Roughly 90 percent of people experience acne breakouts as adolescents or adults. The majority of these blemishes heal without dark spots or scarring. But some acne can result in post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH), where the body produces excess melanin, causing patches of skin that appear brown, pink, or red.
If you are struggling with post-acne marks and discoloration, there are a variety of non-invasive treatments that can fade stubborn pigmentation and improve texture. At Dallas Dermatology Partners, we offer quick, effective treatments that target everything from PIH to acne scarring.
Laser Resurfacing & Broadband Light (BBL)
Several cutting-edge laser and broadband light treatments target PIH and moderate scarring from breakouts. These devices are precisely calibrated to reduce excess pigment and stimulate collagen production. The primary advantage of laser resurfacing for post-acne marks is the excellent results with minimal downtime.
Correcting acne scars and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation is never a one size fits all approach. Our practice utilizes the following devices to address post-breakout skin imperfections.
Halo Laser: This fractional hybrid laser delivers impressive results with fewer treatments. Safe for most skin types, the Halo combines ablative and non-ablative wavelengths to banish discoloration and trigger collagen production.
Contour TRL: Those with moderate acne scarring may benefit from this ablative Erbium laser treatment. The tunable resurfacing laser removes the outermost damaged layer of skin. It can also be adjusted for a shallower treatment, known as a micro laser peel.
BBL Hero: BBL Hero harnesses the power of broadband light to treat dark spots and scarring caused by acne. One of the benefits of BBL Hero is that it’s four times faster and three times more powerful than standard IPL.
Moxi Laser: The Sciton Moxi is one of the only lasers that can safely correct post-inflammatory pigmentation in patients with darker skin tones. Moxi oX5 delivers non-ablative laser energy below the epidermis to eliminate discoloration and smooth textural problems.
BBL Photofacial: This phototherapy can be fine-tuned to reverse the negative cell changes triggered by post-acne inflammation. The treatment is gentle and requires zero downtime. Most patients will need a series of 3-5 sessions.
Chemical peels are acid solutions that loosen cells that form the “glue” within the skin. This exfoliation process improves the appearance of shallow scars and dark spots left from breakouts. Chemical peels are customized to accommodate specific concerns, skin tone, and sensitivity. For example, our dermatologists may recommend a glycolic acid or a VI peel to correct acne-related imperfections and post-inflammatory pigmentation.
Get the Glowing Skin You Deserve
There are several effective options for post-acne that will leave you with healthy, glowing skin. Schedule a Dallas dermatology appointment to discuss the best approach for amazing results. Our board-certified dermatologists are the best in their field and offer a full range of chemical peels, BBL photofacials, and laser treatments.
Have additional questions about our cosmetic dermatology services? Contact us today!