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      Raleigh, NC 27612

      Acne Scar Treatment in Raleigh NC

      Improve the appearance of your skin with our acne scar treatment protocols!

      About 95% of people with acne may experience acne scarring. With options like Aerolase and Microneedling, patients with any skin type can overcome the unsightly reminders of acne with little to no downtime.

      To schedule your consultation with Raleigh’s top skin specialist, please call (919) 521-8282 or contact us online.

      Types of Acne Scars

      Acne scars form when acne becomes so swollen that it damages your skin. It can also occur if you pick or squeeze your acne. There are several types of acne scars:

      • Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation: often-temporary skin darkening; not a true scar
      • Atrophic Scars: shallow scars that form under the skin that can be broad (boxcar), narrow (icepick), or appear wavy (rolling)
      • Hypertrophic: present as raised bumps

      Your Initial Consultation with Acne Scar Specialist in Raleigh, NC

      Meredith Harris, NP is one of the country’s top medical aesthetic influencers and has been trained to perform a variety of acne scar treatment protocols. She pairs her lifelong artistic talent and drive to help people through medicine.

      Before starting your treatment, you’ll first meet with Meredith for an in-depth customized consultation to identify the types of acne scarring you have and which treatment options are best for your skin.

      If you have a current breakout, we will work with you to control the acne first and then decide how to treat the scarring.

      During your initial consultation, we will also help identify any contraindications that might make you a less-than-ideal candidate for treatment.

      Available Treatment Options

      We offer a wide variety of effective acne scarring treatment options. The protocol selected for your treatment depends on your acne damage and skin type.

      Red and/or Hyperpigmented Scarring

      Hyperpigmented acne scarring is best treated with Aerolase LightPod Neo and Corrective BroadBand Light (BBL)TM Therapy:

      • Aerolase LightPod Neo

        A painless laser frequently used to treat acne, useful for treating red and pigmented scarring of all skin types. Stimulates collagen production to improve skin texture.

      • BroadBand LightTM

        BBLTM is a non-invasive protocol that delivers light energy to target redness and acne bacteria of the skin; best for lighter skin types.

      Depressed Scars and/or Textural Issues

      There are a vast number of treatment options for depressed acne scars. You may receive one of these modalities or a combination to achieve the best outcomes.

      • HaloTM Pro Hybrid Fractional Laser

        The Halo Pro Hybrid Fractional Laser uses both ablative and non-ablative lasers to address numerous skincare issues, including acne scars. Both ablative and non-ablative lasers encourage collagen production in the dermis, but while the former vaporizes tissue, the later leaves the epidermis unharmed. The laser can be tuned and customized to address your scar tissue.

      • Vivace Radiofrequency Microneedling

        Vivace uses radiofrequency (RF) energy and a disposable microneedle tip. The protocol is able to treat acne scars, wrinkles, and more. Vivace needles form microscopic microchannels in your skin while RF delivers heat, encouraging collagen production and skin tightening. Vivace can be used on any skin color.

      • Microneedling

        Microneedling resurfaces the skin by puncturing and disturbing acne scars with needles. The resulting mechanical damage triggers growth factors that encourage the influx of collagen, smoothing and softening the skin as well as improving its texture. It is safe for all skin types and has a short recovery period.

      • Dermal Fillers

        A pathway to the underside of your scar will first be created with a needle (subcision), after which a dermal filler is injected into that space to fill the scars.

        The dermal fillers used for treating acne scars include:

        • Bellafill - a permanent soft tissue filler that lifts the scars to reduce their appearance.
        • Juvederm - made of hyaluronic acid, Juvederm breaks down over time, meaning that the results can be reversed if you desire.

      What to Expect from Acne Scar Treatment?

      All protocols will require multiple sessions. Thankfully, these modalities require little, to no downtime.

      Side effects of acne treatments with lasers and microneedling may include redness, swelling, and a feeling of sunburn, though these are normally temporary. Treatments with soft tissue fillers may cause local redness, swelling, and/or bruising.

      Depending on the protocols used, you may begin to see results within days, weeks, or sometimes months. Meredith will explain in detail your aftercare and frequency of treatments.

      Begin Your Acne Scar Treatment Today!

      To find the best Acne Scar Treatment for your skin, schedule your consultation with Meredith today! Call (919) 521-8282 or contact us online today!

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