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Acne Scars

Acne Scars and Acne Scar Treatments

Acne scars are caused by the deep inflammation that can occur with active acne. For unknown reasons, some patients with acne are more prone to develop a residual scar after the active acne goes away. Even a normal appearing pimple can sometimes leave behind a deep scar. There seems to be a genetic component to acne scars, as it tends to run in families.

The Different Types of Acne Scars

There are four primary categories of acne scars:

  • Ice Pick scars: Very deep and narrow scars that extend through the epidermis and into the dermis.
  • Boxcar scars: Oval and annular depressions that are wider than ice pick scars.
  • Rolling scars: Wave-like undulations across otherwise healthy appearing skin.
  • Hypertrophic or keloid scars: Thick, raised scars that are on the back and face.

Acne Scar Treatments

There are many different treatment options for acne scars. Finding the right treatment depends on your skin type and ability to tolerate downtime. The varying acne scar treatments we use include:

  • Fractional CO2 Resurfacing Laser
  • Fraxel Laser
  • Fillers
  • Pulsed Dye Laser (VBeam)
  • Dermabrasion
  • High Strength Chemical Peels (Including TCA Peels)
  • Subcision
  • Punch excision

The best treatment for acne scars for any one individual can only be determined by a consultation. Schedule yours today!

Schweiger Dermatology

110 East 55th Street
New York, NY 10022
212.283.3000
contact@schweigerderm.com

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    Subscribe to the Schweiger Dermatology newsletter and receive our Acne Information Guide!

    Tips on what causes acne and how to prevent it! Could your diet be causing your break out? Find out in our comprehensive guide!


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