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How to Get Rid of Acne Scars

Acne scarring and breakouts are the main reason why I started Beatitude Aesthetic Medicine in 2008. Hi, I’m Dr. Aeria Chang, and I’ve dedicated my medical practice to helping patients look their best so they can feel their best.

Acne scars can rob a person of their confidence and interfere with their social life, career, and willingness to meet new people. In today’s beauty blog, I’ll discuss my approach to acne scar treatment.

Treating Existing Acne & Preventing New Breakouts is #1

how to get rid of acne scarsStarting with a “clean slate” is one of the best ways to reset the skin. I often recommend an initial treatment plan to calm the skin, clean out the pores, and kill bacteria. Treatments that I often recommend include specialized deep cleansing facials and products made for acne prone skin.

I’ll also ask you about your lifestyle, eating habits, and stress levels to help draw attention to any areas that may be contributing to your breakouts. If I believe that there could be an underlying medical condition (such as a hormonal imbalance) that is contributing to your acne, I’ll recommend that you see your primary care physician for blood work and labs.

Skin care products that we carry are science-backed and proven to work well for acne prone skin. I often recommend a skin care routine using ZO Skin Health, ISDIN, or Epionce products. These recommendations will be based on your skin’s sensitivity, type (oily/combination/dry), severity of breakouts, and overall texture.

If you have cystic acne (deep under the skin), I usually prefer to start off with photodynamic therapy. This treatment uses light to penetrate deep into the skin and kill acne-causing bacteria. If you tend toward acne on the surface of the skin (papular acne), laser skin resurfacing is often the best treatment route.

Devices that Help Get Rid of Acne Scars

acne scar treatmentFraxel DUAL Laser

Fraxel DUAL Laser is great because it targets just the areas where the laser is needed. This allows for less downtime and faster healing. Fraxel DUAL helps fade skin discoloration that usually accompanies acne scars. Another added benefit is that this treatment helps boost the skin’s production of collagen, which can flatten scars and strengthen the underlying structure of the skin.

Lutronic Genius

Lutronic Genius is one of our newest and most effective technologies for treating acne scarring. This device combines microneedling with radiofrequency energy for a one-two punch that produces truly amazing results.

The microneedles are gold-plated (insulated) for safety, and I’ll adjust the RF energy output to give you the best scar fading results. The microneedles reach deep into the scar while the RF energy causes a microinjury. This two-part process helps to realign existing collagen in the scar (giving a flatter appearance) and boosts new collagen production to hold the realigned collagen in place.

Bellafill® Dermal Filler

Bellafill is the only FDA approved soft tissue filler that beautifully fills in scar tissue and provides a smoother, more even skin texture. This natural-looking, flexible filler can improve the appearance of mild, moderate, and deep scars left from acne, surgery, or facial trauma.

Acne Scar Treatment San Diego – Dr. Aeria Chang

Get in touch with me today for a personal consultation and customized acne treatment plan. Whether you have old acne scars or are dealing with active breakouts and scarring, I’m here to help you get smoother, clearer, and more beautiful skin.

I am passionate about helping my patients restore their confidence and love their skin again with advanced treatments that really work. Call me today in Mission Valley, San Diego at (619) 280-1609.

*Bellafill® is a registered trademark of Suneva Medical, Inc.

Patient Stories Dr. Chang has an eye for symmetry and aesthetics. I went in for a consultation to have fillers under my eyes. Instead I was educated on my facial anatomy. I agreed to some fillers in my forehead and cheeks instead and could not be more pleased with the outcome.
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