Dealing with acne is frustrating enough and unfortunately, most times the battle isn’t over when the breakout disappears. Many of us are left with scarring and it can remain for months or even years. Acne scars form as a result of the inflammation, and resulting trauma to the skin, that occurs during breakouts. One of the most effective ways to diminish or completely remove the appearance of acne scars on the skin is a chemical peel.
How Chemical Peels Work
There are generally two types of acne scars — atrophic and hypertrophic scars. Atrophic scars form a depression compared to the level of the surrounding skin because of damage to the collagen, fat, or other tissues below the skin’s outermost layer, according to the National Library of Medicine. On the other hand, hypertrophic scars are raised above the skin due to an overproduction of collagen.
During a chemical peel, a licensed professional will apply a chemical solution that will cause the top layer of skin to peel off during the healing process. This will result in the new top layer looking smoother, brighter, and cleaner. While chemical peels may be effective for atrophic scars, they are not recommended as first-line treatment for hypertrophic scarring because there’s a possibility that the peel will worsen current scars or could cause new scars to form.
Are Chemical Peels for Acne Scars Safe For All Skin Types?
Chemical peels are generally safe for all skin types (namely dry, oily, combination, and “normal” skin). But, there are still some risks to consider in certain cases. For example, those with sensitive skin because of conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, and seborrheic dermatitis should be careful when getting chemical peels. If you experience any type of sensitive skin conditions, consult with a licensed professional prior to getting a chemical peel.
Best Chemical Peels for Acne Scars in Maryland
Dr. Hackley and our knowledgeable and compassionate staff are dedicated to providing the best services. If you are ready to learn more about treatment for acne scars, consider a chemical peel. For the best peels in Rockville, contact us today to schedule a consultation!
Essentially, a non-surgical face lift in Rockville uses minimally invasive techniques to rejuvenate and refresh your face. Your provider may use a combination of treatments to help you achieve your goals without surgery and down time.
Good Candidates of Non-Surgical Face Lift in Rockville
Anyone that has aging skin or any of the following common skin concerns may consider getting a non-surgical face lift. Common issues include:
- Loose jowls
- Sagging skin around the face and jawline
- Dark shadows under the eyes
- Thin lips
- Wrinkles and fine lines
- Marionette lines
- Sunken cheeks or temples
Types of Non-Surgical Face Lift
There are countless combinations of products that your provider can use to perform your non-surgical face lift in Rockville. Some options include the following.
Botox. Botox, Dysport and other neurotoxin injections work wonders for wrinkles and fine lines.
Chemical Peels. These facials use chemical peels to remove the top layers of skin, leaving your with reduces pore size, minimized wrinkles and newer, firmer skin.
Dermal Fillers. This injectable treatment adds volume to sunken areas, enhances the lips and cheeks, and fills in deep wrinkles and folds.
Laser Skin Treatments. Laser treatments use intense light to remove the old, outer layers of skin. This stimulates collagen production and gives you firmer, smoother skin.
Microneedling. This treatment stimulates collagen and elastin production to improve the look of wrinkles, loose skin, sun damage, pigmentation, large pores and more.
PDO Thread Lift. Instantly lifts loose skin into place. The threads dissolve but boost collagen for long lasting results.
Skin Tightening. Treatments like Morphues8 or Evoke can tighten skin and remodel the contours of the face to give you a more youthful look.
Benefits of Non-Surgical Face Lift
Aside from there being no surgery, no incisions, and no scars, you also don’t have to deal with a hospital stay. Or general anesthesia. Your recovery time will be minimal, or zero, depending on which treatment you choose. Furthermore, nonsurgical face lifts tend to be much more affordable than surgical procedures.
If you are ready to speak to a provider about your options for non-surgical face lift in Rockville, please contact Dr. Hackley’s team.