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Acne Scarring

Cheek with prominent acne scars and marks

Condition Overview:
Many types of scars exist such as fine, deep ice pick scars, broader-based skin depressions, or angular scars. Acne scarring can vary from a few superficial scars to many deep disfiguring scars.

Cause:
Scarring results from significant cystic and nodular acne.

Symptoms:

Uneven skin texture, poor self esteem because of extensive scarring.

Treatments:

Before and After Images 

  • Surgical Scar Excision by punch biopsy or suture surgery
  • Laser Surgery: Extensive laser resurfacing, regional resurfacing with CO2 and/or Erbium:YAG Lasers, or non-ablative lasers including: Smoothbeam Laser, Starlux Fractional Resurfacing
  • Dermabrasion: Mechanical rotary device to surgically plane the skin
  • Topical treatments including retinoids (Retin-A) and topical antibiotics as adjunctive therapies