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How to Get Rid of Acne Scars

Your acne breakouts were a long time ago – but you wouldn’t know it, looking at your facial skin now. Thanks to acne scarring, you still feel self-conscious about the appearance of your skin…

And you need acne scarring solutions now!

That’s why we’re here with an exploration on how to get rid of acne scars, as well the treatments we offer to fade acne scars permanently.

Getting Rid of Acne Scars

While it’s true that some acne scars fade on their own, the truth is that acne scars can be particularly stubborn, especially if they’re pigmented or “ice picks”, aka deep pockmarks in the dermal tissue.

If you have acne scars that haven’t faded – even though your breakouts were years ago – then you may need a little extra help getting rid of scarring. And that’s fine! Most people need treatments that can help fade acne scars faster, rather than crossing their fingers and hoping that they’ll fade away on their own.

But why is it so tough to get rid of acne scars in the first place?

It’s because acne scars tend to start deep in the dermal tissue, meaning they’re not just surface scars. And whether you have ice picks or deep pigmentation, this scarring may stretch so deeply into the dermal tissue that it takes months – even years – to get rid of acne scars.

In cases of deep acne scars – where the depressions look like pockmarks, cuts, or craters within the skin – they can be permanent. 

That’s why, if you have stubborn acne scars like any of the ones described above, you may need extra help getting rid of your scar tissue.

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Our Acne Scar Treatment Menu

At Total Dermatology, we pride ourselves on offering a diverse menu of acne scarring treatment options, all of which are designed to treat a variety of acne scars. 

So whether you have pigmented scars or deep pockmarks, you’ll find the right acne scar treatment for you!

Fractional Radiofrequency Options

At Total Dermatology, our radiofrequency options can help resurface the skin to fade the appearance of pigmented acne scars. One treatment option acts as a laser resurfacing treatment, while the other is a microneedling with radiofrequency treatment. Both options can tighten and tone skin while accelerating cellular turnover.

Fraxel Microdot

The Fraxel Microdot treatment is a fiber laser that creates tiny microchannels within the dermal tissue. These microchannels are spaced far apart, meaning skin heals quickly with minimal downtime or side effects. The Fraxel treatment can help accelerate acne scar healing faster.

Chemical Peels

Chemical peels come in various strengths, and can be customized to help fade acne scarring from the facial skin. Chemical peels can not only help fade acne scars, but they can also minimize the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, hyperpigmentation, and more.

See more of our acne scar treatment options here!

WOW! I went into my appointment with a negitive attitude. I have all of my cosmetic procedures done in Europe and have very high standards. Even though I came across skeptical, I was treated with patience and respect. I had PRP and Botox and am so impressed with the quality and results. It is so nice to have a doctor that knows what he’s doing!

Thank you!!!!!

DD, Happy Patient


Take the Next Step

Want to learn more about treatments for acne scars, including which one is the right choice for you? Schedule your consultation with board-certified dermatologist Dr. Nissan Pilest at Total Dermatology in Irvine, CA today by calling (949) 727-3800.

Schedule your consultation with Total Dermatology today!

When it comes to your skin and your health, it really is all about what’s best for you. Total Dermatology understands this, which is why we offer versatile treatments with experienced and highly trained aesthetic professionals led by Dr. Nissan Pilest. Your Total Dermatology transformation awaits.

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