How much does acne scar treatment cost?
The costs for your scar treatment will vary, depending upon which technique is used, the degree of your scarring, and how many areas you have treated. All of these issues will be talked over during your consultation with Dr. Starkman, and he will be able to create the best plan for your specific case. Starkman Facial Plastic Surgery accepts many types of payments and can also help you find low-interest financing to make your treatment more affordable.
Should I get a chemical peel or laser resurfacing?
Laser resurfacing and chemical peels both address surface imperfections, including acne scarring, by removing surface layers of skin so that healthier, smoother skin can grow back in its place. The biggest difference is that laser resurfacing uses heat and energy while a chemical peel uses a liquid or gel-like solution. A medical-grade chemical peel will typically go more deeply into the skin, which can produce more noticeable results. Dr. Starkman will discuss both options with you at your consultation to help decide which technique is right for you.
Will my face hurt after a chemical peel?
Deep chemical peels, like those performed by Dr. Starkman, generally cause redness, swelling, and intense itching afterward, though not significant pain. Your skin will likely feel like you've been sunburned, and you will need to use specific skin care products during your aftercare.
Is there any downtime associated with dermal injections?
After most types of dermal injectable fillers, you'll be able to go right back to your normal day. You will need to avoid exercise and other strenuous activities for at least one day, however. A cold compress can minimize any slight bruising or swelling you might experience. We also recommend sleeping with your head propped up and avoiding touching your face for a few days to avoid pushing the filler into other areas.
How many acne scar treatments will I need?
Your number of treatments will depend on your degree of scarring and the technique used. If Dr. Starkman performs a surgical punch incision, you will likely only need one. Dermal filler results typically last from 6 – 18 months. Chemical peels and laser resurfacing results are very long-lasting, but you will probably need more than one session to get your best results. Dr. Starkman will discuss how many sessions he estimates you will need during your consultation.