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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.
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Dr. Comite and his staff are absolutely amazing! I was recommended to him from family and when I first went to see Dr. Comite my skin was in bad shape-I had very active acne, worse than I ever experienced before in my life. After having graduated from college I didn’t expect this skin change and I didn’t know how to improve it or if it would even improve. Dr. Comite however, was extremely knowledgeable, optimistic, and truly cared about helping me get my clear skin back. My visits were always friendly and comfortable which was important to me during a time when I was feeling less than myself. After only a few sessions, Dr. Comite and his team found the correct treatment to clear up my skin. Within a month my skin showed improvement and in only two months my skin drastically improved. After being a patient of Dr. Comite’s for over four years I couldn’t be happier! My skin has continued to be clear and I know if I have any questions or concerns an answer is just a phone call to the office. I’m so thankful to have found such a dedicated doctor in the field of dermatology. Dr. Comite and his staff helped me get, and keep, the skin I knew I could have. I highly recommend him to anyone with any dermatology needs.

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