Skin of Color with Acne Scars
A beautiful 24 year old young woman with skin of color presented with the complaint of hyperpigmented dark acne scars. This patient had completed Acutane treatment 10 months ago and her acne was no longer active.
How could we best heal her scarring and hyperpigmentation? We embarked on a 6 month program together to enhance her beauty.
Three steps were outlined:
- We offer an exclusive proprietary compounded tretinoin and hydroquinone cream to increase the collagen in the skin. Tretinoin accelerates the turnover of skin cells while decreasing clogging of the pores. The hydroquinone quiets the melanin producing cells, allowing it to lighten the pigmented spots. Along with a daily sunscreen such as Essential Defense by SkinMedica as it does not cause more issues for acne prone skin.
- In addition to the compounded RX, we recommend a Laser Genesis treatment every month for 6-9 months to repair scars and improve the collagen and elastin within the skin.
- At 4-6 months, once the skin has significantly improved and is ready, we often add in a Scarlet SRF treatment. This treatment is a combination of microneedling and radiofrequency to further assist in remodeling the scar and pigment issues.
The cost of this entire program is affordable and can be bundled or paid individually over the treatment period of 6-9 months. If you have acne scarring or pigment issues that you do not like, please call us for a consultation today 830-331-9600. We are here to help and encourage you to move forward to the best version of you that you want to achieve.