When patients have spent years dealing with aggressive types of acne such as cystic acne, they may have experienced problems that exist long after the condition has been treated. Patients who have had large blemishes and pustules in the past may notice that their skin has poor texture and tone due to acne scars. Acne scars are large pits and divots in the skin that result from past acne. When Knoxville patients visit the practice of Dr. Matthew Doppelt, they often ask about the solutions available for acne scar removal. Some patients may be great candidates for acne scar laser treatment.
Laser technology has been around for many years and continues to be integrated into medical care. The field of dermatology also finds that lasers can be used for skin resurfacing, which in turn can help with conditions such as acne scars. Some patients will find that laser skin resurfacing can provide amazing results and it can even be used in conjunction with other acne scar solutions such as dermal fillers and injectables.
Patients who are dealing with acne scars will first want to address their active acne. Patients can work closely with their dermatologist to develop a personalized treatment plan. They may start with over-the-counter or prescription grade products to address the bacteria on the skin, or oil production, which may be contributing factors to the active acne condition. Once it is under control, the acne scars can be addressed with fractional resurfacing laser, such as Picosure Focus or Fractora which incorporates microneedling and radio frequency. Other treatments such as dermal fillers, chemical peels and microdermabrasion help reduce the appearance of acne scarring. These options can be discussed during a complimentary consultation appointment with Dr. Matthew Doppelt.
Patients in the area who are interested in learning about acne scar laser treatment and whether or not it is appropriate for their specific needs are welcome to contact the team of Southeastern Dermatology and speak with Dr. Matthew Doppelt. He is a board certified dermatologist who has training and experience in providing skin care solutions to patients of all ages. His practice welcomes those who are new to his facility, as well as those who have previously had care and attention through his practice.