Acne and Acne Scarring

Acne often affects patients long past the initial outbreak. Long term acne can lead to scarring and other similar pockmark deformities.

Worldwide, treatment resistant acne is becoming an increasing concern for patients and dermatologist alike. At Aesthetica Cosmetic, Dr. Vasily uses a variety of lasers and light sources to treat acne. Lasers and light sources have provided a useful addition for patients who want to avoid the Accutane™ route. It must be emphasized that these lasers and light sources are best used as an adjunct therapy and not as a replacement for medications.

At Aesthetica, we offer a rational, stepwise approach to treating acne, beginning with simple topical adjunctive therapy such as microdermabrasion and chemical peels to so-called photodynamic therapy (PDT) for acne. The use of these adjunctive methods will usually allow control of acne; however, some patients will ultimately require Accutane™.

Multiple lasers for the treatment of acne are available at Aesthetica. These devices have been proven to be extremely effective in the treatment of resistant acne and are utilized on a daily basis at Aesthetica, in addition to our other very effective devices for acne including the V-Beam® or pulsed dye laser and HydraFacials™ for acne.

The treatment of acne scarring is complex. Treatment is based on the type of scarring in each individual patient. Dr. Vasily has done a considerable amount of clinical development work on different laser devices used to treat acne scarring and has helped to set the treatment guidelines used by other physicians for these treatments. Currently, we use a variety of lasers to correct acne scarring depending on the scar we are dealing with and the individual case. The availability of multiple lasers allows us to optimize are revision for each patient, often combining technologies to achieve the desired result.

Some of the lasers used for the treatment of acne and acne scarring on a daily basis include the Palomar Icon™ fractional 1540XD and XF hand pieces; Palomar™ 2940 hand piece, V-Beam® pulsed dye laser, Cutera® Excel V and Genesis mode laser and the Viora Reaction device for deep scars associated with laxity. For more severe and deeper, resistant scarring, we utilize the Lutronic® Fractional eCO2™ laser.

Acne Treatments at Aethetica

Acne Treatment - Front View

Acne Treatment - Side View