Could a acne scar treatment cause discoloration to my facial skin? I am considering having dermabrasion done to help diminish my acne scars. A friend of mine told me that this type of acne scar treatment can cause the skin to become discolored. Is this tr

Depending. Depending on your skin type it is true that having dermabrasion can cause the skin to be discolored.
Scar. Scar dermabrasion does have a chance of leading to an increase or decrease in the pigmentation of the skin. The risk of this happening depends most on how pigmented the skin is to begin with. The darker the skin the higher the risk of this happening.

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Could a acne scar treatment cause discoloration to my facial skin? I am considering having dermabrasion done to help diminish my acne scars. A friend of mine told me that this type of acne scar treatment can cause the skin to become discolored. Is this tr

Dermabrasion. Dermabrasion does have a risk of leaving discolouration of the skin and the risk is higher if you have dark skin. A safer, and probably more effective treatment would be one of the fractionated lasers, especially the non-ablative lasers (fraxel) if you have dark skin.
Yes. Most ablative procedures could cause hyper or hypopigmentation. Treatment with platelet rich plasma, depending on what kind of acne scars you have could be a better option with lesser to no risk of hyperpigmentation/hypopigmentation.
Depends how deep. Dermabrasion is not harmful than using a towel to irritate the skin. All it does is remove the dead skin off the face when done by an esthetician. If done by a physician till you get bleeding than it is very painful and will improve acne and possible cause pigmentation problems. Other modalities may be a better fit for you if you are scared. Microneedling, ipl, prp, lasers, acne creams.

Could a acne scar treatment cause discoloration to my facial skin?

Acne scar coloring. When scars are new, they can be pink, red, or other shades. As they age, they generally lighten until they are the color they will remain unless intervention is taken. That is why it is so important to treat scarring early. It is even more important to treat acne early enough so you avoid scarring entirely!
Yes. People should generally put sunscreen on any scar on the face with an spf of 30 or greater to reduce color changes in the scar for at least 6 months.
Yes. Acne scar treatment may cause discoloration to your facial skin. Particularly if you have skin of color (fitzpatrick IV to vi), overly aggressive treatment of your acne scar may cause pigmentary changes in your skin. They key is patience as your treatment progresses. Daily use of a broad spectrum spf 30 sunscreen is a must.

Severe acne scars on forehead, and the sides of the face. Besides dermabrasion & other skin resurfacing treatments how can I achieve clear skin again?

Acne scars. It is unlikely that your skin will be clear but it can be improved. Treatment must be based on addressing the active disease (usually with oral retinoids and/or systemic or topical antibiotics and skin care regimen) and then using other methods to address the established scars. This can include peels, lasers, dermabrasion, surgery, grafts, fillers, grafts, etc.
No guarantee. No treatment will guarantee complete resolution of acne scars. You mentioned dermoabrasion, was it done using chemical peels or laser peeling? Laser peeling seems to be more effective, but again, no guarantee. I'd strongly recommend discussing your options with a dermatologist. If your acne are deep ones, as I mentioned again, there may no complete resolution.
Don't give up! Deep acne scars are a tough problem. Laser resurfacing, in my opinion, is the best way to improve the appearance. It is rarely a one time treatment, however. We use active fx and deep fx and repeat the treatment a few times (we wait a few months between treatments to evaluate the effect) for maximal benefit.
Only limited options. These are the best available options. Occasionally, when there is a cluster of severe scars in one area, that entire area can be excised so as to remove multiple acne scars in exchange for one narrow, flat, linear scar. This is placed so as to be as inconspicuous as possible. In patients over about 40 years of age, skin tightening procedures ("mini-facelift") might also help.
Seek consultation. If you still have active acne, seek a dermatologist to get control of the acne first, then you can address the scarring. Next, seek consultation with a qualified facial plastic surgeon. There are different modalities available, but it depends on your exact condition. Very deep "ice pick" scars sometimes do best with excision. Great improvements are possible. Best wishes!

