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Acne Conditions

Acne Scarring

The Aurora Dermatology team members are highly experienced in skin rejuvenation and repair. And our practice boasts some of the most advanced technology in treating acne and acne scars. Most of our patients experience a significant improvement in acne scarring after laser with the most noticeable results in two to six months after the skin repairs. Generally a series of three to four laser treatments for acne are needed for optimal results that often last for many years or even the patient’s lifetime

Acne scarring is the fibrous process where new collagen is laid down to heal after a skin injury and impacts about one third of those with moderate to severe acne vulgaris.  It is even more common in nodulocystic acne, acne conglobata and acne fulminans. To find out more about these acne conditions see here

Severe acne can often be cured however the more damaging the scarring, the more difficult to treat, and treatment may require more treatment sessions. 

Unfortunately true acne scars never completely disappear although they can be made to be barely visible with many modern treatments.

Acne conditions are often worsened or darkened by sun exposure, so always wear a broad-spectrum, oil free sunscreen and wear a hat, sunglasses and protective clothing outdoors. This will help protect against skin cancer too. 

Never be afraid of a scar. It simply means that you are stronger than whatever tried to hurt you in the first place.