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Treating Old Acne Scars with Laser or Chemical Peels: Los Angeles Acne Scar Treatment

What are some options for old acne scars?


Old acne scars are usually classified as atrophic scars resulting from a loss of dermal integrity during the inflammatory phase of acne healing.  These scars are usually associated with contour irregularities and holes and are characterized as valley scars, boxcar scars, or ice pick scars.  The most suitable option for old acne scars begins with a comprehensive consultation with Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian regarding laser scar removal treatment versus acne surgery.  Dr. Karamanoukian performs subcision, laser scar revision, and acne surgery in order to improve the contour and dimensions of acne scars.  Dr. Karamanoukian is a double board certified plastic surgeon and an expert in acne scar removal and subcision surgery.  Acne scars can also be improved with a topical cream that begins to improve the overall quality of skin and even out the color of the scars.  Hyperpigmented scars can cause abnormal shattering of old acne scars, thus worsening the cosmetic appearance. 


Dr. Karamanoukian recommends a Melaquin AM and Melaquin PM Skin Brightening Complex line of products to improve color and texture of acne scars.  Please call our office at 310-998-5533 to schedule your comprehensive consultation for acne scar removal and acne scar revision in Los Angeles.  Dr. Karamanoukian offers treatments in both Beverly Hills and Santa Monica.  Our office also provides consultation for active and inflammatory acne including acne laser treatments and Accutane.


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