Acne Scar
Removal NYC

Diagnosis and assessment of back acne scars
Multidisciplinary approach to managing chronic back acne
Comprehensive customized treatment plan for active back acne and scars

Types of Back Acne
Scar Treatment

Subcision scar removal
Laser resurfacing
IPL PIH treatment
PRP (platelet-rich-plasma)
Dermal fillers
Chemical peels

Top Specialist
in Treating Back Acne & Scars

Dr. Ammar M. is a Member of the American Society of Cosmetic Surgeons
Expert in the field of surgical and regenerative cosmetic procedures
Very high success rate at successfully treating back acne scars


Book a FREE One-On-One Consultation

As a new patient you will receive a Free No-Obligation Comprehensive Back Acne Consultation with the top back acne scar specialists in New York City, in order to determine the best treatment for YOU.

Limited Time Offer.

Best Back Acne Scar Treatments at Alinea Medical

Nordlys Ellipse Frax 1550 Laser

Back acne scar laser treatment is best suited for shallow to medium depth acne scars, such as boxcar scars, rolling scars and ice-pick scars. For deeper scarring subcision surgery may be a more appropriate treatment option.  

Selective Waveband (SWT®) IPL

Improves skin tone and reduces the appearance of red and brown hyperpigmented back acne scars by targeting both red and brown pigmentation lesions, specifically removing black acne marks from the back.

Subcision Scar Revision

Ideal for deep pitted scars, subcision involves releasing acne scar tissue from the dermis. A special needle is used to sever the scar tissue directly under the skin, smoothing its appearance.

PRP (platelet-rich-plasma)

PRP works best when combined with other therapies such as microneedling. It involves using  concentrated healing factors from your own blood to boost your body’s production of collagen to improve the appearance of back acne scars.

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Dermal fillers

Dermal fillers restore the volume loss that’s characteristic of deep acne scars. Particularly following  subcision scar removal, fillers can be used to smooth dimpling on the skin’s surface.

Chemical Peels

Chemical skin peels have been the gold standard for a variety of acne scars for many decades. Peels still useful today for resurfacing both the top and deeper layers of skin to help minimize both pitted and hyperpigmented acne scars.

Back Acne Scars Causes

Acne scars and marks on the back are formed by the same processes as anywhere else on the body. They’re usually the result of skin and soft tissue damage following chronic cystic acne.

Back acne scars range from mild and superficial – affecting mostly the epidermis – to deeper and more severe, as is the case with ice-pick scars. These types of scars affect the skin’s structures at the dermis level and often require surgery to correct. 

Another class of acne scars are more superficial in nature and are typically caused by post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH). This type of scarring is characterized by dark marks or reddish lesions left over after an acne breakout. PIH can take many months (sometimes years) to resolve on its own without treatment.

Furthermore, extremely harsh or inappropriate acne treatment can make acne scars worse by drying up oil and moisture in the skin, thereby impairing proper skin function. 

Multidisciplinary Approach Needed

Unsightly acne scars can impact a person’s self-esteem and confidence level. Fortunately, a multitude of highly effective and advanced treatments are available to remove acne marks from the back and dramatically improve the skin’s appearance.

If you’re searching for solutions for how to get rid of back acne scars, you need to have realistic expectations. Eradicating old, deep back acne scars will not happen overnight and in most cases will require a long-term plan using different modalities. To achieve the best possible results a customized approach and diligent adherence to your doctor’s recommendations will be necessary.

Control Active Breakouts

If you currently have an active acne breakout on your back, your doctor will advise you to treat this concern first before attempting back acne scar removal.

That’s because live cystic acne harbors an underlying bacterial infection that can potentially spread to other areas and result in serious complications.Furthermore, as your cystic acne heals it can leave behind additional acne scars and marks.


For these reasons doctors will always opt to treat you for the acne first, and once that’s resolved only then will you be presented with options for addressing the remaining scarring.  


Book a FREE One-On-One Consultation

As a new patient you will receive a Free No-Obligation Comprehensive Back Acne Consultation with the top back acne scar specialists in New York City, in order to determine the best treatment for YOU.

Limited Time Offer.

What Causes Back Acne?

Back acne is typically caused by excess oil, sebum and the accumulation of dead skin cells inside your pores.

Once the pores become blocked, harmless bacteria that normally live in balance begin to proliferate in the sebaceous glands, leading to an inflammatory response. This in turn leads to the red pustules normally associated with acne breakouts.


The biggest contributing factor to back pimples is poor hygiene, such as not showering immediately after a workout, using heavy or irritating beauty products products, or wearing tight clothing that prevents your skin from breathing.


If you’ve ruled out any of the above then your back acne may be caused by an underlying health condition such as PCOS, dietary allergies or hormone imbalance. A proper diagnosis by a qualified medical professional will help you determine the cause of your back acne and recommend appropriate treatment options.

How to Get Rid of Back Acne at Alinea Medical


During your initial consultation one of our specialists will examine the affected area, review your medical history and accurately diagnose the nature of your back acne.

Treatment Plan

A customized multi-approach treatment plan may be necessary to get your active blemishes under control and prevent future eruptions from occurring.

Multi-Step Approach

Your treatment strategy may involve any of the following over the course of six months or longer:
  • Topical medications
  • Dietary modifications
  • Light therapies
  • Chemical peels
  • Skin treatments such as HydraFacial


What kind of topical medication can be used as a back acne dark spot remover?

If you no longer have active blemishes, your doctor may recommend any number of topical products to improve dark spots, such as retinoids, hydroquinone and/or a series of professional chemicals peels.

What back acne treatments are best for me?

The most suitable acne treatment approach depends on a number of factors, including your age, gender, how long you’ve had the condition and several others. The fastest route to having smooth, blemish-free skin is to schedule an appointment with a back acne specialist for a thorough consultation and personalized treatment plan.