Conditions: Acne Scars

What are Acne scars?

Acne scars are part of the skin's natural healing process. However, they can cause pain, inconvenience, and self-consciousness. Most small acne scars will become nearly invisible if given enough time to heal, but for scars that are large, thick, indented, or raised, scar treatment is available to reduce their appearance.

What are the risks of not treating acne scars?

Acne scars can be disturbing for many people, leading to emotional complications and can be disfiguring and aesthetically unpleasant. Side effects of acne scarring may including severe itching, tenderness, pain, sleep disturbances, anxiety and depression, and disruption of daily activities.

Scars may also result in post-traumatic stress, issues with self-esteem, and being stigmatized leading to diminished life quality. Physical deformity as a result of skin scarring also can be functionally disabling.


What we can do for your skin acne scars:

We offer a non-invasive method of improving the appearance of acne scars by stimulating collagen production and blending pigmentation with that of healthy surrounding tissue using laser/light therapy.


Acne scar removal procedures we provide are:

Fraxel: Dermatology Associates of Seattle is a certified medical provider of Fraxel, which is the original fractional laser treatment that works below the skin’s surface from the top down, addressing imperfections like fine lines, visible photoaging, wrinkles, scarring and age spots. Fraxel light energy stimulates your skin’s natural collagen, rejuvenating skin cells below the surface to help smooth the creases and pockets that cause wrinkles and scars. Fraxel treats targeted problem areas – so results are both focused and effective.
Infini: A combination of microneedling and radiofrequency. One of the newest treatments for acne scarring, it may be even more effective than laser for most people.

Important to know:

Scars do not have to be permanent. Set a consultation today by calling (206) 267-2100 and our specialists will skillfully administer the treatment or combination of treatments to reduce the impression of your undesired acne scars.


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