How Can I Get Rid of Acne Scarring?

By: Dr. Jeffrey Hsu


Acne scars can be a persistent reminder of past breakouts and skin issues. The good news is that they don't have to be long term. With the expertise of dermatologists like Dr. Jeffrey T.S. Hsu and Dr. Ashish Bhatia at Oak Dermatology, with locations serving Naperville, Itasca, and Joliet, IL, as well as the surrounding areas of Bolingbrook, Lenox, and Arlington Heights, IL, you have access to a variety of treatments that can significantly reduce or even get rid of acne scars.

What are the different types of scarring?

Understanding the type of acne scars you have is key to choosing the right acne scar treatment. There are several types, each requiring a specific approach:

  • Rolling scars: Give the skin a wave-like appearance.
  • Boxcar scars: Small, sharp indentations, typically on the temples and cheeks.
  • Shallow ice pick scars: Narrow, deep scars that are challenging to treat.

How can I get rid of acne scars?

Advancements in dermatological treatments have made getting rid of acne scars more effective than ever. Treatments like soft tissue fillers, including the long-term solution Bellafill®, can help lift and smooth out depressed scars. Laser skin resurfacing can target shallow boxcar scars, bringing about a more even skin texture. For those dealing with very deep scars, such as ice-pick scars, surgical removal may be advised, often in combination with laser treatments for a comprehensive approach. Additionally, chemical peels have been shown to gradually improve the appearance of shallow ice pick scars, requiring several sessions for optimal results.

What is the best treatment for my acne scars?

Choosing the best treatment for your acne scars will depend on the type of scars you have. At Oak Dermatology, Dr. Hsu and Dr. Bhatia offer personalized care, ensuring that treatments like fillers, laser skin resurfacing, surgical removal, or chemical peels are tailored to help meet your specific needs. By combining different treatments, they aim to achieve the best possible outcome for your skin.

Why choose Oak Dermatology for your acne scar treatment?

At Oak Dermatology in Naperville, Itasca, and Joliet, IL, you'll find a team of experienced professionals dedicated to helping you achieve clear, healthy-looking skin. Personalized treatment plans, a variety of advanced treatment options, and a commitment to patient satisfaction are just a few reasons to choose our services for your acne scar concerns.

If you're tired of letting acne scars define your appearance, it's time to take action. Reach out to Dr. Jeffrey T.S. Hsu and Dr. Ashish Bhatia at Oak Dermatology, serving Naperville, Itasca, Joliet, and the nearby Illinois communities, to explore your acne scar treatment options. Don't let scars hold you back any longer — start your journey to smoother, clearer skin today!

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.