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How can I treat my acne scars? Los Angeles Acne Scar Surgeon

How can I treat my acne scars?


Acne scar treatment has gained momentum in the field of cosmetic plastic surgery.  Acne scars usually come in two different forms, with hyperpigmentation or atrophy of the dermis.  Hyperpigmented scars are usually amenable to treatment with topical skin creams, chemical peels, and laser therapies.  The hyperpigmentation often occurs as a result of an inflammatory process occurring during the active phase of cyst formation and pimple development.  The more difficult types of acne scars are those that involve atrophy or loss of collagen in the dermal layer of the skin.  These scars usually present as chronic and permanent changes in the skin with hollowing of the dermis and resulting ice pick boxcar and valley scars.  Methods use to treat acne scars varies from discipline to discipline, but Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian specializes in the treatment of permanent acne scars using a combination modality laser therapy, chemical peels, subcision, and acne surgery. 


Dr. Karamanoukian is a board certified plastic surgeon specializing in cosmetic surgery and is an expert in acne scar revision.  Most acne scars can be treated with long term results provided the skin is free of active cystic acne.  Dr. Karamanoukian performs most types of acne scar treatment as an outpatient procedure in Santa Monica or Beverly Hills.  If you have concerns about acne scars and the treatments available for acne scar revision, please call the Los Angeles plastic surgery office of Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian at 310-998-5533.  Dr. Karamanoukian will meet with you and discuss in detail the options available for laser scar revision, chemical peels, and acne surgery scar revision.




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