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Tired of acne and scars (acne scars or keloids)? True Dermatology is dedicated to helping you achieve the clear skin you deserve.

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Acne Scar Treatment

Acne Scar Treatment

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Subcision for All Acne Scars

Subcision is a crucial procedure for treating all types of acne scars. This technique involves using a special needle to break up the fibrous tissue underneath the skin that tethers the scar down. By releasing these tethered scars, the skin can lift and smooth out, improving the overall texture and appearance. Subcision is often considered the foundational treatment for acne scars because no other treatment can be fully effective unless these deep connections are addressed. The procedure typically involves minimal pain, as the face is numbed with local anesthetics before treatment, ensuring a comfortable experience for patients.

TCA Cross for Ice Pick Scars

TCA Cross (Trichloroacetic Acid Chemical Reconstruction of Skin Scars) is specifically designed to treat ice pick scars. Ice pick scars are deep, narrow scars that extend into the dermis, and they can be challenging to treat. TCA Cross involves applying a high concentration of trichloroacetic acid directly into the scar. This causes a localized inflammatory reaction that promotes collagen production and scar remodeling. Over time, the scars become shallower and less noticeable. Multiple sessions may be required for optimal results, but TCA Cross is highly effective in improving the appearance of ice pick scars.

Chemical Peels for Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation

Chemical peels are an excellent option for addressing post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) and evening out skin texture. PIH occurs when acne lesions leave behind dark spots, which can be just as bothersome as the acne itself. Chemical peels involve applying a solution to the skin that exfoliates the top layers, removing dead skin cells and promoting the growth of new, healthy skin. This process helps to fade dark spots, improve skin texture, and prevent new acne from forming by keeping the pores clear. Chemical peels can be customized to suit different skin types and concerns, making them a versatile addition to acne scar treatment.

Microneedling for Acne Scars

Microneedling is another highly effective treatment for acne scars. This procedure uses fine needles to create tiny punctures in the skin, stimulating the body's natural wound healing process. This leads to increased collagen and elastin production, which helps to improve the texture and appearance of acne scars. Microneedling can be particularly beneficial for addressing superficial and moderately deep scars. The treatment is minimally invasive and involves little to no downtime, making it a convenient option for many patients. Regular sessions can significantly enhance skin texture and overall appearance.

Dermal Fillers After Subcision

Following subcision, dermal fillers can be used to further enhance the treatment's effectiveness by propping up the skin. Fillers such as hyaluronic acid are injected into the treated area to lift the skin and create a smoother surface. This additional volume helps to support the skin while new collagen grows underneath, leading to more pronounced and longer-lasting improvements. The combination of subcision and dermal fillers offers a comprehensive approach to treating acne scars, providing immediate volume and long-term skin remodeling.

Insurance Coverage

Acne scar treatment is typically considered cosmetic and is not usually covered by insurance. However, there are exceptions for certain related treatments. For example, active acne treatment and injections for acne keloids, especially when they cause physical discomfort, may be covered. Patients should consult with their insurance providers to understand their specific coverage options and any potential out-of-pocket costs.

Contact us now at one of our locations to schedule your consultation:

Newport Beach, Orange County:

714-712-0438

Arcadia, Los Angeles:

626-878-8080

Monterey Park, Los Angeles:

626-635-1688

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