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Everyone has experienced acne at some level. Most people have acne in their teen years, and some have it throughout adulthood. Severe acne can leave behind scars, discoloring or create pockmarked skin. Our medical team at LM Medical NYC includes a board certified dermatologist and a double board certified facial plastic surgeon who can offer advanced options in acne removal.

Scarring occurs when acne lesions are deep in the skin. Usually, scarred acne cannot be controlled by diet or topical medications alone. Deep acne scars do not typically resolve on their own. Acne scars can impact the texture, tone and overall aesthetics of the skin. Even after acne is controlled, the scars left behind can last a lifetime. Fortunately, there are effective methods to fade discoloration and smooth pockmarks left behind by acne. Both Dr. Lesley, our skilled facial surgeon, and Dr. Morgan, our expert dermatologist, can recommend treatments for acne scar removal to improve the beauty of your skin.

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 medical expert on all skin related trends.

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 peels tailored 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 of hyaluronic acid-based fillers that can fill indented scars and make them less noticeable. This treatment option is not permanent, meaning that you may need to repeat injections every year. We also use Bellafill®, which is bovine collagen and the only filler FDA-approved for the treatment of acne scars. Bellafill 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 scar 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: The CO2 laser resurfaces the skin and induces collagen stimulation.

If you have acne scarring and want to explore treatment options, contact us at LM Medical NYC. We can schedule a skin consultation with one of our specialists at our clinic in Greenwich Village.

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Patient Testimonials

4.8 / 5.0

Based on 159 reviews

Taylor L.

Dr. Lesley Rabach is incredible at what she does, she recommends small adjustments that look so natural but also give a noticeable result. Beyond that, she's absolutely lovely to be around and the entire energy of her office is so pleasant! I'll be turning to her for her recommendations go forward, it's SO important to find a plastic surgeon you can really trust. She is it! Thank you!

Shane V.

Dr. Lesley Rabach is simply outstanding! She has a wonderfully warm and caring bedside manner and always takes the time to listen. She is highly regarded as an expert in her field and it shows through her superb clinical acumen. Her office staff are kind, professional, and responsive. I highly recommend seeing Dr. Rabach!

Kathleen P.

I’ve been visiting LM medical for 4 years. The staff is always welcoming. The location is beautiful and modern. Dr. Morgan and Dr. Lesley are amazing physicians. They are very personable and genuine. They are open to questions and addressed all of my concerns. I have been more then pleased with my experience with LM Medical and I highly recommend this office.

Chris B.

Dr. Morgan Rabach and her staff provide top tier care and excellent service. Dr. Rabach is well-versed in the latest research. She made lots of time to discuss my dermatological history (what’s worked, what hasn’t worked, what hasn’t been tried) and all the available treatments to find the best path forward. She didn’t settle - pushing to make sure I got the best results possible. Would recommend without any reservations!

Toni D.

I have been seeing both Dr. Lesley & Dr. Morgan now for almost about three years now. Each time is better than the last. I trust them for natural results & they always deliver. What I value most is that they are never pushy! Always open, honest, and they are just overall good people.

Xavier M.

Dr Morgan and her staff are very warm and efficient professionals. She provided me with straightforward answers on three different concerns and more importantly, found the adequate treatment for me right away. A well staffed and organized team! Highly recommended.

Emily B.

The staff are incredibly friendly and so helpful. The wait times are very short, the space is clean and modern, and they're very quick to respond to questions over the phone or email. I needed a detailed receipt for my insurance and they gave me two different versions until my insurance was satisfied. The doctors are friendly, laid back, and really listen which is awesome. Would highly recommend!!

Stacy A.

Fun, safe and the results were perfect. Can’t wait for my next procedure!

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