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Subcision treatment for acne scar reduction in New York, NY

The effects of acne can linger beyond the teen and early adult years. Unfortunately, acne scarring can leave a lasting presence, but there is hope. Now, patients in New York, NY can turn to Dr. Stephen Comite and the team at SkinProvement Dermatology New York. Dr. Comite offers subcision treatment for acne scar reduction.

Acne scars

Scars are the result of skin trauma. When it comes to acne, popping pimples or having cystic acne are common causes of scarring. Acne breakouts consist of bacteria and dead cells trapped within the skin. When the pimple bursts, the bacteria and dead skin cells spread. The body tries to repair the damage. However, the new tissue often differs from the surrounding skin, resulting in a scar.

Scars may be hypertrophic or atrophic. Hypertrophic scars are raised and are the result of too much collagen production. Atrophic scars are due to a loss of collagen and appear as skin depressions. Common acne scars include:

  •       Ice pick scars
  •       Boxcars
  •       Rolling scars

Subcision treatment

Subcision is a great option for patients with deep, depressed facial acne scars. While shallow acne scars may be reddish and disappear in time, deep scars can be permanent. Scar tissue pulls down on the skin creating the appearance of rolling scars or depressions.

Subcision is a procedure for treating depressed scars. This simple office procedure works to break up the fibrous tissue that is tethering the scar to the subcutaneous tissue. After applying a topical anesthetic cream – no injections are generally required –, a small needle is inserted at the scar and gently moved to break up the scar tissue. This relieves the depression and allows the scar to fade away. Subcision can be performed alone or with other therapies for optimal results.

Acne scar reduction treatments have greatly improved and increased in popularity in recent years. The treatments effectively improve the skin’s texture by breaking up scar tissue, stimulating cell turnover, and raising depressed scars. The goal of subcision and other acne scar treatments is to minimize the scar’s appearance.

To learn more about subcision treatment for acne scar reduction, contact SkinProvement Dermatology New York. Call (212) 933-9490.

SKINPROVEMENT DERMATOLOGY In New York is committed to providing patients world-class treatments for skin, hair, and nails. They understand and acknowledge the diversity among all patients to treat them more efficiently using state of the art technology and decades of professional expertise.

DR. STEPHEN COMITE Is a board-certified Dermatologist with an impeccable academic background and he is valued as one of the best Dermatologists in NY due to his expert skills and his compassionate nature towards all of his patients.
| Evan C.

Dr. Comite is a compassionate and caring doctor who has done an excellent job as my dermatologist. His advice is always thoughtful and he works with me to find the best treatment options. He is highly motivated and extremely helpful. My skin has drastically improved since I started seeing him. I would highly recommend Dr. Comite to anyone seeking dermatology care.

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