WHAT IS Acne Scarring?
Acne is the number one skin condition affecting teens and adults in the U.S. Almost 50 million people are troubled by persistent mild, moderate, or severe acne, and often, this acne can leave scars on the face and body. These scars can negatively impact confidence and self-image. At Spyglass Dermatology, board-certified dermatologist Dr. Ryan Alan Schuering and his team understand the frustration and embarrassment acne scars can cause their patients. That's why they offer a variety of cutting-edge, effective acne scar treatments in Stuart, FL and Tequesta, including laser treatments, skin resurfacing, dermal fillers, and more. If you're ready to address your acne scars for clearer, smoother skin, contact our office today to schedule a consultation.
What Are the different Types of Acne Scars?
Acne scars don't all look the same. Some acne scars are depressed, some are raised, and others make pitted indentions in the skin. The most common types of acne scars include:
- Rolling Scars – depressed scars with sloped edges that merge with normal skin and can be circular or linear. This is the most common type of acne scarring.
- Icepick Scars – sunken or pitted scars that deeply penetrate the skin and are more commonly seen on the cheeks.
- Boxcar Scars – shallow depressions with sharply defined edges that look like cutouts. Shallow boxcar scars can often be addressed with skin resurfacing treatments.
- Hypertrophic Scars – raised, firm scars that remain within the borders of the original acne.
how are acne scars treated?
At Spyglass Dermatology, Dr. Schuering provides only the latest, most effective treatments to reduce the appearance of acne scars. During your consultation. Dr. Schuering will examine your skin, listen to your concerns, and work with you to develop the most successful acne scar treatment plan. Depending on your unique type of acne scarring, you may need only one type of treatment or a complimentary group of treatments. Our acne scar treatments include surgery to break up and/or remove scar tissue, laser skin resurfacing, RF (radiofrequency) microneedling, IPL (intense pulsed light), dermal filler injections, chemical peels, retinoid creams, and more. With so many effective treatments to choose from and combine, we can customize your acne scar treatment to achieve maximal outcomes for smoother, softer, and clearer skin.
"Dr Schuering is very professional, friendly and capable. I had a total body exam and he treated about 10 lesions. I found his manner to be exemplary. The office staff is so kind and caring. All located in a beautiful and clean office in Tequesta."- L.T. / Google / Oct 28, 2023
"I’m new to Port St. Lucie and I was highly recommended by the PA Kimberly Cray , From the minute I walked in I didn’t get the receptionist name, but I could not have been greeted with a bigger smile, and it was very helpful, I had finished most of my forms online so that also speed it up my wait time which in the waiting room wasn’t more than eight minutes, I was brought back by the medical assistant. She got all my information, and shortly after Kimberly came in and gave me a head to toe check up.. Kimberly is so thorough kind patient explains everything you need to know she zapped quite a few pre-cancerous spots and answered all my questions so if you’re looking for a great team who really care about the patients give this place try and ask for Kimberly"- S. / Google / Oct 26, 2023
"Great experience! Highly recommend! Dr. Schuering was super kind and attentive. The office staff was great. The office itself was beautiful and comfortable. They got me in and out quickly. Have been looking for a new derm for a while. This is definitely the one!"- C.S. / Google / Oct 13, 2023
"My 10 year old saw Cheryl and Dr. Schuering today, and he wanted to leave a 5-star review. I was so impressed by how patient and kind everyone was in the office."- O.G. / Google / Oct 13, 2023
"Where do I begin!! I’ve seen PA Kimberly Cray when she used to work in Miami. I made trips to see her then and now in Tequesta 😊 She is amazing and sweet as a button. I highly recommend her to anyone. She makes you feel at ease throughout your entire appointment and explains everything thoroughly. She listens and makes you feel heard. She is always thinking of the best approach to treat each patient. Love her!!"- S.D. / Google / Oct 12, 2023
Acne Scarring FAQs
Can acne be permanently cured?
At present, while acne may be reduced and temporarily relieved, there is not a "permanent" cure for acne. Practically everyone will experience some outbreaks of acne throughout their life. For some people, it can be significant, but for others, it is occasionally if ever a concern. So Dr. Schuering takes a multifaceted approach to alleviating acne that can be tailored to your own needs.
Do particular foods cause acne or make it worse?
In general, no, consuming specific foods does not cause acne. Much research has been carried out into the connection between specific foods and acne. However, the chief cause of acne is hormonal changes that can encourage the oil glands within the skin to overproduce sebum, which can plug pores, causing acne outbreaks. While unverified, there are certain foods that are said to make acne worse, such as heavily fried foods, dairy products, food that contains saturated fats, foods high in processed sugar, and milk chocolate. The triggering factor between acne and these items is that they may impact hormone numbers, which might lead to acne.
What causes acne scarring?
The chief trigger of acne is hormonal changes, which can induce the oil glands in the skin to produce too much sebum (skin oil), which can block pores and create irritation leading to scarring. At Spyglass Dermatology, Dr. Schuering specializes in a personalized approach to reducing acne scars that takes into consideration multiple factors to verify that your acne treatment addresses the root drivers of your acne rather than just the blemishes themselves.
You Can Have Smoother, Clearer Skin
You don't have to accept living with acne scars. At Spyglass Dermatology, our extensive assortment of cutting-edge acne scar treatments can create a treatment plan that is both unique and extremely effective. Dr. Ryan Alan Schuering and his team want to help you achieve a new level of confidence with clearer, smoother skin. Contact our offices in Stuart or Tequesta, FL today to learn more about our acne scar treatments and schedule a consultation.
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