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June is Acne Awareness Month and the best time to debunk a myth that has been hurting adults in the United States for years- adults can get acne, not just teenagers! These blemishes most often appear when young adults and teenagers enter puberty, but they can linger on the face well into your adult years. Some adults do not even begin to form acne until they are well into their forties and fifties, also known as adult-onset acne. Some women even develop acne as they enter menopause. 

Although it is normal for many people to deal with acne well into their adult years, managing acne can be difficult and will often leave behind acne scars where the blemishes develop. Acne scars can linger on the skin in two ways. One type of scarring leaves behind indentations on the texture of the skin, while the other type of scarring is raised scars on the surface of the skin. Both types of scarring can be painful, irritating, and make you feel self-conscious. If you are one of the millions of Americans dealing with acne scars, we have the perfect treatment for you!

The VBeam® Perfecta Pulsed Dye Laser treatment can help to improve the appearance of acne scars anywhere they form on the skin. The laser works by delivering rapid bursts of gentle light wavelengths to the skin to help stimulate collagen production, which in turn can help to soften and smooth out the appearance of acne scars. Dr. Walia is an expert in administering VBeam® Perfecta treatments and can help you to achieve the best possible results. In most cases, four treatments in six-week intervals are all that is needed to fully repair the damage done by acne scars, with significant improvements seen after the first treatment that last long after your last appointment! 

Acne may be more common than you thought, but managing acne scarring doesn’t have to be an uphill battle. To schedule a VBeam® Perfecta Pulsed Dye Laser treatment, request an appointment today!

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