Acne & Other Scars

A number of different procedures are available to treat acne scars. To learn more about the various procedures, click on the links below.

Acne Scars

There are a variety of types of acne scars, each of which respond to different treatments.

ICE PICK OR DEEP, NARROW SCARS are often best treated with punch excision and/or grafting followed by Fraxel® Restore.

** All Fraxel photos below are courtesy of Solta

  • Fraxel® Restorefacial rejuvenation san franciscophotos of patients**

BOXCAR OR SHARP-EDGED SCARS seen in acne and chickenpox, often respond best to subcision (the detachment of a scar from the deeper layer of skin, which stimulates new collagen formation thus elevating the scar to the surface by punch evaluation elevation, which is the punching out of the scar with a miniature cookie cutter allowing it to be elevated from the surface). Fraxel® Restore and Plasma Skin Resurfacing can all improve these scars, depending on how much downtime you can afford.

  • Fraxel® Restorefacial rejuvenation san franciscophotos of patients**

UNDULATING, ATROPHIC SOFT EDGED acne scars also respond to Fraxel Restore and Plasma Skin Resurfacing. Dermal fillers Restylane® and Juvederm®, fat grafting, as well as subcision, can also be of benefit.

  • Fraxel® Restorefacial rejuvenation san franciscophotos of patients**

Other Scars

Scars are the result of injury to the skin, and are usually secondary to acne, traumatic injury, or surgery. They vary in color, shape, and appearance depending upon the origin, location on the skin, and skin color. Of all scars, keloids are the most difficult and resistant to treatment.

Linear red scars, which often result from face lifts, breast surgery, and cancer treatments, can be flattened by injecting a variety of medications as well as by applying Kelo-cote silicone gel. Fraxel Restore is an effective new addition, retexturing and helping the scars blend better.

Linear white scars also respond well to Fraxel treatments and sometimes to dermal sanding.

**Benefits depicted are actual and not retouched. Patient results may vary. Each set of photos reflects the benefit realized by the person in that set of photos, and not necessarily the viewers final results.

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