Acne Scar Reduction
Acne scars are not conditions you simply have to live with. Skin affected by acne scarring can be treated with a range of procedures designed to smooth out the skin and diminish the appearance of scars. At Long Island Plastic Surgical Group’s Aesthetic Center, a fully equipped skin rejuvenation medi-spa, Long Island Plastic Surgical Group surgeons directly oversee a team of licensed medical aestheticians who can help you achieve your goals and reduce the signs of acne scars.
Please contact Aesthetic Center to schedule a consultation for acne scar reduction.
Acne, a chronic condition that can leave life-long scars, is characterized by “crater-like” indentations in the skin. Although proper treatment can minimize scarring, there are several dermatological procedures that can help reduce the appearance of existing flaws. These procedures include microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and laser resurfacing. The award-winning doctors at Long Island Plastic Surgical Group have also developed a unique multi-modal treatment for more severe acne scarring.
Microdermabrasion may be used to minimize small scars, minor skin surface irregularities, surgical scars and acne scars. Microdermabrasion uses exfoliation to remove the top layers of skin, revealing healthier skin cells and a smoother appearance.
Chemical peels are used to minimize sun-damaged skin, irregular pigment and superficial scars. By applying select chemicals to the skin, the top layer is removed, revealing a fresh, smooth new layer.
Laser skin resurfacing removes damaged and flawed skin. It is particularly effective in reducing the appearance of acne scars. When imperfections are deeply embedded in the skin, more than one treatment may be necessary.
Multi-modal Treatment – The plastic surgeons at Long Island Plastic Surgical Group have developed a series of techniques which treat acne scars through various layers of the skin.
This highly effective treatment combines injections of Sculptra® Aesthetic with Subcision to reduce even the most severe acne scarring. Each treatment includes:
- Step One: A numbing cream is applied to the affected areas of the skin.
- Step Two: Sculptra® Aesthetic is carefully injected into the affected areas of the face to stimulate the production of new collagen.
- Step Three: A procedure called Subcision is performed to release the scars that have formed deep within the tissue below the skin’s surface.
For optimal results, the multi-modal acne scar reduction treatment may be complemented by laser skin resurfacing treatments to stimulate the superficial layer of the skin to fill in the deficit. Topical microdermabrasion and medical grade skin care may also be recommended.
Our Aesthetic Center’s licensed medical aestheticians, Physician Assistants and LIPSG doctors are committed to developing an acne scar reduction treatment regimen that will help you realize your goals. Please contact Aesthetic Center to schedule a complimentary consultation in one of our convenient Long Island office locations in Garden City or Manhasset.
Watch LIPSG’s Dr. Alizadeh on The Dr. Steve Show as he discusses the multi-modal treatment for acne scar reduction.