Advanced Acne Scar Treatments
Our clinic provides a comprehensive selection of acne scar treatments, tailored to the severity, number, and location of the scars. While complete scar removal may not always be possible, our goal is to achieve a significant improvement in the appearance of your acne scars. With options like laser skin treatment, Microneedle-Radiofrequency, subcision, dermal fillers, Platelet-Rich Fibrin Matrix and PRP, and liposuction-fat grafting, Dr. Paul Carniol and Dr. Eric Carniol would love to help you pick the treatment best for your skin.
“Amazing experience from the staff to Dr. Carniol himself. I came in for a facial scar revision and the results are better than I could have imagined. The office is friendly, prompt, and professional. Creating a setting with a welcoming atmosphere accompanied by outstanding service.”
• Kayla O
Laser Treatment of Acne Scars & Fractional
Laser therapy stimulates collagen and elastic fibers in the skin, resulting in tighter and less deep scars. We utilize fractional CO2 lasers to target and treat scarred areas, effectively blending acne scars with the surrounding skin. The procedure is virtually painless, with minimal downtime. You can easily resume your daily activities after the treatment. Over time, your skin will produce more collagen, and we know that patients will continue to see improvements even 3 and 6 months after treatment. For enhanced results, we may combine the fractional CO2 laser with Erbium laser treatment. Laser acne scar treatment not only addresses scars but also improves signs of facial aging, dark spots, and offers some of the benefits of a non-surgical facelift.
RF Microneedling Acne Scar Treatment
At Carniol Plastic Surgery, we offer RF Microneedling, an innovative treatment for acne scars and skin tightening. This procedure uses radiofrequency energy through microneedles, effectively treating acne scars, particularly those on the cheeks. With minimal swelling, patients can return to work the day after treatment. Typically, a series of three treatments, spaced 4-6 weeks apart, is recommended for optimal results.
Platelet-Rich Fibrin Matrix (PRFM) / Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)
Harnessing the body’s own growth factors, our doctors can further improve individual scars. By drawing a small amount of blood from your arm and extracting the growth factors, we utilize your platelet-rich plasma to promote scar healing. This treatment can be combined with laser acne scar treatment and microneedle radiofrequency therapy or performed as a standalone option. Treatment sessions can be repeated every 4-6 weeks, focusing on targeted scars.
Subcision with Filler or Fat for Acne Scars
Stubborn acne scars that are firmly attached to deeper tissues can be challenging to elevate. Our facial plastic surgeons perform subcision, a technique involving the use of a fine needle to separate the scar from the underlying tissue, resulting in immediate elevation of atrophic scarring. Facial fillers, such as Juvederm, Restylane, or Versa, are used to prevent the scar from tethering again. Alternatively, liposuction-fat grafting, where fat cells from the belly or thighs are transferred to improve acne scars, can be performed in our office. Individual scars are addressed during specific sessions, making this treatment ideal for severe acne scars.