Florida Dermatologist FAQ's: Acne Scar Treatments And Removal | TampaAcne scars can have an adverse effect on the youthful appearance of the face. These scars can last for a lifetime if left untreated. It is possible to treat specific types of acne scars with non-surgical dermatology treatments. 

Suncoast Skin Solutions, led by board certified dermatologist Dr. Christopher Ewanowski, provides safe and proven skin care treatments to patients in Tampa, Brandon, Lutz, Seminole, Riverview, Brooksville, Winter Haven, Daytona Beach, Largo, St. Petersburg, Ocala, Sarasota, Palm Harbor, Central Florida, and surrounding locations in Florida.


Skin Resurfacing Treatments to Soften Acne Scars

Cutting-edge laser systems use ablative as well as non-ablative energy to improve the appearance of acne scars and resurface damaged skin. 

Sublative rejuvenation systems powered by radio frequency (RF) energy can also be used to improve the appearance of acne and injury-related scarring. These treatments soften the appearance of scars as well as enhance the skin by improving textural irregularities. 

RF-based systems are distinct from laser or light-based treatments. It involves delivering targeted fractionated bi-polar radio frequency (RF) heat energy to the inner skin layers (dermis) to rejuvenate the tissue in the region. 

This treatment will effectively “jump-start” the healing process of the body and encourage the production of new collagen without causing harm to the superficial skin layer. Therefore, eMatrix involves minimal post-treatment downtime. 

The fractionated laser technology used in laser-based skin resurfacing procedures improve the skin surface. Laser energy encourages the production of new skin cells to fill in sites of acne scarring. Ablative lasers work aggressively on the scar while non-ablative lasers promote the development of collagen without any damage to the surface of the skin. 

IPL (intense pulsed light) photo facials can effectively improve raised and discolored scars as well as textural aberrations on the skin’s surface. 


Injectable Dermal Fillers

Dermal filler injectables, such as Restylane, Juvederm, and Perlane, can help fill the pockmarks and depressions because of deep acne scars. 

Juvederm Voluma XC (Voluma)

Innovative HA-based dermal filler Juvederm Voluma is the only FDA-approved filler which is designed to add fullness to depleted facial areas. 

This is an excellent treatment for individuals who are unhappy with a tired-looking, gaunt face. Voluma is particularly effective in creating fullness in three regions of the mid-face and cheek, namely the apple, apex, and hollow of the cheek.

Chemical Peels 

Chemical peels are non-invasive skin rejuvenation procedures that involve the use of chemical solutions to slow away discolored, damaged, and scarred skin to reveal smoother, radiant skin with more even texture and color.

Medium or strong chemical peels are typically used to treat uneven skin tone due to hyperpigmentation (melasma, skin darkening, sun spots) and other types of dyschromia (irregular pigmentation). This peel impedes the development of tyrosinase, which is an enzyme that helps in the production of melanin. Melanin offers the skin it’s color (pigment).

In addition, the peel develops a more even skin tone and has been shown to improve the appearance of acne and injury-related scarring on facial skin. 

Pharmaceutical Strength Skincare Products

Patients may consider advanced at-home scar treatments that are available only through cosmetic surgeons and dermatologists. These effective treatments consist of active ingredients that prevent the development of scars while greatly improving the appearance of existing scars.

These treatments are made with robust ingredients to improve textural unevenness such as scarring while toning, brightening, and smoothing skin at the same time. 

Dr. Ewanowski’s skin care clinic receives patients from Tampa, Brandon, Lutz, Seminole, Riverview, Brooksville, Winter Haven, Daytona Beach, Largo, St. Petersburg, Ocala, Sarasota, Palm Harbor, Central Florida, and nearby areas in Florida for advanced and innovative skin care procedures.

SunCoast Skin Solutions Dermatology offices are located in Tampa / Hillsborough, St. Petersburg / Pinellas County, Brandon, Lutz (2 locations), Winter Haven, Largo, Riverview, Brooksville, Ocala, Largo at Bardmoor, Daytona Beach, Sarasota, and Palm Harbor, Florida. Contact us at 1-844-786-3376 or click here.