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  • Writer's pictureDr. Christine Dierickx


Updated: Apr 16

Acne, with its visible impact on skin health and psychological well-being, often leads individuals to yearn for the ability to conceal their faces. The modern landscape of dermatology offers a plethora of treatment options for both active acne and the lingering scars it may leave behind. In collaboration with your dermatologist, a tailored approach to address your unique needs will be devised.


The Psychological Toll of Acne: The emotional toll of acne and acne scars can be profound, influencing daily life and self-esteem. The desire to hide one's face is a common sentiment among those affected. Recognizing the impact, the journey towards clear skin involves a range of therapeutic possibilities.


Treatment Options:

Prescription Creams and Drugs:

  • Targeting active acne, prescription creams and medications work to control inflammation and promote clearer skin.

Adapted Skin Care:

  • A personalized skincare routine is crucial in managing acne. Tailored products can help maintain skin health and prevent further breakouts.


  • Chemical peels exfoliate the skin, promoting cell turnover and reducing acne lesions. Various peeling agents are available to suit different skin types and concerns.

Photodynamic Treatment:

  • Harnessing light and photosensitizing agents, photodynamic treatment targets acne-causing bacteria and reduces inflammation.

Laser treatment:

  • The newest laser technology is available to treat acne without medication


Injectables for Depressed Acne Scars:

  • Dermal fillers or injectables can be used to lift and plump depressed acne scars, restoring a smoother skin surface.


  • This technique involves releasing scar tissue below the surface, allowing the skin to lift and smooth out over time.

Treatment with Energy-Based Devices:

  • Advanced technologies such as lasers and radiofrequency devices address acne scars by stimulating collagen production and improving skin texture.


The collaboration between you and your dermatologist is pivotal in choosing the most appropriate treatment plan. A tailored approach considers the severity of acne, skin type, and individual preferences.


Acne and acne scars should not dictate your confidence or quality of life. Embrace the transformative possibilities of modern dermatology and embark on a journey towards clear, radiant skin. Seek a consultation with Dr. Dierickx to begin the path to renewed confidence and skin health.


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