Acne Scars

Sadegh Salmassi, MD

Aesthetic Specialist located in Delano, CA

No matter what your age, acne scars can make you want to hide your face from the world. To get on the path toward perfect skin, visit Sadegh Salmassi, MD in Delano, California. Aesthetic specialist Dr. Sadegh Salmassi helps patients smooth and repair damaged skin so that acne scars are less visible. To get started today, call or schedule an appointment online using the one-click booking system.

Acne Scars Q & A

What causes acne scars?

Nearly everyone suffers from acne at some point in their life, but acne scars can hang around even after your skin has cleared up.

When a pimple comes to a head on an acne lesion, it erupts and leaves damaged tissue behind. As a response, the body may either produce too much collagen, which creates raised acne scars, or not enough collagen, which produces indented acne scars.

 

What are the different types of acne scars?

Every person has different skin, and there are several different types of acne scars. The most common types of scarring are:

  • Pitted: also called ice-pick scars; deep, narrow, and pinpoint-like
  • Boxcar: depressed scars with defined edges
  • Rolling: depressed scars with sloping edges
  • Hypertrophic: scars that are thick and bumpy
  • Atrophic: thin, flat scars

 

How are acne scars treated?

There are many effective ways to treat acne scars, but Dr. Salmassi focuses on YAG laser treatment, which helps to trigger collagen and elastin production in the skin. With the power of intense, focused light, laser therapy can help to heal and repair the skin so that raised acne scars gradually even out and depressed scars fill in with new collagen.

Laser resurfacing also helps the skin to appear fresher and more youthful, which can draw attention away from scars.

Depending on your needs, Dr. Salmassi might recommend numerous YAG laser sessions to help treat your scars. These may be spaced several days or weeks apart to allow the skin time to heal and begin the collagen production process in between sessions.

 

What results can I expect with acne scar treatment?

It can take several weeks and even months to see the full results of treatment for acne scars. The collagen production process happens gradually over time, which means that you may not experience the full benefits of treatment until months after your last session.

However, most patients begin to see encouraging results fairly soon, and Dr. Salmassi can help you improve your outcomes by recommending other aesthetic procedures to enhance your look. He is committed to hearing your concerns and helping you accomplish your goals.

To see how acne scar treatment can transform your face today, contact the practice by calling or scheduling an appointment online.