Cosmetic Skin

Dr. Rapaport has over 30 years of experience creating personalized treatments for patients seeking help with acne scars. He has helped thousands of patients reduce their acne scars and improve their self confidence.

What are the types of acne scars and what do they look like?

Acne scars fall in two general categories, Atrophic and Hypertrophic scars

Depressed or Atrophic Scars:

Raised or Hypertrophic Scars (aka Keloid scars)

These scars are raised from the skin caused by the over-growth of collagen in the area. These scars are usually found on the chest, back and shoulders and jaw line and can be itchy, tender or painful. Treating acne scars is difficult but achievable, and requires professional help from a trained dermatologist like Dr. Rapaport for tangible improvement.

Acne Scar Treatment:

Our acne scar expert, Dr. Rapaport will meet you in the office. He’ll visually examine the scar to determine the type of acne scar(s) you have and will suggest the best treatment based on the type of scarring. He recommends treatment to start as soon as possible as delays in treating acne scars typically increase the severity of such scars.

Dr. Rapaport uses a combination of the following dermal treatments to treat acne scars:

Acne Scar Prevention:

Dr. Rapaport recommends not to pick or squeeze your acne areas. This will damage the skin resulting in inflammation which will make scars worse. He also suggests to wear sunblock as exposure to too much sun can darken scarring which will make scars more prominent.


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