Acne and Acne Scars are very common skin conditions. Even though many people have or have had acne in there lifetime, it is still often misunderstood due to inaccurate information and improper self diagnosis. Unreliable information can result in long term physical effects causing some persons to go a lifetime without finding a solution.
Most individuals, and non health professionals have their own remedies and beliefs in how they think acne should be treated. However, there is not a one size fits all, cookie cutter method to treating a person’s skin. The myth to not treat acne at all and to “let it run its course” is profoundly false. Improper treatments and neglecting treatment can lead to skin irritation, skin damage and acne scars.
Acne scarring is permanent but can be treated to minimize the appearance of scars. As people get older acne scars become more noticeable due to the diminishing amount of collagen. It is important to choose the best form of treatment for each scar type. It is also key to get your skin examined by a professional as it is common to discover that your skin may be suffering from a different skin issue.
No treatment is 100% effective and the best result is improvement, not perfection. Treatment of scarring may require many different kinds of treatments, depending on the kind of scarring present. It is important that all the acne is clear before treating scarring. Otherwise, new scars form and the procedures are wasted.
Not all acne and acne scars are the same.
At Medical Spa of Midland, our approach is highly customized. Whether your acne is caused by high bacteria levels, hormonal changes, stress, or is simply a reaction to the West Texas extreme weather changes or environment, we will customize a protocol to combat your acne.*
The most effective treatments are surgical and there are many types: