Acne Scars Specialist

Jane Smith, MD -  - Phlebologist

Swan Medical Aesthetics at Veincare

Jane Smith, MD

Phlebologist & Internist located in Raleigh, NC

Acne is embarrassing and sometimes painful. To add insult to injury, it frequently leaves scars. If you want to lessen the appearance of your acne scars, reach out to Dr. Jane Smith and her wonderful team at VeinCare of Central North Carolina in Raleigh, North Carolina. Dr. Smith treats acne scars using Laser Genesis™ laser treatment. This treatment is noninvasive, painless, and effective. To learn more, call the practice or use the online booking tool today.

Acne Scars Q&A

Why do you get acne scars?

Scars form after the skin tries to repair itself. Acne scars are no different. They appear after pores engorged with bacteria, dead skin, and excess oil swell and break the follicle wall. To repair the lesions, the body creates new bands of collagen fiber.

While the collagen does heal the skin, it can leave behind evidence of the former blemish.

What types of acne scars can you get?

Typically, acne scars appear as either:

Keloid or hypertrophic scarring

When the body creates too much collagen, you can get acne scars that are raised masses on the skin.

Depressed or atrophic scarring

Depressed acne scars happen when the body can’t create enough new tissue to leave an even skin tone. 

Atrophic scarring creates either “icepick” scars, which are small, noticeable holes in the skin, or “boxcar” scars. Boxcar scars are depressed round or oval scars that have steep, angled sides.

How can you treat acne scars?

Dr. Smith and her team at VeinCare of Central North Carolina reduce acne scars using noninvasive, gentle treatments, such as laser treatment and light therapy. To diminish conditions associated with scarring, like hyperpigmentation, uneven skin tone, and enlarged pores, the practice uses the Cutera XEO® Laser Genesis™. 

This laser treatment reaches deep into your skin and promotes collagen growth. When the laser heats the skin, the skin thinks it’s injured and sends collagen to that area to repair it.

What’s the laser treatment procedure like?

Before beginning your Laser Genesis treatment, Dr. Smith preps your skin with a cleanser. She then looks at it under a microscope so she can examine its structures and damage up close. Based on her findings, Dr. Smith prescribes the number of sessions you’ll need to see your desired results.

When it’s time to begin, she gives you blackout goggles to protect your eyes from the laser. She then applies the laser to your skin using a handheld applicator. As Dr. Smith moves the laser across your skin, you’ll notice a warming sensation, which many patients find relaxing and enjoyable.

You may also notice a slight burning smell. If you do, rest assured that this is your peach fuzz burning off, not your skin.

After just one Laser Genesis session, you’ll find that your darker acne scars begin to lighten, your pores shrink, and your skin is much tighter and evener.

Don’t let acne scars get under your skin. Renew your self-confidence and improve your skin health by investing in treatment with Dr. Smith at VeinCare of Central North Carolina today. To schedule your consultation, call or use the online booking tool.