Acne Scarring

If you suffered from severe acne as a teenager, you may have a constant reminder of it daily. Acne scarring is very common, but it is unsightly and it can cause patients to become very self-conscious about their overall skin and appearance. It is important that you talk to a qualified dermatologist if you have scars, as there are treatments available. At Kleydman Dermatology, we offer professional acne scarring treatment in Brooklyn and our treatment will improve the look of your skin and minimize visible scars tremendously. If you would like to schedule an appointment with us, call our office now.

How Does Acne Scarring Occur?

Acne scars are caused by an inflamed lesion that appears such as a cyst or a papule. The way inflamed lesions occur is when the pore or the follicle becomes clogged with excess bacteria, oil, or dead skin cells. Acne is common and not thought to be a serious concern unless it begins to interfere with your normal social life or when it causes scars.

When the inflamed pore begins to swell, the follicle wall will break and if the rupture happens on or near the skin’s surface, then the blemish will appear to be small in nature and heal without any problems. Acne that causes scarring is caused when the lesion causes a deep break in the follicle wall and this leads to infected bacteria spreading out and destroying the cells nearby.

Once damage has been done to the dermis layer of skin, new collagen fibers will begin to form to repair the tissue, but the results never look the same and the skin does not appear smooth and can have deep pockets. It is possible for the body to produce too much collagen while trying to help heal the surface and the skin may appear raised in some areas.

The two main types of acne scarring include:

  • Atrophic cars
  • Hypertrophic scars

The reasons scars develop is due to the inflammation and the more inflammation there is, the more likely it is that you will develop an acne scar. Acne that is rooted deep into the skin can take a long time to heal and the longer it takes to heal, the more likely it is to leave a scar behind.

Typically, blackheads, non-inflamed blemishes, and whiteheads do NOT cause scarring. In addition, it is important for you to talk to a dermatologist because not all acne scars are true scars and they may just be a pigmentation issue.

Schedule an Acne Scarring Consultation in Brooklyn Today

If you suffer from acne scarring in Brooklyn, now is your chance to learn about how we can help you and improve the look of your skin. Acne scars can be visibly reduced through different skin treatments that target the area such as Microneedling. Kleydman Dermatology is prepared to work with you and provide you with the skin care you need to improve the way it looks. If you would like to schedule an appointment with us, call our office today.


After a battle with acne, unfortunately acne scarring is a residual reminder that stays and is very difficult to treat. In our facility, we have found a series of treatments that help with acne scarring and the redness that accompanies scarring. The least invasive treatment that is offered are chemical peels, which held shed the outer layers of the epidermis and in turn stimulate the dermis to produce more collagen to fill the scarring. For the redness, we utilize Cutera Excel V laser, which improves the appearance of extensive acne scarring by evening out the pigmentation and skin tone.


Other treatment procedures include microneedling and fractional lasers. Microneedling is performed using a micropen with small needles that are run over the treatment site. This creates microchannels, which allow serums like hyaluronic acid to penetrate deep into the epidermis thus inducing collagen and elastin production, which in turn heal the skin and fill the scarring by autologous processes. Pixel is a non-ablative CO2 fractional laser, which treats scarring, fine lines, irregular texture and overall uneven skin. In conjunction, a few of these treatments can be chosen for you to achieve desired results.