Acne scaring results from an overproduction of collagen at the site of an acne wound. Ice pick scars, deep though narrow in diameter, are the most common form of deep acne scars. Boxcar scars, angular and often occurring on the cheeks and temples and can resemble chicken pox scars, can also be deep acne scars.
Dr. Vanek and his staff employ the latest laser technologies for rejuvenating your skin. After your deep acne scars have been evaluated, ablative and/or non-ablative lasers may be recommended. An ablative laser like the Sciton® Profractional™ or the Sciton® MicroLaserPeel™ removes skin cells in a targeted manner to resurface your skin. New collagen is produced which improves the texture, firmness and appearance of your skin. The Mentor Peel™ is a procedure developed and trademarked by Dr. Vanek that combines the Profractional™ and MicroLaserPeel™ treatments to provide exceptional resurfacing outcomes.
A non-ablative treatment, like the intense pulsed light Sciton® BBL™, uses specific wavelengths of light energy to target specific types of cells. The fine blood vessels surrounding the deep acne scars are heated and eliminated, reducing redness and appearance.