Acne Scars

Acne breakouts are a common skin condition that can happen to anyone. With proper skin care, most people barely have any lasting signs of acne. However, for one out of five people, more severe acne breakouts can lead to various types of acne scarring.

After acne breakouts, acne scars can affect the look and texture of your skin, especially your face, chest, and back. Without treatment, these scars can stick around for the rest of your life. However, over-the-counter and cosmetic solutions can have varying levels of success or use short-term solutions to conceal acne scars. To get noticeable results, you may need minimally invasive solutions from trusted aesthetic practices.

At Advanced Aesthetics, we address our patients’ concerns with acne scarring through effective acne scar treatment in OKC. Our state-of-the-art aesthetic clinic provides personalized treatment plans that deliver results. With over 25 years of experience and a well-trained team, Advanced Aesthetics is your source for reliable acne scar treatment.

What Treatment Is Offered for Acne Scars?

Advanced Aesthetics recommends personalized treatment plans for patients who want to achieve their beauty goals. For patients in search of acne scar treatment in OKC, we can recommend several options:

Fraxel is a fractional non-ablative skin resurfacing treatment that treats skin textures caused by acne scarring, sun damage, and aging. The minimally invasive process uses a laser to safely heat the deeper layers of the skin without damaging the top skin layer. This triggers collagen production and skin cell generation to remove damaged skin cells and replace them with smoother, newer skin cells.

SkinPen is a minimally invasive microneedling procedure. Microneedles create skin damage that triggers the natural repair and healing process. This causes your body to shed damaged and scarred skin cells and replace them with newer cells. Unlike at-home microneedling services, microneedling from an aesthetic clinic is safer and more effective for deep-rooted skin conditions like acne scars. Combine this with PRP treatments for maximum results.

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) facial treatments involve extracting blood from your body and processing it into PRP, which is reinjected or applied to your skin. This process maximizes your platelets’ natural healing process and triggers collagen production to repair your skin. Since PRP is made from your blood, the risk of adverse effects is very low compared to other skin care products.

Clear + Brilliant Touch is a gentle laser treatment procedure that uses a fractional laser that’s suitable for all skin types. The heat from the laser triggers your natural collagen production and skin cell generation and speeds up the process of shedding damaged skin cells. This smoothens the skin texture while making it more porous, helping your skin absorb skin care products and maximize its ingredients.

Candela VBeam treatments use a pulsed dye laser to administer bursts of light energy targeted on specific areas. This light converts to heat, which can trigger your skin’s natural collagen production and skin cell generation. Most patients need up to four months of treatments and can see a noticeable difference as their scars become less visible.

What Is the Treatment Time For Removing Acne Scars?

Our minimally invasive and non-invasive acne scar treatments will take at least several weeks or months to provide noticeable results. You may need multiple treatment sessions depending on factors such as your age, the severity of your scarring, and the type of treatment you receive. Our in-house aesthetic physicians can provide a treatment plan and timeline designed for your skin condition during your initial consultation.

Fraxel treatments should be spaced two to four weeks apart. One or two treatments may be enough for very mild cases of acne scarring, while more severe scarring may require up to five sessions.

Acne scar patients receiving SkinPen treatments may need anywhere between three to six micro-needling sessions, which should be spaced out every four to six weeks.

PRP facials can vary depending on whether it’s injected or applied to your skin. More severe cases may need PRP treatments more frequently, while most patients need PRP treatments every three months.

Patients that undergo Clear + Brilliant Touch treatment need around four to six treatment sessions, though they can see noticeable improvements after the first or second session. Patients need at least four weeks to recover before attending their following treatment.

Patients receiving VBeam typically need three to five sessions to maximize their aesthetic treatment. These sessions should be spaced between four to six weeks apart.


What is The Price for Acne Scars Treatment?

The cost of aesthetic treatments can vary depending on your selected treatment option and the number of sessions you need. Schedule your initial consultation to get a more accurate estimate of your treatment costs.

The average costs of our treatments are as follows:

  • Fraxel: $750 per session
  • SkinPen: $425 per session
  • PRP: $1,000 for a package deal of three injectable or topical PRP sessions
  • Clear + Brilliant Touch: $425 per session
  • VBeam: $100 to $425 per session, depending on the size of the treatment area.


What Are The Side Effects of Acne Scars Treatment?

Our acne scars treatments involve non-invasive solutions, so downtime and recovery are rarely needed. However, the use of lasers, microneedles, and injections can result in common side effects that can take several days to subside. These include:

  • Redness
  • Inflammation
  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • For PRP, you can expect minor pain around the injection area
  • For laser treatments such as Fraxel, Clear + Brilliant Touch, and VBeam, you can expect a warm sensation around the treatment area
  • For SkinPen, you can expect skin irritation and peeling

After administering treatment, our staff will gladly guide you through aftercare to mitigate the side effects following your session.

Who Are NOT Candidates For Acne Scars Treatment?

Before receiving treatment, you must undergo an initial consultation with our aesthetic physicians. If you have active acne breakouts, you must treat your acne first before getting scar treatment to avoid the risk of infection. Additionally, these criteria may disqualify patients from receiving acne scars treatment:

  • Pregnant, recently pregnant, and breastfeeding women 
  • Undergoing Accutane treatment or have had Accurate in the last six months
  • A history of developing keloids or excessive scarring
  • Patients who have used corticosteroids, tetracycline, minocycline, doxycycline, or erythromycin in the past two weeks
  • History of skin conditions such as vitiligo, scleroderma, collagen disorders, radiation treatment, skin cancer, and psoriasis
  • A suspicious lesion on or near the treatment area
  • Patients with cancer or those undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatments
  • A history of blood or platelet disorders