Say “Adios” to Acne Scars

acne-free faceThe Coolaser shows remarkable success in diminishing acne scars & pitting. A 2-step process including dermal fillers may all but eliminate even severe scarring.

Acne is bad enough when it first occurs, whether during the teen years or later in adulthood. Severe cases can leave unsightly and embarrassing scars, pitting and skin unevenness that can remain for a lifetime. Over the years, many treatments which were developed to attempt to lessen the scars have had mixed results, leaving millions unhappy with their appearance and with a resulting loss of self-confidence.

Dr. Simon Ourian of Epione Beverly Hills has seen firsthand the effects of facial acne through frustrated clients who have tried everything to smooth out the affected areas left on their faces. “The problem is complicated because the scars often vary greatly in shape, type and color”, says Dr. Ourian. “An individualized treatment plan should take into consideration all the factors present in the person’s skin. For many people, facial acne scars can be successfully treated with Coolaser resurfacing.”

For more severe scarring and pitting, a 2 step process can yield beautiful results:

  1. Coolaser treatment
  2. Use of dermal fillers to build up the pitted areas.

“The Coolaser treatments act as a sort of sanding down of the surfaces of the skin so that the scars become less deep and therefore less noticeable”, says Dr. Ourian. The typical treatment takes about an hour. First, the entire face is numbed, using a topical cream. After this is done, a series of light pulses are flashed on the surface of the skin. Then a beam of light removes the outermost layer of the skin. The skin cells absorb the energy of the light. The absorption causes the instantaneous vaporization of the superficial cells.

A single session may not treat the acne scars entirely if they are too deep. These deeper acne scars can be corrected by injections under the skin to fill in or build up the pitted areas. The injections are done with dermal fillers such as Radiesse, Juvéderm or Restylane. At the consultation appointment Dr. Ourian will determine if Coolaser resurfacing alone will treat the acne scars or if a combination of resurfacing and fillers are needed.