What causes acne scars?
To understand what causes acne scars to form, we first need to understand how acne develops. Acne occurs
when the pores of your skin become clogged with oil, bacteria and dead skin cells. When acne penetrates deep
into the skin, it can damage the tissue beneath it. As your acne clears up, your body then tries to repair
the damage the blemish has done by producing collagen. However, if your body produces too much or too little
collagen, a scar will form. These are the two types of acne scars that may develop:
1. Hypertrophic scars
When your body produces too much collagen during the healing process, hypertrophic scarring occurs. These
scars are marked by raised bumps or ridges on the skin.
2. Atrophic scars
Atrophic scars are depressed areas of skin where live acne used to occur. Common forms include “ice pick”
scars that look like tiny holes in the skin, and “boxcar” scars that are large and resemble the scars that
develop after the chicken pox.
Depending on the type and severity of the scars present, as well as your unique skin condition, we will
advise on which of the best scar treatments Los Angeles has available will most effectively reduce your
scarring and achieve the beautiful skin you deserve.
Trust your skin to an acne scar revision expert
At Marcus Medical Spa, we specialize in helping resolve unsightly acne scarring – restoring clear,
smooth and beautiful skin. As such, we are proud to offer our discerning clients the following treatment
options the best acne scar treatment Los Angeles has available:
Fractional CO2 Laser
Fractional CO2 laser resurfacing is a highly effective, noninvasive way to treat a wide variety of skin
conditions – including scarring, skin texture irregularities and large pores. It also stimulates collagen
production and encourages the skin to replenish itself from the inside out, ensuring a healthy long-term
Our chemical peels are particularly helpful for clients suffering with acne scars on the face, chest and
back. The treatment involves using a powerful acid solution to remove the damaged outermost layers of skin,
along with any imperfections that exist, such as acne scars, texture irregularities and large pores. In this
way, the chemical peel treats the issues that concern you most and reveals a brand new, undamaged layer of
Designed to remove dead cells from the outer layer of your skin and stimulate the body’s natural production
of collagen and elastin, microdermabrasion is an excellent acne scar treatment that will improve the health,
appearance and quality of your skin over time.
Also known as Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), microneedling is a natural, gentle and noninvasive way to
rejuvenate your skin, stimulate the production of collagen and improve the appearance of acne scars.
Before & After
Please view our beautiful before and after gallery to see for yourself the smooth and clear results you can expect to achieve from among the best acne scars treatment Manhattan Beach has available at Marcus Medical Spa.
An ideal option for deep acne scars, the powerful DeepFX laser stimulates collagen production beneath the
skin’s surface to target hard-to-treat scars, revealing a smooth and blemish-free complexion.
A noninvasive, non-ablative and extremely effective procedure, Laser Genesis is designed to treat acne
scars, as well as fine lines, large pores, uneven skin texture and more. It works by sending targeted heat
to the treatment area to stimulate the production of collagen, rejuvenating the skin from the inside out.
A terrific option for superficial acne scars, photodynamic therapy, also known as PDT, is a noninvasive
procedure that uses the gentle power of light therapy to remove damaged skin cells without harming the
Schedule a Consultation
If you would like to further discuss among the best acne scar treatment Redondo Beach has available, we
encourage you to schedule a consultation today. During that meeting, we will advise on which treatment is
best for your unique scars, as well as compose a personalized treatment plan designed to reduce acne
scars and restore smooth and youthful skin. You may request a consultation online, or if you
prefer, you may call the office directly and one of our seasoned staff members will be able to assist you.
Dr. Keith Marcus
The Plastic Surgeon Behind the Marcus Medical Spa
Dr. Keith Marcus, the director of the Marcus Medical Spa, is a board-certified head and neck surgeon, specializing in facial plastic surgery. Dr. Marcus is an active member of the Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Marcus feels that treating each client completely is the most important aspect of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. He personally performs many of the non-invasive procedures such as Botox and Dysport, Juvederm, CoolSculpting, and IPL Photofacials.
Dr. Marcus has made it his goal to ensure that Marcus Medical Spa delivers nothing short of premier
non-invasive treatment. As a facial plastic surgeon, he is able to ensure a new standard in the world of
medspas. While Dr. Marcus may not deliver every treatment, he stands behind them and personally ensures the
quality of the work. In this way, Dr. Marcus and his team provide each client with a higher level of
attention and care.