Trinity Vista Dermatology, located in Fort Worth, Texas, is pleased to offer a full array of treatment for acne scars. Depending on the scar type, the treatment can be tailored to fit your needs and budget.
For tiny divots, surgical “punch” removal or application of tiny amounts of strong acids (the so-called “TCA-cross”) can be effective.
Rolling scars are ideal for treatment with Bellafill®, a novel and longer-lasting filler containing bovine collagen and polymethylmethacrylate beads. The scars show immediate results with the bovine collagen and continued improvement over time as the polymethylmethacrylate stimulates collagen. The injection can also stimulate collagen if the injector can break up the scar with needle movement under the surface of the skin, called subcision.
Acne scars and texture issues are also greatly improved with microneedling. Tiny needles are inserted into the skin, and the healing process stimulates the collagen to remodel. Both the Vivace Microneedling RF and Skinpen® systems are available. The Vivace system has added benefits of radiofrequency energy and blue or red light LED to further stimulate collagen and treat active acne at the same time. Furthermore, topical treatment with platelet-rich plasma or other growth factors after treatment has added benefits. The treatment works well on all skin types and has very little downtime.
The Sciton® HALO laser is an additional, very effective option for improving skin texture, including light acne scars. The two-wavelength, fractionated treatment works both on the surface and in the deeper skin to cause tiny areas of injury that heal with a remodeling of the skin and improvement in skin texture and pore size. More than one treatment may be necessary. Chemical peels of varying strength are also available at Trinity Vista Dermatology. If the patient still has inflammatory acne lesions in addition to scarring, a peel is great for improving control of the acne and addressing minor texture issues at the same time.