ACNE & ACNE SCARS

Dr. Morgan is a board certified dermatologist who specializes in the treatment of acne, pigmentation from acne and treatment of acne scars. She is a media expert on all trends skin related. Each patient’s skin is unique and requires a specialized set of treatments for the flawless skin Dr. Morgan can achieve. In general however, Dr. Morgan recommends a mixture of topical creams, oral medications, chemical peels, microneedling  and CO2 laser for skin resurfacing.

I have tried many dermatologists before Dr. Morgan and I can honestly say no one has been so genuinely passionate about helping me treat my skin.
– Alanna Kopelman

What is the best treatment for acne scars? 

Dr. Morgan is a board certified dermatologist who specializes in the treatment of acne, pigmentation from acne and acne scars. She is a media expert on all trends skin related. 

There are a variety of procedures for treating acne scars. First and foremost, the correct skin care routine is of the utmost importance! We maximize your routine to get your skin as healthy as possible, and reduce pores thereby reducing future breakouts. 

Here are a few more tricks for getting rid of acne scars:

Chemical Peels: We use tailored peels to your skin type to stimulate collagen and help reduce discoloration from scarring and pore size as well as future outbreaks. 

Microneedling: This is a needle studded device to stimulate underlying tissue for collagen and elastin rejuvenation. We use a Dermapen that is specific to a doctor’s office and cannot be purchased online or at a spa.  We recommend a series of treatments spaced a month apart for the treatment of acne scars.

Botox injections: When the skin “puckers” around an acne scar, injecting botox can relax the surrounding area and improve skin appearance. Similar to soft tissue fillers, this treatment is not permanent and will require repeated injections 3-4 times a year. 

Soft tissue fillers: We use a variety hyaluronic acid based fillers that can fill indented scars and making them less noticeable. This treatment option is not permanent, meaning that you may need to repeat injections every year. We also use Bellafil, which is bovine collagen and the only filler FDA approved for the treatment of acne scars. Bellafil lasts in acne scars up to five years and is an amazing option for patients.

Surgery: A punch excision can be performed, in which the acne scare is cut out and filled in with stitches. Subcission is another procedure involving the insertion of needles under the skin to loosen any fibrous scar tissue that occurs with acne scarring. 

C02 laser: CO2 laser resurfaces the skin and induces collagen stimulation.

What causes scaring from acne? 

Scarring occurs when acne lesions are deep in the skin. Usually scarring acne cannot be controlled by diet or topical medications alone.

Do acnes scars go away on their own? 

Deep scars, do not typically resolve on their own. But we have several great treatments available to reduce their appearance.