Scar and Acne Scar Treatment for Women and Men in Princeton, NJ
Unwanted and severe scars on the face and body can produce stress, embarrassment, and lead to lower self-esteem, especially after spending time and money without finding an effective way to diminish their appearance. Scars are visible reminders of medical conditions (such as acne), injuries, trauma, or surgery.
Fortunately, there are new and effective ways to reduce or eliminate scars including acne scars that do not involve incisions and downtime.
Skin of All Color Dermatology and Cosmetic Medicine provides treatment for a variety of scars including acne scars, red scars, brown scars, white scars, surgical scars, raised scars (such as keloids), and depressed scars in Princeton, NJ for people of all ages and skin types. Our team specializes in different approaches that help reduce or eliminate scarring resulting in smoother, firmer skin for our patients.
During your initial consultation, Dr. Onumah or a member of her experienced team will recommend a customized treatment plan that best matches your individual medical and cosmetic goals. All treatments are performed by Dr. Onumah or a licensed medical professional who has been personally trained by Dr. Onumah. Contact our office today to book a consultation.
What causes Scarring?
Scars are formed after damaged skin tissue has healed. During the healing, the body increases the production of new collagen fibers to mend the wound resulting in a scar.
Acne Scarring and What Causes It
Acne scars are permanent skin markings that can form from various factors including prolonged breakouts which cause significant damage to the skin and improper acne extraction techniques (such as involving picking).
The vast majority of our scar (including acne scar) treatments don’t require substantial downtime, so you can continue with your daily activities after the procedure is finished.
Laser Acne Scar Removal
As a medical and cosmetic dermatologist, Dr. Onumah has a deep understanding of the conditions that create scarring including acne scars, and the use of lasers and injectables to reverse the appearance of these scars. The state-of-the-art laser devices at Skin of All Color allow Dr. Onumah and our other top medical professionals to achieve superior results which have attracted patients from across the US and the globe. Unlike in most offices, the lasers at Skin of All Color are safe to use on all skin types.
Why Choose Dr. Onumah for Acne Scar Treatment in Princeton, New Jersey?
Board-certified dermatologist Dr. Onumah specializes in treating men and women of all ages and all skin types that have scars including acne scars in her Princeton office. She was trained at some of the most prestigious institutions in the US and strives to deliver personalized treatments designed for maximum visible improvement in reversing scars for each patient.
A Customized Experience for Each Patient
Thanks to her in-depth knowledge of the skin and extensive experience, she designs customized treatment plans that precisely target the scar and are appropriate for the skin tone of each patient resulting in a maximum revision of visible and unwanted scars including acne scars.
Dr. Onumah focuses on treating scarring (including acne scar) in patients of all skin types in Princeton, NJ. Instead of using the same approach for all her patients, she examines each case separately and evaluates the skin type. Then, she develops a customized treatment plan that only includes treatments she has vetted and proved to be highly effective in delivering maximum scar revision results.
Contact our office today to book a consultation or phone us at 518.306.5466.
Before & After
What Can You Expect from Scar and Acne Scar Treatments?
The biggest concern most people have is the unattractive appearance of scars especially acne scars on the face. Effective treatments can produce the appearance of smoother skin as the scarring decreases in depth and visibility.
Tight and Firm Appearance
Depending on the scar including the acne scar treatment plan, patients may also experience tighter, firmer skin after the treatment. This results in a younger and healthier appearance, which can help boost self-esteem.
The biggest benefit of scar treatment (including acne scars) is a boost in confidence that can help you achieve your personal and professional goals. For many patients, acne scarring is a devastating condition that affects almost every aspect of their everyday lives. Reducing the appearance of scars can have a significant effect on your emotional and mental well-being.
How Long Will It Take to Recover from the Procedure?
Dr. Onumah offers different acne scar treatments and while recovery time and downtime depend on the specifics of your customized treatment plan, most of our scar treatments do not require much downtime afterward. You may experience some mild redness and swelling in the treatment area for a day or two. However, Dr. Onumah will provide you with detailed pre and post-treatment information to minimize these side effects of your scar treatment. It is imperative to protect your skin from the sun post-treatment while it heals, to avoid potential damage.
What is the best treatment for acne scars?
There are many treatments for acne scars available in Princeton. Each patient is different, so finding the ideal treatment requires a thorough assessment. To find the best treatment for your skin type, your best alternative is to contact a board-certified dermatologist with proper medical and cosmetic experience.
Can you permanently remove scars, including acne scars?
Most of our patients experience significant and permanent improvements in the appearance of scars after a few sessions. Expect a big improvement in the scar's appearance, but depending on the type of scar, it may not be completely eliminated.
When will I see results?
Depending on your scar, including acne scars, you may see an improvement in the days following your treatment procedure. However, most patients will require over one treatment session to achieve an optimal outcome. That maximum scar revision result will become more apparent after your final treatment session.
Does vitamin C help with acne scars?
Vitamin C is required for the healthy development of collagen and skin cells, which means it may help improve the appearance of your scars. That said, taking supplements alone is not enough to produce a significant change.
Who is an ideal candidate for acne scar treatment?
There are acne scar treatments that are suitable for patients of all ages and skin types. As a general rule of thumb, patients must not have an active breakout before beginning treatments, so it is always advisable to work with a dermatologist to address any skin issues prior to your appointment.
Do scar treatments hurt?
Most of the laser and injectable treatments performed at Skin of All Color involve minor discomfort for our patients. A topical numbing cream or local anesthetic is applied prior to a laser procedure when necessary to prevent discomfort or pain. Our Doctors are highly experienced in using our laser devices and will take all steps to ensure your treatment experience is as comfortable as possible.
What are the risks of scar including acne scar treatment?
The vast majority of acne scar treatments don’t require any downtime, so you can continue with your daily activities after the procedure. Side-effects include mild discomfort and temporary redness.
Individual results may vary.