What is an Acne Scar Treatment?
When you have a healed acne scar on your skin, it can be embarrassing and impossible to hide. At Phillip Dauwe, M.D. Plastic Surgery, we offer several treatment options including deep fractional resurfacing with Erbium, CO2, Halo™, and RF microneedling. These treatments can help to reduce the appearance of unsightly acne scars so you can look and feel your best. Dr. Phillip Dauwe is pleased to offer these noninvasive treatments to local men and women who have tried other options without success. If you are tired of feeling self-conscious about your complexion, call our office in Dallas, TX today to schedule a private consultation to learn how these treatments can help you.
Acne Scar Improvement Reviews
"I first discovered Dr. Dauwe when I was looking into getting a breast augmentation. From my initial meeting all the way through recovery, he’s been nothing shy but perfect. I can’t compliment him enough on his professionalism, his confidence, his mannerism and his work. The practice is stunning and his employees are very well trained. To add to my compliments, I work as a medical assistant for a Dermatology clinic in the area. I can receive discounted Botox and cosmetic procedures yet I choose to see Dr. Dauwe instead because I believe in him and his talents. I will pay for his services rather than receiving discounted procedures knowing I’m in could hands with his care. I highly recommend everyone schedule and appointment to see him!"- S.F. / Google / Feb 21, 2019
Am I a Candidate for Acne Scar Treatments?
To be considered for acne scar treatment, you may be searching for an alternative to other treatments like chemical peels, microdermabrasion, or a surgical procedure. Patients with acne scars that just won't fade are great candidates for acne scar treatment. Our aesthetic team and Dr. Dauwe can assess your acne scars and the surrounding skin to see if you qualify for any of our scar removal techniques.
What is the Best Way to Get Rid of Acne Scars?
With our state-of-the-art treatment options, we can reduce the appearance of acne scars with advanced laser systems without harming the surrounding skin. Our lasers are versatile and can be adjusted to suit a variety of skin types and tones, as well as expanded to treat larger trouble areas with precision. Laser treatments can be combined with soft tissue fillers, such as restylane, juvederm, or sculptra to address the scars. Other treatments may include RF microneedling, which uses bipolar radiofrequency to deliver controlled heat to the base of the scar to stimulate collagen production. During your consultation with Dr. Dauwe, he will go over all your options to create a unique treatment plan that addresses your specific concerns. Your plan may include:
- Deep fractional resurfacing with Erbium
- CO2 laser treatment
- Soft tissue fillers
- Chemical Peel
- RF microneedling
How Long is Recovery from Acne Scar Treatments?
Following an acne scar improvement treatment, some patients may experience minimal side effects such as redness, swelling, or bruising on the treated area; however, these effects will typically disappear within a few hours to a few days. You will typically see dramatic results after just one session, but scars typically require multiple treatments to show significant improvement. Since all of our acne scar treatments are noninvasive, they can be repeated to attain the aesthetic you desire. If you have negative side effects (such as excessive pain, fever, or discharge), please call our office for assistance.
Acne Scar Treatment FAQ
How much does acne scar treatment cost?
The cost will depend on the type of acne scar treatment used and the number of sessions needed to achieve your aesthetic goals. Dr. Dauwe can go over all your out-of-pocket costs during your first visit. Our practice accepts a variety of payment options and can set up a payment plan to help make your treatment more affordable.
How many acne scar treatments will I need?
The number of sessions needed will rely on the level of scarring. Individuals with mild to moderate acne scars will require fewer treatments than those with severe damage. During your treatment planning, we will assess your skin and make a recommendation on how many treatments you may need to reduce scarring.
Does an acne scar treatment hurt?
You can enjoy a relatively comfortable procedure as a topical anesthetic will be applied to your skin to provide continuous comfort throughout your treatment.
Do I need to avoid sun exposure after an acne scar treatment?
Please keep in mind that you will need to protect your skin from direct sun exposure (as it is best for your skin while it is sensitive to light after a laser or RF microneedling treatment). We also recommend incorporating a daily sunscreen into your skin care routine to protect the overall health of your skin.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- From $250
- Recovery Time
- 4 – 5 Days
- Average Procedure Time
- 1 Hour
- Post-op Follow-up
- Day 1, Week 2 &6
- Procedure Recovery Location
Get Smoother Skin
Are you unhappy with the look of your skin? Thanks to acne scar treatments, Dr. Dauwe can help reduce the appearance of unwanted scars for a softer profile. We offer a wide variety of options to meet the diverse needs of our many clients. Call our Dallas, TX office today to make an appointment to learn more.