What Are the Best Treatment Options for My Acne Scars?

What Are the Best Treatment Options for My Acne Scars?

You may have outgrown your acne, but the unsightly scars it can leave behind may still be with you. If you’re tired of concealing or trying to cover acne scars, the good news is that innovative advances in aesthetic technology mean you no longer have to accept them. 

The experienced and compassionate providers at Carl N. Williams, Jr. M.D. Hand and Plastic Surgery in Las Vegas, Nevada, understand how embarrassing acne scars can be — especially when they appear on your face or other areas that your clothes don’t easily cover. 

That’s why our team selected the best treatment options for addressing stubborn acne scars — radiofrequency (RF) microneedling and nonsurgical Fraxel® laser resurfacing. Here, we explain these effective acne scar solutions. 

RF microneedling

One of the best ways to smooth away tough acne scars is minimally invasive radiofrequency microneedling. 

RF treatments use heat energy to stimulate collagen production and promote the growth of new, more tightly woven skin fibers. During microneedling sessions, tiny needles create wounds too small to hurt or cause bleeding. But these micro-wounds signal your body’s natural healing processes, triggering skin repair at the cellular level.  

RF microneedling combines both of these effective therapies into one treatment, giving you optimal results and tighter, smoother skin. When it comes to making acne scars part of your past, RF microneedling provides amazing results. 

At Carl N. Williams, Jr. M.D. Hand and Plastic Surgery, our team uses FDA-cleared RF microneedling solutions to tighten and smooth your skin: Scarlet® RF and AGNES® RF microneedling systems.  

As the original fractional RF microneedling system, Scarlet RF microneedling uses short pulses of alternating bipolar signal energy to erase acne scars and improve other skin imperfections. AGNES RF allows your provider to select from nine microneedles in different shapes and sizes so we can personalize your treatment. 

Nonsurgical laser resurfacing

Laser resurfacing offers a surgery-free way to address difficult-to-treat skin issues like scarring. It works by delivering short pulses of concentrated light and heat into your skin to remove thin layers of skin and stimulate new growth. As a result, the size and appearance of scars improve, leaving skin renewed and fresh.  

At Carl N. Williams, Jr. M.D. Hand and Plastic Surgery, we use Fraxel laser therapy, which uses fractional photo-thermolysis to focus in on small areas of your skin — like acne scars — for more targeted treatment.  

Studies support laser therapy as a safe and effective way to minimize the appearance of scars without the recovery time that surgical revision requires. Keep in mind that results take time to appear because the replacement of scarred skin tissue can take several weeks. 

Learn how our best treatment options can help you banish your acne scars by scheduling a consultation online or over the phone with our Las Vegas team today.

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