Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery

The largest dermatology practice in America, Advanced Dermatology provides complete clinical and cosmetic skin care. Immediate appointments available at one of our 180+ locations.

Say Goodbye to Acne Scars

Active acne is temporarily distressing, but the scars it can leave behind can cause long-term damage to a person's self-esteem and appearance. People who are troubled by their acne scars should find out about their treatment options. A dermatologist will evaluate your skin and recommend the best options for scar management, based on your preferences and the type of scar you have. Your provider can also recommend effective methods of treating active acne and preventing future breakouts. Otherwise, you'll be at risk of developing additional acne scars.

Cosmetic Injectables

Some acne scars are deep depressions in the skin. You might hear them referred to as icepick scars. These are treatable with cosmetic injectables called dermal fillers or soft tissue fillers. There are many types of fillers available, but they all generally work by plumping up the underlying tissue to raise the depressed area of skin. Dermal fillers produce long-lasting, but not permanent results. You'll need to periodically repeat the injections.

Laser Treatments

If cosmetic injectables aren't a good option for you, consider laser treatments. Laser skin resurfacing and intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy can minimize the appearance of scarring, especially if the scarring involves discoloration. Laser therapies are safe for all skin types. As an added perk, laser treatment can simultaneously address other skin concerns you might have, such as age spots and poor skin tone.

Chemical Peels

Chemical peels may be a good choice if your acne scars are shallow and have post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. For this treatment, your provider will apply a topical solution to your skin, and allow it to stay there for a set time before removing it. Chemical peels vary in intensity and recovery time. The deeper a chemical peel works, the more dramatic the results are and the longer the recovery time is.

Your personalized acne scar treatment plan is awaiting you at Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery. Our dermatologists combine their extensive expertise with state-of-the-art laser technology to produce enviable results. Call us at (866) 400-3376 to find a location close to you.


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