At the risk of upsetting dermatologists everywhere, we realize that many people who suffer from acne and pimples at least occasionally pick at those pesky little breakouts, fully realizing that it is not good for them, leading to acne scars that take forever to disappear. As acne lesions clear, they often leave behind dark spots as a result of inflammation, which promotes increased pigmentation and production. These spots can last for several months and can be more annoying and upsetting than the acne breakouts themselves.
Acne scars can seem like a double punishment – first you suffer with the embarrassing breakouts, and then you have marks and discoloration as reminders. There is a large selection of dermatologist-endorsed cleansers, toners, serums and creams that can help reduce the appearance of acne scars and brighten your skin and some easy in-office treatments, such as dermabrasion of chemical peels, that may help shallow scarring. However, many go on to suffer the visible signs of having battled acne for years and years, especially if you either waited to try and treat the scarring, or you had very significant scarring. That’s where the PicoSure Laser Skin Revitalization treatment can help!