Acne Scar Treatment

Jewell Family & Elder Medicine PA

Family Medicine Physicians & Aesthetics Specialists located in Rock Hill, SC

If you’re looking for nonsurgical solutions for acne scar treatment, you can rely on the expertise of James Jewell, MD. At Jewell Family & Elder Medicine PA in Rock Hill, South Carolina, Dr. Jewell uses the innovative Icon™ laser technology to address the root cause of acne scars. You can achieve smoother, healthier skin without the need for surgery or any downtime. Don’t let acne scars take away from your self-confidence. Learn how lasers are the ideal choice for acne scar treatment by calling the office today or by requesting a consultation with Dr. Jewell online now.

Acne Scar Treatment Q & A

What causes acne scars?

Acne forms when bacteria, excess oils, and dead skin cells clog your pores, causing inflammation. This inflammation damages the fibers of your skin and triggers your body’s natural healing response.

Your skin tries to heal on its own by producing collagen, an essential element of healthy skin. However, if it produces too much or too little collagen, you’ll end up with scars.

Too much collagen results in areas of raised scar tissue, while too little collagen will leave you with depressed areas of skin.

How are acne scars treated?

The Icon™ laser system treats both raised and depressed acne scars. Your Jewell Family & Elder Medicine PA provider can control the amount of energy during treatment to protect surrounding tissue and successfully minimize the appearance of scars.

The laser energy heats up excess scar tissue, breaking down its structure. Your body then absorbs the dead tissue and eliminates it naturally as waste. This eliminates the appearance of raised acne scars and provides you with smoother, evenly textured skin.

When treating areas of depressed scars, your provider delivers the Icon laser energy into the deeper layers of skin tissue to trigger healthy new collagen to form, filling in damaged areas. Not only will your skin have improved texture, but it also appears healthier and refreshed.

How many laser treatments will I need for acne scars?

Since everyone’s skin is different, the Jewell Family & Elder Medicine PA team designs a treatment plan to address your specific needs and the severity of your acne scars.

In some cases, you can see a significant difference in the health and appearance of your skin after just one treatment. However, your doctor may recommend three to seven sessions to ensure you achieve optimal results.

After a thorough evaluation of your skin health and a review of your treatment goals, your provider can determine how many treatments you’ll need to minimize your type of acne scars.

What are the benefits of Icon laser treatments for acne scars?

Since the Icon technology requires no incisions, you can treat existing scars without causing new ones. Laser treatments can also improve the overall tone and texture of your skin creating long-lasting results.

Another benefit of the Icon laser for acne scar treatment is the convenience of in-office treatments. Your doctor ensures you’re comfortable throughout the procedure and you can expect to return to your usual activities immediately after your appointment without any downtime.

Learn more about acne scar treatment with the Icon laser by calling the office today or by requesting a consultation at Jewell Family & Elder Medicine PA online now.

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