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Active Acne Scar Treatments

Conveniently located to serve Columbus, Cincinnati, and Cleveland

At the Columbus institute of Plastic Surgery we certainly believe that a Medical Dermatologist is a great place to start when managing your active acne or complex cystic acne. Despite all of the advances in acne care to date, many patients are frustrated about not getting the results that they desire…clear smooth skin without blemishes. The comprehensive, multi-pronged management of active acne and acne scars is the only way for you to get closer to this goal! As Cosmetic Plastic Surgeons we have highly specialized training in medical grade skin care, all modes of laser and light technology, and surgical techniques that can be brought to bear on this vexing problem. Together with our team of aestheticians, nurses and doctors, we are a one-stop-shop for dealing with tough cases!
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WHAT CAUSES ACNE AND ACNE SCARS?

ACNE

  • P. acne bacteria
  • Sebaceous (oil gland) hyeractivity
  • Skin pore dsyfunction
  • Hormonal disregulation

ACNE SCARS

  • Chronic inflammation
  • Trauma
  • Damage to skin
  • Scarring of skin to underlying structures of face
  • Subcutanoues fat atrophy

HOW CAN I GET BETTER RESULTS WITH MY ACNE AND ACNE SCAR TREATMENTS?

Acne and acne scars are a chronic condition that can be quite debilitating to patients. The negative psychological impact of poorly controlled acne or acne scars is often underestimated. In order for you to get clear, blemish free skin with a smoother looking appearance, a multi-pronged approach is needed for success. Successful control of active acne requires that we used all the available tools at our disposal to get all four causes of acne under control, consistently. If you neglect one of the causes or slack off, your acne will come back. We usually start out with the simplest, most cost effective solutions and ramp things up depending on your response to treatment. If you have breakouts and a big event coming up, we can take a more aggressive approach to getting things under control. We often combine multiple treatments at the same time to get faster and better results than what you have experienced before.

WHAT TREATMENTS DO YOU HAVE TO ADDRESS ACNE AND ACNE SCARS?

ACTIVE ACNE TREATMENTS

  • Medical Grade Skin Care
  • Prescription Medications
  • Chemical Peels
  • Microdermabrasions
  • Photo-dynamic Therapy

ACNE SCAR TREATMENTS

  • Micro-needling Collagen Induction Therapy
  • Dermabrasion
  • Laser Resurfacing
  • Fractional Laser Resurfacing
  • Excision and Subcision
  • Autologous fat transfer

WILL I GET IMPROVEMENT IN MY ACTIVE ACNE AND ACNE SCARS?

While there is no cure or “silver-bullet” for acne or acne scars, the comprehensive treatment program that we use gets significant improvement in virtually all of our patients as long as they stick to the program. Our treatment program is a significant commitment of time and money, but it does deliver results. If you are tired and frustrated of “dead-end” acne treatments and ready to make a commitment, we are available to help!

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Microneedling

Microneedling

Skin rejuvenation, correction of enlarged pores, rough texture, and acne scar treatment with skin micro-needling.

Chemical Peels

Chemical Peels

With our safe and effective chemical peels our patients  can achieve a smoother, younger-looking complexion.

Sciton Skintyte

Sciton Skintyte

Sciton SkinTyte treatments deliver firmer, tighter looking skin of the face or body without surgery.

BBL Skin Treatment

BBL Skin Treatment

Sciton Broad Band Light (BBL) treatments effectively treat a broad variety of skin conditions comfortably and with no downtime.