How Can I Get Rid of Acne Scars?

Would you like to get rid of those unattractive acne scars?  Treating acne scars can be challenging, because there are different types of scars, and they vary in severity.  Acne scars won’t improve without treatment, but fortunately, there are several effective tools and techniques that can be used to treat them successfully.

What causes acne scars?

Acne scars occur as a result of the body’s natural repair process after an acne outbreak.  Acne outbreaks are usually marked by inflammatory nodules such as pimples and pustules.   The body increases collagen production to help fix the injury, but the collagen forms in an abnormal pattern that leads to indented or raised areas, which become acne scars.

How Can I Get Rid of Acne Scars?

Laser therapy is one approach that has been used to successfully reduce the appearance of mild to moderate acne scars.   Although various lasers can be used to treat acne scars, fractional lasers are a highly efficient option.

The Halo hybrid fractional laser by Sciton is a state-of-the-art solution that features both ablative and non-ablative wavelengths and delivers rapid results with minimal downtime.   It is the first FDA approved hybrid laser treatment. 

How the Halo reduces acne scars

The ablative laser targets the outer layer of the skin, delivering beams of energy that remove specific areas of damaged skin while leaving surrounding tissue intact.  At the same time, the non-ablative laser energy penetrates down to the dermal layer of the skin and stimulates the production of collagen, which helps to heal acne scars. 

Are you ready to try the Halo treatment for acne scars?  Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the Walnut Creek or Greenbrae, CA areas, contact board-certified plastic surgeon Robert Aycock, MD for a consultation.

You can reach Dr. Aycock at, or by calling (925) 854-4174 (Walnut Creek) or (415) 903-8463 (Greenbrae).

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