Acne Scar Treatments
Deep acne scars are usually caused by inflamed acne cysts arising deep within the dermis of the skin. Once the inflammation subsides, there is usually some level of injury to the dermis that causes an indented acne scar to form. Dermatologists characterize acne scars based on their appearance and depth-to-width ratio.
Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian at Kare Plastic Surgery + Skin Health Center specializes in the treatment of deep acne scars using at least two different types of treatments. By combining acne scar therapies, a faster and more effective response is obtained. Kare Plastic Surgery offers both laser skin resurfacing with fractional CO2 laser and dermal sublative therapy with fractional RF.
Ablative fractional CO2 laser is the gold-standard for deep acne scars because it can stimulate collagen renewal and improve skin surface texture. In our Santa Monica plastic surgery and cosmetic dermatology center, we treat facial acne scars with fractional CO2 laser in a series in order to regenerate lost dermal tissue and flatten out indented atrophic acne scars.
If a patient cannot tolerate the downtime associated with deep fractional CO2 laser, we also offer sublative therapy with fractional RF in order to tighten skin and level deeply pitted acne scars. The sublative RF treatment has the advantage of minimal downtime when compared with fractional CO2. A third effective option is Nanofractional RF, Venus Viva, which uses fractional technology to enhance dermal collagen.
Fractional CO2 laser, sublative fractional RF, and Nanofractional RF treatments also have the added benefit of being regenerative procedures to improve your complexion and tighten your skin. Our cosmetic treatments utilize fractional CO2 and sublative RF to improve the results of cosmetic plastic surgery and minimize scars.
The treatment of acne scars in our Santa Monica plastic surgery office begins with a comprehensive consultation followed by a regimented protocol-driven treatment plan. Please call our plastic surgery patient care coordinators to schedule an appointment for acne scar treatment.
Clear + Brilliant
Refresh your skin with the most effective and invigorating fractional laser treatment available to treat the most common signs of premature aging. Clear + Brilliant can be used to help correct fine wrinkles, improve skin texture, stimulate collagen, minimize pore size, and reduce skin discoloration. Treatments take one hour to perform and have minimal to no downtime. Kare Plastic Surgery + Skin Health Center offers Clear + Brilliant treatments for skin discoloration and wrinkle correction.
Gentlelase Hair Removal
Candela Gentlelase is a revolutionary laser hair removal treatment that uses the 1064 nm laser technology to zap away unwanted hair follicles on the skin. Our office exclusively uses the Candela technology for hair removal because it is fast, effective, and painless when compared to other laser hair removal systems. Most importantly, the Gentlelase provides patients of all skin colors and types the opportunity to permanently remove unwanted hair.