for Acne Scars
Acne is often most common in adolescence, but it can leave scars deep in the collagen layers of the skin even long after the problem pimples are gone. Scars can be lower or higher than the surrounding area of skin, or skin may appear red or pock-marked. Chemical peels can be one option for managing acne scars and restoring a smooth, attractive appearance to your skin. Dr. Ghasri, our expert in chemical peels for acne scars in Los Angeles, offers a variety of peels that can combat scars and stimulate the growth of healthy new cells.
A glycolic acid peel is a common acne scar peel. Glycolic acid is a superficial peel that penetrates the epidermis and allows the skin to release dead cells. Skin often appears brighter and healthier after a glycolic acid peel. Dr. Ghasri, our expert in chemical peels for acne scars in Los Angeles, may recommend a glycolic acid peel if you have mild acne scars or if you are still suffering from acne, which often responds well to this type of mild peel.
Dr. Ghasri, our expert in chemical peels for acne scars in Los Angeles, may also recommend a TCA peel. Trichloroacetic acid, or TCA, is a medium-depth peel that penetrates more deeply than glycolic acid but is gentler than deeper chemical peels. It is extremely effective not just for acne scars but also sun damage, blemishes, fine lines and abnormal skin tones.
Deeper or more extensive acne scars may respond better to a phenol peel. Dr. Ghasri, our expert in chemical peels for acne scars in Los Angeles, can use a phenol peel to penetrate deep inside the skin. The process can take one to two hours but is extremely effective for pitted acne scars. However because the peel is much more extensive than other peels, the risk of complications may also be higher.
If you are suffering from unwanted acne scars, a chemical peel may be right for you. Contact our office today to learn more about available treatment options or to schedule your appointment with Dr. Ghasri, our Los Angeles dermatologist.