by Dr. Ramtin Kassir, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Aug. 16, 2016, 4:46 p.m.
Acne scars are a common problem among teenagers and adults. Patients otfen tell us that they have tried everything from creams to lasers, and saw very little to no improvements.
Dr. Kassir combines his knowledge with technology, and we offer customized treatments for acne scars and acne marks.
It is first important to know the difference between active acne and acne scars. Active acne first needs to be treated before you consider treatment for acne scars.
Depending on their depth, acne marks can be treated with IPL lasers, microdermabrasion, fractional lasers and some creams. The number and combination of treatments depends on the severity of acne marks.
Acne scars result from inflamed blemishes caused by skin pores filled with excess oil, dead skin cells and bacteria. As pores swell, they cause a break in the follicle wall resulting in lesions of various depths and shapes. Laser resurfacing is a great way to treat deep acne scars. We offer different levels to address acne scars of all severities.
In addition to laser resurfacing, PRP is another way to treat acne scars. PRP is blood plasma that has been enriched with platelets. As a concentrated source of autologous platelets, PRP contains several different growth factors and other cytokines that can stimulate healing of bone and soft tissue.
Often, patients combine fractional lasers with PRP, and such treatments improve the appearance of acne scars.
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