Acne Scars Treatment - Dr. Arash Moradzadeh
Serving Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and surrounding areas
Acne is a skin condition that affects up to 80% of people in their teens and twenties, and up to 5% of older adults. While many people recover from acne without any permanent effects, some people are left with disfiguring acne scars. There are some topical skin care products and medications that can improve mild scarring, but most acne scars are treated with a combination of surgical procedures and skin resurfacing.
Treatments depend on how severe the scars are. In some cases, Dr. Moradzadeh may suggest a laser treatment, chemical peel or microdermabrasion to help improve the appearance of scarred areas.
Laser resurfacing – A laser is used to remove the damaged top layer of skin and tightens the middle layer, leaving skin smoother. This procedure can take anywhere from a few minutes to an hour. The doctor will use topical numbing cream to minimize discomfort. It usually takes between 3 and 10 days for the skin to heal completely.
Dermabrasion – This treatment uses a rotating wire brush or spinning diamond instrument to wear down the surface of the skin. As the skin heals, a new, smoother layer replaces the abraded skin. It may take a bit longer for skin to heal using dermabrasion — usually between 10 days and 3 weeks.
Fractional laser therapy – This type of treatment works on multiple layers of the skin. Because fractional laser therapy doesn’t wound the entire surface of the skin, the healing time is shorter. Mild redness will resolve over 4-7 days depending on the strength of the treatment.
Dermal fillers -Dermal fillers can be injected into acne scars to raise the surface of the skin and give the area a smoother look. This treatment does not permanently correct acne scars, so further injections are required.
Punch Excision -This method of surgically correcting acne scars is used on deep scars such as icepick and deep boxcar scars. This procedure uses a punch biopsy tool which is basically a round, sharp “cookie-cutter” tool that comes in a variety of diameters, which is matched to the size of the scar. Under local anesthesia the scar is excised with the punch tool and the skin edges are sutured together. The newly produced scar eventually fades and may not even be noticeable. If it is noticeable, it is more amenable to resurfacing techniques.
Subcutaneous Incision – During a subcutaneous incision treatment, a small needle is inserted parallel to the skin’s surface. The tool is used to cut bands of scar tissue that may have formed beneath the epidermis. These bands of tissue pull at the skin, creating an uneven or “wave-like” appearance. When these bands are cut, the tension is relieved and the skin immediately looks smoother and more even.
Dr. Moradzadeh is an expert in the management of acne scars. He will create a custom program which meets your specific skin needs. Frequently, patients will require a treatment plan with several modalities to achieve healthy looking skin with even tone and texture.
The experience I had with Dr. Moradzadeh as my surgeon was phenomenal. His unmatched craft coupled with his amazing bedside manner made for a very pleasant experience. Dr. Moradzadeh has gone above and beyond to achieve the absolute best and natural results possible.
One year ago, Dr. Moradzadeh performed a septoplasty/rhinoplasty on me. I was an athlete all through school and broke my nose multiple times while playing softball. After college, I wanted to pursue my modeling career but missed a lot of opportunities because of the external deformity of my nose. I saw a few local Facial Plastic Surgeons but after meeting with them, I never felt comfortable enough to commit. -Marry
For many years, I suffered from severe breathing problems through my nose. I had been delaying any medical procedures to fix the problem because I was uncomfortable with the process, especially the packing typically inserted into the nasal passages and the difficult recovery period. I went to see Dr. Moradzadeh for any alternative solutions. He described a quick, special surgical process that he can perform which alleviates the problem, improves nasal breathing and has no negative side effects. I willingly agreed since my discomfort was only getting worse. After the brief surgery, I immediately noticed the improvement. I haven’t been able to breathe this freely in years...-R.D.
He is amazing! Already recommended to family and My father is going in on Monday. An excellent doctor and so glad I was referred to him. :) His office staff is also on point and very friendly. What an awesome experience.-Diana
Very professional and skilled at administering botox. I highly recommend!
It was interesting to feel my forehead muscles trying to relax, but I took it easy the day I had my face done and although he said that the results show 7 to 10 days after... I noticed my expression lines chilling out 48 hours later. It is nice to have had a good experience and I am pleased thus far with the service.
I was pleasantly surprised at how the office is welcoming and they were even able to get me in sooner, as I was early. Parking is a little tricky, so I took valet across the street and it was about $10 (tip included). The doctor was friendly and gentle, getting the areas that I wanted to target....-Anonymous
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