Acne scars can be a source of painful
memories of our skin's past. This is especially true when
there are a large number of deep acne scars in multiple areas.
While new treatments such as dermabrasion and lasers help
in smoothing out superficial layers of the skin, I have developed
proprietary techniques to help with the more difficult deeper
First, I would like to provide an explanation
why deep acne scars are difficult to correct. Acne scars are
like volcanic eruptions where the skin dermis is being repeatedly
irritated and damaged with the cycle of cyst becoming puss
erupting out of our skin. While a regular scar may have 1
line/root holding the skin down, acne scars are more like
tree roots that have spread throughout an area of the skin
holding multiple areas of the superficial skin down. Without
disconnecting the core scar releasing these deeper roots,
you will have limited improvement.
In the case of severe acne scars, I
have developed a two part procedure that first releases the
underlying roots and then applying treatments that address
the outer layers of the skin such as dermabrastion, dermal
etching, lasers, and skin peels.
For example, the patient below is a
26 year old female who wanted to improve her complexion. She
had deep acne scarring on her bilateral cheeks. By combining
different treatments, I was able to significantly improve
this patient's skin.