Acne Scars

From pesky hyper-pigmented spots to pitted scars, the marks that acne leaves behind are some of the most frustrating skin issues. Acne Scars are a common cosmetic concern that have significant impact on our self-esteem but we have good news – you no longer have to struggle with stubborn scarring. We offer various highly effective treatment options to help reduce scarring and improve your confidence and quality of life.

Get The Facts

Acne Scars develop at the site of the Acne lesion, and occur when the skin is damaged during the healing process of acne. They are most often found on the face but can occur on the back and chest as well. The inflammation in the skin caused by Acne causes either the breakdown of collagen or the production of excess collagen, which can lead to the formation of depressed and raised scars. Even mild acne can cause scarring, it’s best to get the Acne under control as soon as possible to prevent excess scarring.

Acne Scars

Frequently Asked Questions

+ + How can acne scars be prevented?

The best way to prevent acne scars is to treat the acne before it becomes severe or prolonged. Avoiding picking or squeezing pimples and protecting your skin from sun damage can also help prevent scarring.

+ + What are the different types of acne scars?

The most common types of acne scars include atrophic scars, which are sunken areas of skin, and hypertrophic or keloid scars, which are raised areas of skin. Other types of scars include ice pick scars, boxcar scars, and rolling scars.

+ + Who is at risk for Acne Scarring?

Up to 95% of individuals with Acne will struggle with Acne Scarring. Typically, the more inflamed the Acne is (red, swollen, pus-filled, painful), the greater the risk of damaged skin and scarring. Individuals with darker skin types are more prone to hypertrophic and keloid scars, as well as those diagnosed with severe acne and hidradenitis suppurativa.

+ + Can Acne Scars fade on their own?

Some scars may fade on their own over time, while others may require several months or even years of treatment to see improvement. The length of time it takes for acne scars to fade depends on the type and severity of the scars.

+ + When should I receive Acne Scar treatment?

Acne scar treatment is most effective when performed in the first two years of having your acne cleared; however, with our advanced treatment options, we can provide improvement to older scars too.

+ + Can I receive Acne Scarring treatment with active Acne present?

It depends on which treatment is being done, but generally, it’s best to wait until the acne has healed before treating Acne Scarring.