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Hidef Acne Scar Therapy In Los Angeles

HIDEF Acne Scar Treatments in Los Angeles


Acne is an inevitable part of adolescence and usually fades away with time. Deep cystic acne can cause permanent scarring on the facial skin that can leave indentations on the skin that are known as atrophic acne scars. There are different types of acne scars that can develop on the face and these are characterized by there a depth to width ratio and include rolling acne scars, Valley acne scars, boxcar acne scars, and ice pick acne scars. The difference between the different types of acne scars depends on how deep they are relative to their surface area.


The treatment of acne scars begins with a careful examination to determine which type of therapies are appropriate for the scars. Although most people will develop acne over the course of their lives, Only a small portion develop deep scars that are visible during normal social interactions. Acne scars are particularly prominent among certain ethnic groups including Asians, Hispanics, and Pacific islanders. Regardless of your skin type there are options to improve the skin and dramatically smooth the complexion.


The choice of acne scar treatments depends on the results of a skin examination by acne scar expert Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian. During your consultation he will examine your skin and determine the most appropriate treatment options based on your skin type, complexion, and severity of acne scars.




Topical therapy is an important part of any acne scar regimen. It is important to reduce excess of sebum and the development of any future cystic acne. Dr. Karamanoukian will prescribe a comprehensive skin regimen that may include Melarase skin lightening creams, Clarase acne wash and Claripads, and bi-weekly Optimasks to improve your skin quality and reduce the risk of postinflammatory hyperpigmentation resulting from any acne scar treatments.


Laser therapy can help dramatically improve the contour of the skin and the production of collagen within atrophic acne scars. There are different types of laser therapy that connect to resurface to scan using fractional laser, reduce redness and discoloration resulting from postinflammatory hyperpigmentation and postinflammatory erythema. Non ablative lasers can also be used including the Vbeam laser and YAG laser to help resurface the skin and reduce inflammation. It is imperative that lasers be used along side topical acne treatments to reduce the onset of cystic acne during your therapy.


RF treatments are an excellent modality for the treatment of deep acne scars in patients with darker skin complexion's and a history of postinflammatory hyperpigmentation. Ematrix RF is used to build collagen and resurface irregular surface contour in patients with deep acne scars including valley scars and boxcar scars. We often use RF treatments alongside the Hydrafacial exfoliation and light chemical peels.


Chemical Peels: There are different types of chemical peels that are now used to help treat acne scars including the Melapeel, TCA peel, and Hydroxy acid peels. Chemical peels can help wipe away excess sebum, reduce skin pigmentation, even skin complexion, and reduce uneven acne scar contour.


PRP micro needling is an essential part of our high definition acne scar protocols and can help rebuild deficient collagen stores in the skin. PRP micro needling is also use with intralesional PRP to help stimulate collagen production for facial and body acne.


Surgical scar therapy Is an important part of high definition acne scar protocols and includes either subcision alone or in combination with acne scar surgery to remove unwanted tethering and scar tissue along side and acne scar.


Our office specializes in acne scar treatments and we suggest an in person consultation to help formulate a tailored plan to help reduce acne scars on the face. We are also experts in acne scars on the body including those that are associated with hypertrophic scarring or keloids. Please call the office of Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian at 310-998-5533 to schedule a comprehensive consultation.


Kare Plastic Surgery + Skin Health Center

804 7th Street

Santa Monica, CA 90403