Treatment of Acne Scarring

Both acne and subsequent scarring can have a significant impact on your appearance and self-confidence. Fortunately, there are a number of options available to treat scarring and improve how you feel about your skin. Depending on your individual needs, medical history, and a variety of other factors, Lisa Leung, NP may suggest one or more of our in-office treatments. To learn more about which treatments would be best for you, please call 415-773-0800 to book a complimentary consultation.

Sublative® / eMatrix

Fractional energy is generally considered the most effective way to permanently improve the appearance of “indented” acne scars. By stimulating new collagen, the Sublative treatment can help raise these indented areas and create smoother skin. It can safely be used for darker skin types.

Microneedling 

Microneedling is another very effective way to stimulate new collagen and raise indented scars. Compared to traditional laser resurfacing techniques, microneedling has the benefit of less downtime and less risk, yet impressive results. Microneedling is also safe to use on all skin types.

IPL

Intense Pulsed Light gently and gradually improves the appearance of pigmented (brown) and vascular (red) spots on the skin. These types of discoloration can be quite common after acne, making IPL a good choice for evening out skin tone.

Chemical Peels

Chemical peels help to reveal brighter, healthier, smoother skin by exfoliating the dry and damaged skin cells on the outermost layer of the skin.

Fillers 

Dermal fillers can be used to temporarily add volume to scars that are depressed, allowing the scars to better blend with the surrounding skin. A variety of fillers may be used, depending on the size and type of volume loss in and around the scar.