Don't let your acne scars get you down. Our acne scar treatments allow you the opportunity to get the beautiful, radiant skin you've worked hard to achieve. For more than 20 years, Dr. Promila Banerjee has been helping men and women in Illinois meet their ultimate aesthetic goals. At Halo Laser & Aesthetic Medicine, we are happy to offer treatments for acne scarring to men and women in Chicago, Schaumburg, Evanston, Northbrook, and the neighboring communities of Illinois.
Case Study: How One Client Got Her Wish to Wear Less Makeup
When you think of acne, you usually think of it being a uniquely teenage problem. And that once the breakouts are gone, you’re clear forever.
But for some individuals, acne can linger around for years and lead to hyperpigmentation, in which patches of skin become darker in color than the surrounding skin. “When acne happens to teenagers, it’s not just the acne," Dr. Banerjee says. "Down the road, they get scarring and change of color issues. That's how they heal."
Such is the case for Keeley K. of Vernon Hills. She came to Halo to address hyperpigmentation and acne scars from sun exposure and years of pitting on her face. "I was looking for for a solution to help fade those marks so that I could wear less makeup," she says.
Fading Dark Marks—Finally
Keeley consulted with Dr. B, who chose to begin her individualized treatment plan with a series of medical-grade, medium-depth peels from SkinCeuticals. Dr. B chose them because they're botanical based and are ideal for sensitive skin and Keeley's skin tone.
"This peel, especially when done in series, restores a glow and evens out the pigment by pulling out years of UV damage," Dr. B says. "And because of how deep it goes, it induces some degree of new collagen formation. This leads to tightening and reduction in fine lines. This is not a substitute for plastic surgery but it does help tighten and takes off years of aging that shows up on the face."
To her delight, Keeley noticed an immediate difference after her first peel. “Right after the first treatment, the results were noticeable,” she says. “My skin was smoother. And I could tell that with each treatment, the brown spots were getting lighter. My makeup goes on nicer, since the skin’s smoother. And I don’t have to wear as much concealer because the brown spots are getting lighter.”
She also shares that the treatment isn’t as bad as people might fear. “The peeling does happen, but it’s not bad," she says. "You can go out into public and not look like a snake.”
As of her third peel, Keeley's forehead and cheeks had cleared up about 60 percent. Once she finishes the series of peels, she plans to do laser treatments to really get down into the skin and get rid of the scarring completely.
Combing multiple treatments for optimum results is part of Dr. B's specialty. "The majority of our patients do multiple treatments because they know when we work on different layers, you get a better impact and longer-lasting results," Dr. B says.
Working on different layers and using multiple treatments means higher quality results that last longer, which also saves our clients money in the long run.
What Treatments Do You Use for Acne Scars?
If you’re like Keeley and want to get minimize or eliminate your acne scarring, we invite you to begin with a free in-depth skin analysis and consultation with Dr. B.
For the treatment, we typically use a combination of laser and topical products to shut acne down and manage future outbreaks. Once the active acne is under control, we can treat the pitted scars left behind.
Our Sciton ProFractional resurfacing technology produces outstanding results in as little as three treatments. This affordable technology has revolutionized acne scarring treatments. In the past, CO2 resurfacing was painful and expensive, and the recovery time often took weeks. Now, with fractional resurfacing, down time and pain are minimized. Recovery time with this procedure is just days, not weeks. With these innovative Halo Medicine techniques, you can help reduce acne scars and restore radiant skin.
We can also treat acne scars with dermal fillers. The fillers smooth the pock and pitted marks left behind by severe acne.
At Halo Laser & Aesthetic Medicine, we want to help you take control of how you age, so you can start looking and feeling better than ever before. We are happy to offer non-surgical cosmetic services to men and women in Chicago, Schaumburg, Evanston, Northbrook and the neighboring areas of Illinois. Contact us to schedule your private consultation with Dr. Banjeree today.