing the appearance of acne scarring.
With so many options, why do our patients choose cosmetic treatments over topical creams or day spa services? We offer a vast variety and selection of options, all with slightly different results and benefits. The reason why we recommend cosmetic treatments for acne scarring is to help deliver longer-lasting results that look natural and help boost your overall appearance with assistance from knowledgeable physicians such as Dr. Bengtson.
The approach best recommended for you will depend on the severity of your acne scars and your medical history or preferred treatment options.
We can help you find an acne scar treatment program that suits your aesthetic goals and your budget and overall needs. Schedule a consultation at our facility in Grand Rapids today to learn which acne scar treatments can improve your blemishes.
There are different ways to treat acne scarring. The best approach for each patient will vary depending on the severity of the condition, skin type, and more, which is why we offer so many options to help achieve incredible results.
Resurfacing and rejuvenation procedures are non-surgical methods that can help to soften and smooth skin. We offer procedures like chemical peels, microdermabrasion, microneedling, and similar solutions to help eliminate the damaged layers of skin at our facility. This helps to reveal the refreshed dermis underneath, which has fewer imperfections. Patients often require more than one round of these treatments for results to show.
Laser treatments are also skin resurfacing and rejuvenation treatments,although they use different methods and more energy to achieve results. Laser skin resurfacing using energy to eliminate the damaged layers by “sanding down the surface” with light energy. Other techniques like fractional laser and non-ablative laser treatments do not penetrate deep but can be perfect for patients with minor scarring. We offer a number of laser options from Candela CORE and fractional CO2 lasers to Nordlys fractional lasers and will match the best options to each patient concern.
Rather than treating the skin as a whole, facial fillers can help target the recessed scars using volumizing ingredients to help reduce the appearance. Products like cheek fillers, such as JUVÉDERM® and Restylane Refyne can help smooth out acne scars and promote collagen production to improve skin quality naturally.
The cost of a customized procedure like acne scar treatment will depend on a multitude of factors.
What procedures the patient is getting will play the most significant role, along with the extent of correction required to achieve the desired result. If follow-up treatments are going to be required, patients can discuss what that will look like financially. To help accommodate all patients, we offer flexible payment plans and financing solutions.
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Plastic Surgeons Dr. Bengtson and Dr. Alfonso, along with the team at the Bengtson Center for Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery, provide advanced surgical and cosmetic treatments for patients from Grand Rapids, Birmingham, Detroit, and Kalamazoo, Michigan.Fees & Financing