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Acne and Acne Scarring Treatments


At Careaga Plastic Surgery Center we offer a variety of treatments for acne and acne scarring. Acne vulgaris is a common condition that affects more than 85% of individuals at some time in their lives. Most people know acne by more common names for the lesions; such as, pimples, blackheads and whiteheads.

Unfortunately in some men and women acne is so severe that it leads to scarring and marks on the face and upper body. Many acne sufferers are also left with some degree of skin pigmentation. The result is that the acne and scarring can impact a person’s self-esteem.

There is no need to try and hide the scarring with make-up as there is hope! At Careaga Plastic Surgery Center we have advanced laser technology that can help acne sufferers achieve healthy, acne-free skin


Dr. Daniel E. Careaga and Dr. Paul D. Durand have found that reducing the appearance of acne scars has always been difficult. However, in the hands of experts there are many treatments in addition to laser that produce excellent results. A consultation with one of our doctors is recommended to determine which treatment or combination of treatments is best of your individual needs.

Some of the recommended acne and acne scarring treatments used at Careaga Plastic Surgery Center include:

LASER FOR ACNE SCARRING is a safe and effective option that can improve the appearance of your skin. Precise control is used to gently remove damage skin including acne scars. At Careaga Plastic Surgery Center, our doctors have selected the Cortex Laser System for treatment of acne and acne scarring.

The Cortex Laser System works by directing a grid pattern of tiny pulses of light at the skin. Each pulse delivers a column of energy that can reach the skin’s dermal layer. This stimulates
a natural renewal process of the body’s own collagen. The process is as follows:

  • Stage 1: Laser treatment stimulates skin cell turnover and the skin will be pink
  • Stage 2: Outer epidermal tissue exfoliates as the dry, dead cells shed
  • Stage 3: New healthy skin cells develop leaving your newly-revealed skin looking and feeling tighter, younger looking and naturally healthy

FACIAL FILLERS FOR ACNE SCARS are used at Careaga Plastic Surgery Center to treat acne scars (shallow and deep). These facial fillers fill in the indentations left by the scars resulting in smoother skin.

MEDICAL SUPERVISED SKIN CARE AND CHEMICAL PEELS are used to treat acne and acne scarring. Your doctor carefully selects the appropriate skin peeling acid for your skin type and condition. The purpose of the chemical peeling agents is to remove dead skin cells and promote the production of healthier new skin cells on the face, neck, hands, arms, chest and legs.

While no one treatment for acne scars is 100% effective, Careaga Plastic Surgery is confident that his patients can achieve noticeable improvements to their skin. Treatment of the acne scars may require many different kinds of procedures, depending on the kind of scarring present, your age and skin type.

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