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What Can I Do About Adult Acne Scars?5 min read

What Can I Do About Adult Acne Scars?
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We’ve all been there: staring at our reflections, fixating on the stubborn acne scars that have overstayed their welcome. 

These lingering marks resemble uninvited guests, often overstaying their welcome well past our teenage years and into adulthood. 

ForeverYoung BBL and microneedling with Platelet-rich Plasma are promising solutions to give you that clear, confident skin you’ve been dreaming of!

Why Do Adult Acne Scars Linger Long After Teen Years?

You’ve graduated from high school, navigated the choppy waters of adulthood, and maybe even started a family, yet those pesky acne scars from your teen years won’t go away. 

Why is that? 

Unfortunately, acne scars can be resilient, often because the skin’s ability to regenerate decreases with age. 

During teenage years, your skin’s rapid cell turnover minimizes scarring to an extent. 

However, this regenerative ability diminishes as you age, making scars more prominent and less likely to fade naturally.

Factors like excess sun exposure, unhealthy diet, and poor skincare routines also exacerbate the visibility of scars. 

Unlike the juvenile tendencies we outgrow, these scars hang around, serving as an annoying reminder of days past.

What Causes Acne Scars to Form in the First Place?

When an acne breakout penetrates deep into the skin, it damages the skin as well as the tissue beneath it. 

As the acne clears up, the body rushes to repair the damage. During the healing process, it produces collagen — a protein that gives skin flexibility and strength. 

Too much collagen may lead to a raised scar, while too little of it may result in a depressed scar. 

The severity and type of acne also play a significant role in scarring. 

Cystic acne, known for its painful, deep-rooted lumps, is often a prime candidate for leaving scars. 

Even less severe types like papules and pustules may cause scarring if picked or squeezed, as doing so pushes bacteria and debris deeper into the skin, worsening the wound and scar.

ForeverYoung BBL: A Savior for Adult Acne Scars?

The era of enduring acne scars is gradually becoming a thing of the past. One of the frontrunners in this change is the ForeverYoung BroadBand Light (BBL) therapy! 

This treatment is gaining popularity for its ability to deal with various skin issues, including acne scars. But can it be considered a savior for those struggling with these stubborn marks?

How Does ForeverYoung BBL Work on Acne Scars?

ForeverYoung BBL uses intense pulsed light to penetrate the skin’s surface. 

The light works to stimulate cell repair beneath the skin by encouraging fresh collagen production of collagen. 

Moreover, the precision of BBL means that only the scarred tissue is targeted, leaving surrounding healthy skin unaffected.

What Kind of Results Can You Expect With ForeverYoung BBL?

The outcome of ForeverYoung BBL varies from patient to patient, depending on the severity of the scars, the skin type, and other individual factors. 

After a few sessions, most patients notice a marked improvement in skin texture, tone, and clarity. Scars become less visible, and the skin looks more youthful and radiant. 

It may not be an overnight miracle, but it’s a step closer to getting that flawless skin you’ve always wanted!

Could a Vampire Facial Be Your Answer to Acne Scarring?

You may have heard the term ‘Vampire Facial‘ and wondered if it’s as intense as it sounds. 

Despite its somewhat intimidating name, this treatment is another effective option for tackling adult acne scars.

What is Microneedling Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy?

Microneedling with Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy involves using your platelets to facilitate skin healing and renewal. 

The practitioner separates the platelet-rich plasma from your blood sample and re-applies it to your skin through tiny microinjuries caused by microneedling, allowing the nutrients to penetrate beneath the skin’s surface.

How Effective is Microneedling PRP for Adult Acne Scars?

The effectiveness of microneedling with PRP depends on factors such as the depth of your scars and overall skin health. 

However, many patients find that it considerably improves the appearance of acne scars by increasing collagen production and accelerating the skin’s natural healing process.

Can You Prevent New Acne Scars From Forming?

Adopting a proper skincare routine, using SkinMedica products, and avoiding picking at your acne can go a long way in preventing new scars. 

If you find that you’re prone to breakouts that lead to scarring, consult our expert team for treatment options to control your acne before it can scar.

Say Goodbye to Acne Scars at Aesthetica!

Unveil the smoother, clearer skin you’ve always dreamed of with our cutting-edge treatments — ForeverYoung BBL and microneedling with PRP. 

These advanced therapies are scientifically proven to reduce the appearance of adult acne scarring, revitalizing your skin’s natural radiance while boosting your self-confidence. 

Don’t let acne scars define you; redefine how you look and feel by taking the first step in your recovery journey today!

Meet us at 19500 Sandridge Way, Suite 350, Leesburg, VA 20176, or call us at (703) 574-4342 for a complimentary consultation with Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Phillip Chang before moving forward with your procedure. If everything matches up, our team will help you navigate the entire process from beginning to end. Also, remember to check out our blog and social media for more information on cosmetic surgery trends!


  1. “Acne: Types, Causes, Treatment & Prevention.” Cleveland Clinic, my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/12233-acne. Accessed 31 Aug. 2023.

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