Acne Scars Specialist


Aesthetic Clinic located in Shawnee, OK

The aftereffect of a serious breakout can be devastating to your skin — and your confidence. If you have acne scars, the specialized aesthetic team at BellaDerma in Shawnee, Oklahoma, can help. Between cutting-edge laser treatments and clinical-grade facial injectables, you have solutions for minimizing the appearance of acne scars. To learn which acne scar treatment is right for you, schedule a consultation through the online booking feature or call the clinic.

Acne Scars Q & A

What causes acne scars?

Not everyone who struggles with acne develops scars. It just depends on how your skin heals and your own inflammatory response to a breakout. Depressed or atrophic acne scars, such as boxcar or ice pick scars, form when your skin doesn’t produce enough collagen during wound healing.

Raised or hypertrophic acne scars develop when your body produces too much collagen while trying to heal. Usually, atrophic scars show up on your face, while hypertrophic scars tend to form on your chest or back.

How are acne scars treated?

During your acne scar evaluation at BellaDerma, your dedicated aesthetic practitioner evaluates your skin to determine which acne scar treatment is best for you. One of the most effective and innovative acne scar treatments is laser therapy with Cynosure® Icon®.

The Icon aesthetic system gently heats up your skin, down to the deepest layers. This stimulates new cell growth and triggers the production of skin-firming collagen and elastin. Over the following few weeks, your skin becomes visibly smoother and tighter as acne scars start to fade.

If you have severely sunken scars, you may also benefit from dermal filler injections. Dermal fillers can plump up areas where you’ve lost collagen and provide immediate results. In some cases, your aesthetic specialist at BellaDerma could recommend pairing dermal fillers with Icon laser treatments for optimal acne scar reduction.

Can I prevent acne scars?

Once you achieve your skin goals, the team at BellaDerma can help you learn to prevent acne scars. Since the best way to stop acne scars is to prevent acne in the first place, you may benefit from clinical-grade acne skin care solutions. BellaDerma offers many types of effective skin care products, so you can start having glowing, acne-free skin.

To further prevent acne and decrease your risk of lingering acne scars:

  • Avoid picking at your skin or popping pimples
  • Get follow-up laser Icon treatments (if recommended)
  • Wash your face 1-2 times per day
  • Stay well hydrated

If you develop additional acne scars in the future, you can always come back to BellaDerma for additional treatments.

You have plenty of options for acne scar treatment at BellaDerma. To learn which acne scar solutions are right for you, request an appointment online or over the phone.

*Individual results may vary.