Acne Scar
Treatment NYC

We perfected the science & art of acne scar removal.
Specialty acne scar removal clinic in NYC.
Performed by a Board Certified Medical Doctor.
Free Comprehensive Analysis. Limited time offer.

Laser Treatment
for Acne Scars

Industry Leading Laser Acne Scar Removal Technology
Minimally-Invasive FRAX Non-Ablative Laser
Narrow Wavelength IPL Technology
The most advanced clinically-proven systems

Board-Certified
& Experienced Medical Doctors

Member of the American Society of Cosmetic Laser Surgery
Member of the American Society of Cosmetic Surgeons
Administered by a Board Certified Medical Doctor MD

FREE
Consultation
For All New Patients

For a limited-time only, all new acne scar treatment patients receive a free comprehensive one on one consultation with Dr. Ammar.
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LIMITED TIME OFFER!

Book a FREE One-On-One Consultation

As a new patient you will receive a Free comprehensive acne scar consultation with Dr. Ammar to ensure the services we offer are well suited for YOU.

We also offer Care Credit & Med Loan Financing which provide a convenient and flexible way to pay for your aesthetics procedures.

Best Acne Scar Treatment in New York City

We use the most advanced acne scar removal modalities to personalize each patient’s acne scar treatment to reflect their unique skin type and scar concerns.

Before and After Pictures

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Advanced Acne Scar Laser Technology

Nodlys Ellipse Frax Laser offers a legacy of innovative medical aesthetic treatment solutions that change lives. Our cutting-edge lasers remove ice-pick acne scars, rolling acne scars, boxcar acne scars, surgical scars as well as atrophic and hypertrophic acne scars.

Experts in Combination Treatments

We combine the FRAX Laser with SWT® IPL for comprehensive laser acne scar removal as well as with non-energy treatments such as the ViPeel, Hydrafacial and specialty medical skincare products scientifically proven to remove acne scars.

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Targets Scars with Red and Brown Pigment

Our Ellipse SWT® IPL system with unique narrowband technology targets pigmented scars (containing melanin) and red acne scars which have been very difficult to remove with earlier laser skin care technologies. We make this a thing of the past with one of the world’s most innovative holistic acne scar removal treatments now available in NYC.

Fillers for Acne Scars

Expertise in treating deep-pit acne scars with soft-tissue filler such as Juvederm® and Retylane® to smooth and fill the acne scar surface and improve its appearance.
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Advanced Acne Treatment for Darker Skin

Dr. Ammar is a medical doctor and an acne scar expert who understands how to lighten acne scars resulting from PIF, using skin peels and topical retinoids, a group of medications derived from vitamin A.

Before Acne Scar Removal We Stop Future Acne Breakouts

It’s important to note that before treating acne scars, any active or “live” breakouts need to be brought under control first to ensure the infected areas don’t spread or become worse. At Alinea Medical we use the worlds leading acne laser treatment technologies including the Acne Laser, ViPeel skin peels and medical skin care products to reduce active blemishes. Call us today to book a 100% free analysis and consultation for your active acne problems.

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LIMITED TIME OFFER!

Book a FREE One-On-One Consultation

As a new patient you will receive a Free comprehensive acne scar consultation with Dr. Ammar to ensure the services we offer are well suited for YOU.

We also offer Care Credit & Med Loan Financing which provide a convenient and flexible way to pay for your aesthetics procedures.

How to Remove Acne Scars

The best acne scar treatment depends on the type of scar that’s being addressed. At Alinea Medical Spa we successfully treat all types of acne scars using the Nodlys Ellipse Frax 1550 Laser and its sister technology the Selective Waveband (SWT®) IPL device by Candela, as well as a handful of other acne scar treatment services including; HydraFacial, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, fillers such as Restylane® or Juvederm® for volume improvement, topical skin-lighteners such as retinol, salicylic acid, lactic acid, resorcinol, kojic acid, mandelic acid, and tretinoin, as well as other specialty procedures specifically designed for acne scar removal.
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FRAX 1550 NON-ABLATIVE FRACTIONAL LASER

This innovative device targets ice-pick scars, rolling scars, boxcar scars, surgical scars as well as atrophic and hypertrophic scars. This laser acne scar treatment works by creating tiny ‘islands’ of controlled heat damage that’s surrounded by healthy, untreated skin. The heat stimulates fibroblasts and collagen, the building blocks of healthy tissue. As the body repairs these micro inquiries and new skin cells are formed, the acne scars fade and become less pronounced. The huge advantage of non-ablative laser resurfacing, in contrast to ablative resurfacing, is that there is minimal downtime post-procedure. Additionally, the FRAX 1550 laser is gentle, has very few side effects and is virtually painless.

ELLIPSE SELECTIVE WAVEBAND IPL (SWT®)

For red and/or brown spots, significantly reducing the appearance of acne scarring. Through controlled light, this device directs controlled pulses of specific light into the upper epidermis where the light is absorbed by the red or brown pigment. After a series of sessions, the pigment will become less visible and in many cases clears up completely.

Subcision Scar Removal

Subcision is a minor outpatient surgical procedure used to correct a type of scar called a “depressed scar.” This is normally characterized by a defect in the volume of the skin at the site of the scar. The main objective of subcision is to correct the decrease in volume and help smooth the scar and surrounding tissue.

Subcision is highly effective for treating depressed acne scars. A special hypodermic needle is inserted subcutaneously by the surgeon to break down fibrotic strands and release the underlying scar tissues that’s tethered down within the dermal structures. As the fibrotic strands are released, new collagen forms as a healing response to the needle punctures, resulting in profound cosmetic amelioration of the scars.

