Acne Scar Treatment in Phoenix, AZ
If you have dealt with chronic acne for a long time, chances are that you have some scars that result from over-treatment of your blemishes. Dr. Farhan Taghizadeh, a board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, may recommend acne scar treatment in conjunction with your acne treatment. He specializes in acne scar treatments that meet the unique needs of teenagers and adults who live in and around Phoenix, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley and the surrounding communities of Arizona.
What is Acne Scar Treatment?
Acne scars develop when a person picks at their blemishes or over-treats the skin flaws. The body responds to the injuries by laying down collagen in a very chaotic pattern. This is why acne scars appear different than the surrounding skin — your body senses the injury and works quickly to heal the area. As you learn how to manage your outbreaks and skin health with our acne treatments, you may also want to consider acne scar treatment to help the scar blend better with the surrounding skin. While acne scar treatment will not completely eliminate the scar, it will be less noticeable.
Benefits of Acne Scar Treatment
Arizona Facial Plastics, PC, offers acne scar treatment that:
- Can be performed on patients of any age and skin type
- Takes less than one hour, although multiple treatments may be needed
- Requires no surgery, sutures or recovery
- Works better than other acne treatment options
What Can I Expect from Acne Scar Treatment?
Based on his years of experience in plastic surgery and acne scar treatment, Dr. Taghizadeh will recommend one or more procedures.
Acne Scar Removal
The overarching goal of acne scar treatment is to trigger the body to develop a softer layering of collagen. Dr. Taghizadeh typically recommends microneedling, CO2 laser resurfacing or a combination of these treatments.
Microneedling involves using a special device that creates micro-injuries to the skin. These tiny injuries are enough to trigger the body into producing more collagen. [READ MORE]
CO2 Laser Resurfacing
Laser technologies have brought a comprehensive range of treatments to the field of aesthetic treatments. CO2 laser resurfacing is a non-surgical solution that relies on laser energy. The energy penetrates the skin and promotes collagen production. Dr. Taghizadeh may also use CO2 laser resurfacing to improve the outer surface of the scar. [READ MORE]
How Much Difference Will I See with Acne Scar Treatment?
Scar tissue is very different when compared to normal skin so acne scar treatment may require several sessions to achieve the desired results. With each treatment, you will see a scar that blends better with surrounding skin both in color and texture.
Recovery from Acne Scar Treatment
Microneedling and CO2 laser resurfacing require a minimum amount of post-treatment care. The most important aspect of recovery is protecting the treatment area from sun exposure and injury.
What Will Acne Scar Treatment Do for My Skin?
The techniques used by Dr. Taghizadeh target the acne scar while preserving the surrounding skin. With each treatment, the acne scar has a smoother appearance and texture. Eventually, you will have to look closely to find your acne scar.
Will Everyone Benefit from Acne Scar Treatment?
Microneedling and CO2 laser resurfacing are safe for patients of all ages. Certain medical conditions and medications may place you at higher risk for developing unwanted side effects. To prevent this, Dr. Taghizadeh will review your medical history as well as any conditions that you are currently treating.
How Much Does Acne Scar Treatment Cost in Phoenix?
Except in very rare cases, acne scar treatment is considered an elective procedure. As such, the cost is not covered by your medical insurance. We accept payment by cash, check, and major credit card. If you are interested in financing the cost of acne treatment at Arizona Facial Plastics, PC, we encourage you to apply with Prosper® Healthcare Lending and CareCredit®.
No matter your age, acne is an embarrassing skin condition. Having blemishes and outbreaks is made worse if you have acne scars. At Arizona Facial Plastics, PC, we offer acne scar treatment for teenagers and adults who live in or near Phoenix, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley or the surrounding communities of Arizona. If you would like to learn about our acne scar treatments, contact us to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Taghizadeh.