Acne Scarring - The West Institute
Acne Scarring - The West Institute

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Acne Scarring

Acne Scarring


Many people experience facial acne breakouts at some point during their lives, frequently during the teenage years, but also very commonly in adulthood.

I see so many people in their 30’s, 40’s and early 50’s who ask “how can I have wrinkles and acne at the same time?!.

Treatment for acne is different in teens versus adults, and should be customized for each individual.

For example, adult women often complain of deep red bumps along the jawline; and that is specific to that age group and has a specific treatment protocol.  Mature skin is different than teenage skin, and needs to be treated differently.

Indentations and uneven skin texture sometimes remain as telltale signs of acne.  With over 16 different lasers and energy devices, The West Institute offers state-of-the treatments to specifically address all types of acne scarring.

In 1996, Dr. West and Dr. Tina Alster published the landmark study on carbon dioxide laser resurfacing of acne scarring scars in the international journal, Dermatologic Surgery.

Since that time, laser technology has advanced, resulting in reduced downtime and fewer side effects.  One laser or device isn’t enough to address the different types of scarring that can occur.

At The West Institute, Dr. West will evaluate your skin and will recommend treatment with the following devices, alone or in combination, depending upon the specific type of scarring, skin type, and amount of social downtime available:  Pulsed Dye Laser, Fraxel laser, Fractional Carbon Dioxide Laser and Infini Radiofrequency Microneedling.

Schedule a consultation with Dr. West to learn which of our lasers is right for the treatment of your acne scars.