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How Subcision Scar Removal is Performed

Subcision Treats Multiple Types of Scars

How Many Sessions are Needed?

The exact number of subcision treatments will vary from patient to patient. Typically anywhere from 1-3 visits to your surgeon may be required for maximal results. Please note that subcision surgery may not completely eliminate your scars but will result in considerable and noticeable  improvement.

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HOW CAN WE HELP YOU?

Do you have specific questions about our acne scar removal services? Send us a photo of your acne/scars and get your questions answered by one of our specialists at our acne scar removal medical spa in NYC.

What Causes Acne Scars?

Acne scars are an inflammatory response to acne lesions, papules, pimples or cysts. They tend to occur when pores and hair follicles filled with pus, excess oil, dead skin cells and bacteria rupture the skin’s surface. The infected pore contents spills out and damage the surrounding skin tissue, creating the perfect conditions for an acne scar.

The body’s natural healing instinct is to repair the damaged skin tissue by generating new collagen. During the healing stage the body can overproduce collagen, resulting in uneven or discolored scar tissue. Ice-pick scars are more serious and tend to occur when there is a rupture deep in the follicular wall. With current advances in acne scar removal technologies, however, even these deep ice pick scars can be treated very effectively and affordably.

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Who is a Good Candidate for Acne Scar Treatment?

Patients who no longer have active acne and are wondering how to get rid of acne scars or marks are excellent candidates for acne scar removal with laser, IPL and other innovative treatment solutions.

Since the FRAX laser targets the water structures in the skin and not pigment, it’s well-suited for treating patients with skin types 1-3 on the Fitzpatrick scale.

How Laser Acne Scar Removal Works

Ellipse IPL, Frax 1550 Acne Scar Removal Laser

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Different Grades of Acne and Best Treatment Options for Each

Grade 1 Acne Scarring:

Surface scar with or without pigment. Treatment options include: IPL, HydraFacial, Microneedling, Microndermabrasion in combination with chemical peels and topical skin-lighteners such as retinol, salicylic acid, lactic acid, resorcinol, kojic acid, mandelic acid, and tretinoin.

Grade 2 Acne Scarring:

Mostly surface marks with mild depressions or slightly thickened epidermis. These scars are best addressed by gentle surfacing and slight volume improvement. Treatment options include: IPL, FRAX non-ablative resurfacing lasers in combination with chemical peels Microneedling and Microdermabrasion.

Grade 3 Acne Scarring:

This is considered “moderate scarring” with the presence of atrophic (depressed) scars or hypertrophic (thickened) scars.This type of scar needs a multi-device or combination approach to resurface the skin using FRAX laser, IPL to address pigment issues and dermal fillers such as Restylane® or Juvederm® for volume improvement.

How to treat ice pick acne scars

Punch excision and punch grafting involves cutting out the scar then suturing or gluing the opening together. A small scar may be left from the procedure but because it’s smaller and level with the surrounding skin’s surface, it’s much less noticeable than the original ice pick scar.

Grade 4 Acne Scarring:

This is considered “severe scarring” with severe atrophic (depressed or pitted) scars or hypertrophic (very thick) scars that remain raised even when the skin is stretched.These are the deep box scars, ice pick scars and deep-pit acne scars. Severe conditions like this require a series of FRAX, IPL and/or chemicals peel sessions to improve the skin’s surface. Deep depressions can be addressed with dermal fillers such as Restylane® or Juvederm®.

How to treat ice pick acne scars

Punch excision and punch grafting involves cutting out the scar then suturing or gluing the opening together. A small scar may be left from the procedure but because it’s smaller and level with the surrounding skin’s surface, it’s much less noticeable than the original ice pick scar.

FAQ’s

How much is laser acne scar removal in NYC?

On average laser acne scar removal in NYC costs $850/session. Patients usually need 3 or more treatments depending on the severity of the acne scars.We also offer a very effective chemical peel called the ViPeel which is $450/peel. If the patients purchase a package of treatments we provide a 10% discount off the entire package.

How long does it take for acne scars to fade?

It depends on the type of acne scar. Most acne scars are actually the result of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH). This type of pigmented lesion can take up to two years to fade without treatment; however, eventually they will become less noticeable. True acne scars in contrast have considerable tissue damage and will need medical intervention to repair the skin.

How to get rid of butt acne scars and scars on the chest?

Treatment for acne scars on the body is very similar, for the most part, as for the face. This may involve FRAX Laser, IPL photorejuvenation treatments, Microneedling, chemical peels and skin care products.

Microneedling for acne scars, does it work?

Microneedling is excellent for treating Grade 1 and Grade 2 type scarring (or mild to moderate). A series of 4-8 Microneedling sessions may be required for noticeable improvement in skin smoothness and acne scar amelioration. For deeper or more severe scars FRAX Non-Ablative Laser resurfacing, IPL and chemical peels may be more effective.

Can I use a dermaroller for acne scars?

A dermaroller is a manual microneedling device that’s often sold for home use. Although these devices may have some benefit, in amateur hands they’re more likely to cause complications such as infections and skin tearing. For serious acne scar treatment we recommend you seek the advice of a qualified skin care professional.

How many microdermabrasion treatments do I need for acne scars?

In most cases microdermabrasion alone is not sufficient to get rid of acne scars. Patients first need to undergo deeper resurfacing techniques such as FRAX Laser and/or IPL photorejuvenation to resolve any textural and pigmentation issues. A series of 4-6 microdermabrasion sessions can be used as a maintenance program after your laser treatments to keep skin looking smooth and healthy.