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Acne Scars

Pimples and unsightly blemishes don’t always fade away to nothing, and, just as there are several kinds of acne, there are several types of acne scars that breakouts can leave behind. Acne scarring occurs when pimples and breakouts don’t heal properly.


Acne Scars


While many blemishes will disappear without a trace, others can leave behind pitted, raised, or discolored scars, and involve actual damage to the skin. Deep acne scars affect underlying collagen and cause fibrous tissue to heal improperly. As collagen production ramps up in an attempt to correct the damage, the repaired epidermis may not appear as soft or smooth as the previously healthy skin.

At DrSkin, we know the impact of acne scars is both physical and emotional. It isn’t simply a matter of vanity to seek treatment for acne-related scarring. Clearer skin has been shown to correlate with higher levels of self-esteem and confidence. We offer a plethora of treatments: dermabrasion, micro-needling, dermal fillers and injectables, fat transfer, chemical peels and laser resurfacing to name a few. Addressing the scars and marks left behind by acne not only improves your skin health, but also helps to prevent post-acne scarring, and is guaranteed to change your outlook on life and your future.

How Does DrSkin Help With Acne Scars?

Have your pimples and acne left you scarred with unsightly blemishes and scars? Acne sometimes clears up without leaving a mark on your skin, but there are some instances when the breakout affects the skin, causing discoloration and various scars to develop. At DrSkin, we provide many acne scar treatments to smooth away the scars, boost collagen production, and give you the skin you have always wanted.

Custom Acne Scar Treatments

At DrSkin, we understand how acne scars can impact your self-confidence. Seeking acne scar repair is not solely a matter of restoring your skin; it’s about emotional healing, too. Clearer skin correlates with self-esteem, and we want you to leave the office feeling radiant. That is why we offer a variety of treatments for those seeking to reduce or erase their acne scars, including microneedling, dermal fillers, injectables, fat transfer, chemical peels, dermabrasion, and laser resurfacing.

Our team is here to help you get glowing skin that you love from the inside out.

How Do Acne Scars Develop?

Acne scars develop as a result of acne breakouts during adolescence and adulthood. Being that acne is an irritating ailment, it can be found across the body. When the lesions that form do not heal properly, it can cause scars to form.

Most people with acne are tempted to pick at their pimples, but this can actually cause more harm than good. Picking and popping pimples can introduce bacteria to the lesion, leading to infections. Often, the body will try to help accelerate healing by making an excess of collagen, but the collagen overcompensates, leading to raised or pitted scars that impact your appearance and confidence.

Different Kinds of Acne Scars

In order to effectively treat your acne scars, the kinds of scars are taken into consideration. There are several types:

  • Atrophic scars: Flat and shallow scars that form a depression in the skin. Atrophic scars are commonly caused by severe cystic acne.
    • Ice pick scars: Narrow indentations that go deep into the skin. Commonly seen on the cheeks. Ice pick scars can be difficult to treat.
    • Boxcar scars: Another form of atrophic scarring that is deep and broad with defined edges. This kind of scarring is often the result of widespread acne breakouts or chickenpox.
    • Rolling scars: Scars that make the skin appear rough or uneven.
  • Hypertrophic and keloid scars: Raised skin and lumps of scar tissue that may have built up from previous acne breakouts. These scars are commonly seen along the jaw, back, shoulders, and chest.

What Are The Recommended Treatments for Acne Scarring?

Before your acne scars can be resolved, any active acne outbreaks must be cleared. The team at DrSkin can help you end acne outbreaks with facials, chemical peels, dual light acne treatment, and medical grade skin care products. Our team will sit down with you to determine the best course of action. Once the acne breakouts have cleared up, the specialists at DrSkin Med Spa will recommend treatments based on your skin type and scarring present.

Some of our most popular include:


Laser Resurfacing

Laser resurfacing is an experience tailored to your needs. There are many different laser options available today, some even for those with darker complexions. Now, anyone can be treated, as well as a majority of skin concerns. At DrSkin, we use CO2 lasers, fractional lasers, and intense pulsed light (IPL) lasers. These three lasers are designed to help with scars and wrinkles, as well as skin conditions like hyperpigmentation.

Injectable Fillers

Dermal fillers are a wonderful nonsurgical method of plumping up your skin to diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and scars. Furthermore, you can increase the volume of your face, making it look more youthful and fresh. Injectable fillers with hyaluronic acid, a natural substance, provide dramatic improvements in scarring.

Chemical Peels and Facial Treatments

Want to improve your skin quickly and efficiently? A chemical peel from DrSkin may do the trick. Chemical peels, alongside other rejuvenating facial treatments, can aid in the reduction of acne scars by gently removing the outer, damaged layer of skin. With the older skin removed, newer, softer, and smoother skin can take its place. Overtime, your acne scars become less noticeable.


Does microneedling work for acne scars? The answer is yes. During microneedling, your skin is getting punctured over and over again. This may sound frightening, but it does wonders for your complexion. The small punctures stimulate the production of collagen, stimulating healing. Furthermore, those channels open up pathways for nutrient absorption, such as ones from a hydrating facial or serum. Microneedling can also help with discoloration and texture.

Get Radiant Skin With DrSkin

Wave goodbye to acne scarring. It will be a thing of the past once you begin your journey with DrSkin. Most acne scar treatments have minimal downtime and results that last for months or years. The specialists are DrSkin are here to help you every step of the way. Book your consultation with our team today.

Meet Our Doctors

Dr. Rohit Jaiswal

Medical Doctor

Dr. Rohit Jaiswal, M.D., is a highly skilled and board-certified cosmetic physician at DrSkin Med Spa in Gilbert, Arizona. With his extensive expertise in aesthetic medicine, Dr. Jaiswal is dedicated to helping patients enhance their natural beauty and achieve their desired aesthetic goals. His commitment to patient care is reflected in his personalized approach, ensuring that each individual receives tailored treatments that address their unique needs and concerns.

Dr. Jaiswal’s passion for staying up-to-date with the latest advancements in cosmetic procedures allows him to offer cutting-edge treatments and deliver exceptional results. With his gentle demeanor and meticulous attention to detail, Dr. Jaiswal consistently provides a safe and comfortable environment for his patients, making their experience at DrSkin Med Spa truly exceptional.

Dr. Naomi Placella

Naturopathic Medical Doctor

Dr. Naomi Placella NMD, is a Top Naturopathic Doctor and leader in Integrative Medicine. She blends the best of modern medical science with traditional, natural approaches to not only treat but restore health and maintain optimal wellness.

Dr. Placella has 10 years of experience in medicine and seven years of aesthetic experience performing injections of Neurotoxins, Fillers, Sculptra, Radiesse, and much more. She is also fluent in PDO Threads, PRP/PRF treatments for facial rejuvenation and hair restoration, and treatments that will tighten and tone the skin. Dr. Placella also offers Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, IV therapy, and weight-loss management.

Dr. Placella’s holistic approach to aesthetic medicine aligns seamlessly to DrSkin Med Spa’s bespoke approach to treatment because human beings are a complex network of interrelated systems, not just a symptom or sum of symptoms, and as a result need custom-designed treatment protocols to address the multi-facets of our entire being.

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1458 N Higley Rd.
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Gilbert, Arizona 85234




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