Acne Scars

Dermatologists & Mohs Surgeons & Laser Specialists located in Teaneck, NJ
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Acne Scars services offered in Teaneck, NJ

Almost half of the people with acne have acne scars today. At Advanced Laser and Skin Cancer Center, the medical and cosmetic dermatology specialists provide effective treatments for acne and acne scars in their Teaneck, New Jersey, office. To find out how advanced treatments like laser therapy can treat your acne scars, call the office in your area or book your appointment online now.

Acne Scars Q & A

What are acne scars?

Acne scars happen when acne grows inflamed due to extra oil, bacteria, and dead skin cell buildup in the skin pores. The inflammation causes the pore to swell and breaks its wall. A minor crack in the upper part of the pore generally heals fairly fast. 

But a deeper break within the pore wall can spread oil, dead skin, and bacteria into the nearby tissue. Although your body tries to repair the damage, that repair doesn’t look the same as the skin around it, leading to the scar. 

The main types of acne scars are:

Atrophic acne scars

Atrophic acne scars cause a depression in the skin. The two most common examples are “icepick” scars, with tiny holes in the skin, and “boxcar” scars, with round or oval depressions. 

Hypertrophic acne scars

Hypertrophic acne scars, or keloids, are the opposite of atrophic scars. They rise above the skin to form a prominent bump or line. 

Some people may have both types of acne scars. 

When do I need treatment for acne scars?

If you’re unhappy with how your skin looks, no matter the reason, it’s time to reach out to Advanced Laser and Skin Cancer Center to learn about in-office treatments. Even severe acne scars are treatable today, so there’s no reason to live with an appearance you don’t like. 

How are acne scars treated?

Acne scar treatment depends on a few factors, including the specific type of scar and your goals for your appearance. Some of the different treatments available include:

  • Laser procedures to stimulate skin healing and minimize acne
  • Microdermabrasion to smooth the top layers of skin
  • Chemical peels to treat acne and remove the top layers of skin
  • Fillers to fill in ice pick and boxcar scars

It’s essential to curb acne breakouts effectively to prevent new acne scars, so in many cases, a combination of treatments is the best approach. Advanced Laser and Skin Cancer Center can customize an acne scar treatment plan that solves your skin concerns and helps you to look your best. 

If you’re tired of trying to hide your face because of acne scars, Advanced Laser and Skin Cancer Center is here to help. Call the office nearest you or click on the online scheduling feature to arrange your consultation now.