Acne Scar Reduction

Serenity Medical Spa

Sharon Gertzman, DO

Aesthetics and Primary Care in Pennington, Princeton and West Windsor, NJ

Acne is a frustrating, painful, and embarrassing problem — and the scars it leaves behind can feel even worse. Fortunately, you can reduce or even remove acne scars using the latest advanced treatments like PicoSure® or Vivace™ at Serenity Medical Spa in Pennington, New Jersey. Schedule your complimentary acne scar reduction consultation with Sharon Gertzman, DO, and her team online or by phone now.

Acne Scar Reduction Q & A

Why do acne scars develop?

Acne causes severe inflammation and trauma to the skin, and sometimes your body sends too many white blood cells to the acne in an attempt to heal. Those excess cells form acne scars that can be tough to get rid of. Fortunately, Serenity Medical Spa offers two highly effective treatments for acne scar reduction, PicoSure and Vivace.

How does PicoSure help with acne scars?

It’s common for acne scars to look worse as you age because you produce less collagen and elasticity over time. PicoSure treatment includes trillionth-of-a-second laser energy bursts. The laser light passes into the layers of your skin, where you make new collagen.

Your body perceives the heat from the laser as an invader, and in response starts to generate collagen and elastin to heal the skin. This new collagen and elastin move upward to push indented areas out, smoothing your skin overall.

How does microneedling help with acne scars?

Vivace microneedling creates tiny holes in the skin using a small group of fine needles. Once the needles reach the deeper skin layers where you make collagen, the Vivace machine delivers radiofrequency energy into your skin.

This combination approach prompts your body to create new collagen production, and that collagen then gradually pushes indented areas up to your normal skin level for smooth skin.

Dr. Gertzman can help you decide whether PicoSure laser treatment or Vivace radiofrequency microneedling is the better choice for your acne scar reduction.

How can I prevent acne scars?

There are several things you can do to prevent acne scars in the future.

  • Use quality acne care products like the ZO® Skin Health (Obagi) line
  • Never pick, pop, or agitate your acne
  • Use sunscreen when outdoors

If you’re dealing with a deep papule, nodule, or cyst, see Dr. Gertzman for help. The more serious breakouts are more likely to lead to scarring, but Dr. Gertzman can instantly treat serious acne with a corticosteroid injection to reduce the chances of scarring later.

If the sight of your acne scars is scarring you emotionally, it’s time to get help. Use the online appointment booking tool, or call the Serenity Medical Spa office now to schedule your free consultation.