For many people, acne often is a chronic condition, even if it lasts only during adolescence, acne can leave life-long scars. Acne scars typically look like “ice pick” pit scars or craterlike scars. Although proper treatment for acne may help minimize scarring, several dermatological procedures may help to further minimize any acne scars.
There are specific dermatological procedures that help to minimize acne scars. However, a Beverly Hills dermatologist will determine which procedure is best for you based on a consultation.
During the consultation, your dermatologist will examine the severity of your scars, type of scars, your overall health, age, medical history, your tolerance for specific medications, procedures, or therapies. All of this information is necessary for your dermatologist to make recommendations for the best treatment for your condition.
Some of the procedures performed by Beverly Hills dermatologists are:
- Dermabrasion may be used to minimize small scars, minor skin surface irregularities, surgical scars, and acne scars. As the name implies, dermabrasion involves removing the top layers of skin with an electrical machine that abrades the skin. As the skin heals from the procedure, the surface appears smoother and fresher.
- Collagen injections are injected beneath the skin to replace the body’s natural collagen that has been lost. Injectable collagen is generally used to treat wrinkles, scars, and facial lines.
- Laser resurfacing uses high-energy light to burn away damaged skin. Laser resurfacing may be used to minimize wrinkles and fine scars.
The Kopelson Clinic, Inc. is a comprehensive Beverly Hills cosmetic laser center providing full service, state-of-the-art skin regeneration in a medical setting. Offering a myriad of advanced dermatological treatments and procedures, Dr. Kopelson and his staff provide personalized clinical suggestions to address each patient’s specific medical and cosmetic concerns.
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