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 scars.
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.