Acne Scar Treatments
Acne scarring can be extremely frustrating for patients to live with and manage. Our board-certified dermatologists are experts at acne scar treatment and utilize various treatment modalities, including subcision, excision, TCA cross technique, microneedling, fillers, and BBL™, to achieve smoother, clearer skin.
There are three types of acne scars: ice pick scars, boxcar scars, and rolling scars. Ice pick scars form a deep “V” shape in the skin with a narrow width (< 2 mm). Boxcar scars appear punched out and can be either linear or round with well-defined edges. Rolling scars are less well-defined depressed scars with gentle sloping edges that vanish when the skin is stretched. Some patients have predominantly one type of scar while others may have a combination of the different types, thus it is important to tailor the acne scarring treatment plan to each patient’s unique skin needs.