Is there an acne scar treatment that I can use at the same time I am treating my skin for acne? I am 18-years old and I am using a prescribed medication to treat my acne. The medication is working very well, but I want to start using an acne scar treatmen

Depends. Depends what medication you are using and what type of scars you are talking about. If they are hyperpigmented scars, treatment options would include hydroquinone fade creams. If they are red marks, sometimes pulsed dye laser can help. But, if they are depressed scars or ice pick scars, that might require surgery or laser resurfacing. Those patients on Accutane or retin a (tretinoin) also should also avoid treatment of scars during their treatment. I guess you should probably follow up with your dermatologist to discuss. I hope that helps a little.
Microneedling. This is a great treatment for acne scars and when combined with prp and ppp it works well.

Will it take more than one laser acne scar treatment to diminish the scars on my face? I am in my late twenties and still have acne scarring left on my face. I want to start having laser treatments done, and I am pretty sure it will take more than one acn

Acne. Acne scars represent tissue loss so you have some serious collagen rebuilding to consider. Multiple treatments are required to achieve a smoother complexion because each treatment causes your collagen producing mechanism to activate. The results are cumulative. It is wise that you are attending to scars earlier rather than later as your youthful "collagen factory" works much better in your younger years. Depending on the severity of your scars, depth and also your ethnicity, you should expect to engage in 4 or more treatments. Ethnicity factors in because darker skin types tend to react to laser treatments with unwanted pigmentation, so your treatment energy levels are someones required to be a bit lower to avoid or minimize that complication.
Usually more thn one. It usually takes more than one treatment and more than one type of laser in order to accomplish optimum improvement.

Will it take more than one laser acne scar treatment to diminish the scars on my face? I am in my late twenties and still have acne scarring left on my face. I want to start having laser treatments done, and I am pretty sure it will take more than one acn

Laser. Laser resurfacing can be successful, but does typically take several treatments. It depends the severity of the scarring and the desired results. Perhaps four treatments might be an average, but that really depends. Often, laser treatments are combined with surgical methods if there are "ice-pick" scars. I hope that helps.
Yes. Generally it takes a few for the effect to really be optimized. They are generally extremely effective treatments though and I anticipate you will be glad you did it.

Will it take more than one laser acne scar treatment to diminish the scars on my face?

Ideally, one. Skin resurfacing with fractionated lasers attempts to balance between treating enough surface area to rejuvenate your skin and leaving untreated skin intact to hasten recovery. This requires fine tuning the treatment density and intensity to blend the scar. It is possible to spread a single treatment over several sessions, but this should be discussed ahead of time with your provider. Good luck.
Depends on modality. Laser treatments for acne can only soften the scars, but do not completely erase them. The non invasive lasers build collagen slowly, take multiple procedures and are costly. The more invasive treatments (ablative fractional resurfacing or full face ablative laser resurfacing with co2 or erbium laser) has both the abrasion affect as well as the collagen building benefit, but more down time.

Is there an effective non-surgical acne scar treatment that I can purchase over-the-counter? I have some light acne scars leftover from my teenage-years that I would like to eliminate or at least fade them. I do not want to have a surgical procedure done

Your. Your options might be determined by your skin coloring, but all sking types will be improved with the use of topical rx tretinoin cream (retin a). It will hydrate and smoot your skin and even out any uneveness of pigmentation. Otherwise do not waste your money on any over the counter medicines, they do not work. Very few other topical rx meds are appropriate. There are at least three kinds of scars: keloid (not you), "box car", and "ice pick". The five most effective treatments are steroid injection, minor surgery (to "release scar from below"), chemical peel, fillers (short term or permanent), and fractional co2 laser resurfacing. You can have close to 100% improvement of your scars if you find the right surgeon or dermatologist that specializes in this issue. Good luck.
Acne. There are not many options. One product is vitamin c serum. Usually this is a prescription from a doctor. See a dermatologist or a plastic surgeon.