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Laser Away Your Acne Scars

Can acne scars be removed? That seems like the million dollar question seeing as roughly 40 million people in the United States suffering from acne. It seems almost like a punishment to live with the embarrassing scars that result from acne. In order to look at how laser for acne scars works, we first must look at what causes acne.

Acne can be caused by hair follicles that become clogged with too much dirt, oil, makeup, dead skin cells, etc. When this specific pore is clogged, it becomes infected with bacteria and in result, acne occurs. Many people suffer from different acne types–from pus-filled pimples to larger, deeper acne nodules.

Severe acne scarring typically occurs from the deeper, more serious forms of acne such as cystic nodules. These are pus-filled lumps that grow deep within the skin. These tend to leave severe scars commonly referred to as ice-pick scars, boxcar scars, or surface stains. However, there are many different laser treatments that can help. We offer two laser treatments for acne scars that are able to help ice-pick and boxcar scars as well as those annoying, pigmented acne scars.


Your acne is gone, but you’re left with a face full of unattractive brown, reddish or purplish dots and scars. These are embarrassing, especially around the summer season when less makeup is worn around beaches and poolsides. Our IPL photofacial skin rejuvenation is the perfect laser for these types of acne scars. This is because IPL photofacials use a combination of cosmetic energy and light that are absorbed by that pigmented acne scar. For the first week or so, it may look like these scars have gotten darker. But don’t worry. These scars do tend to become slightly darker before the breakdown and flake off, leaving you with more a flawless skin tone than before. Typically people need between 4-8 treatments, depending on the severity of their acne. Because photofacial skin rejuvenation give such great results, it’s a perfect pick for those suffering with embarrassingly dark scars.


For those who suffer from boxcar or ice-pick acne scars or even have a combination of this plus stained scarring, MicroLaserPeels are a remarkable laser treatment. This is an ablative skin resurfacing treatment that uses both cosmetic laser energy as well as dermabrasion techniques. Because laser and dermabrasion are paired, it helps improve the tone and texture of your skin that have suffered from these acne scars as well as help rid any pigmented acne stains. This is more commonly referred to as “the weekend peel” because it takes about 2-4 days for your face to naturally recover. However, there is no downtime and you’ll be able to go about your daily activities right after treatment.

We are the leader in the medical aesthetics industry and offer many state-of-the-art laser treatments. Our laser treatments for acne scars are able to help clients suffering from post-acne woes, helping them to achieve smooth, flawless results. We have been in the industry for a decade and have earned many outstanding reviews.

To learn more about laser for acne scars or National Laser Institute, please call 800.982.6817 for our Scottsdale location or 800.982.6817 for our Dallas location.