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Acne & Skin Care Solutions

Scars from skin blemishes can leave a lasting unwanted mark not only on your skin but your self-esteem as well. Reduce the appearance of your acne scars and restore self confidence and feel great about your new skin. Learn about our La Jolla skin and acne solutions and get rid of acne scars for good.

Get rid of acne scars for good

At the La Jolla Dermatology and Laser Surgery Center, our team of medical professionals specialize in the treatment and prevention of acne and acne scarring. If you already have acne scars, we offer a variety of surgical and non-surgical procedures to reduce acne scarring and improve the appearance of your skin.

Acne scars can appear as blemishes on our face and affect our self-confidence. Untreated acne can also lead to formation of permanent scars which may appear as depressions in the skin or present as thick growths known as keloids. Treatment options also depend on the stage and degree of scarring. Depending on the type of scarring, Dr. Shirazi has the professional medical training, knowledge, and experience to address your acne and acne scarring needs.

A variety of dermatological treatments available to you

Cosmetic injectables: Dermal fillers with hyaluronic acid, calcium hydroxylapatite, and polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) microspheres are often times used to raise and remodel depressed acne scars. These injectables also stimulate your natural skin to produce collagen and aid in scar remodeling.  

Laser skin resurfacing:  Ablative lasers are often used to sculpt scars and allow them to blend in with your natural skin. They allow controlled remodeling of scars and can be very effective in reducing skin scarring. This treatment may be combined with topical administration of scar medications at the same time as the procedure.

Laser therapy: If the scars are red or brown in color, the use of various lasers such as BBL or V-beam PDL laser can be used the reduce the discoloration along with topical serums such as vit C treatments.

Microneedling: Microneedling has been shown to allow for modifying the collagen in scars and helping to blend scars in with the surrounding natural skin. Multiple sessions may be needed and the treatment may be combined with topical application of PRP.

Chemical peel: Chemical peels allow for renewal of skin cells which in turn help eliminate blemishes and staining from acne. The peeling solution is applied to the skin removing the damaged outermost layer of skin, along with any blemishes that exist.  The old skin is removed in a controlled fashion, allowing for new fresh skin to reform over the course of 7-10 days.

Subcision: This technique is used to release the tethering of depressed scars and allow them to raise to the skin’s surface. Dr. Shirazi often times combines the treatment with the placement of fillers for a better cosmetic outcome.  

The Halo Laser:  The latest in non-ablative skin resurfacing technology, the Halo forms micro-thermal zones deep into the skin’s surface to stimulate collagen remodeling. This causes the scars to become blended into the skin’s natural texture. The scars fade over time. This treatment may require multiple sessions for best results.

Custom solutions for your individual needs

At La Jolla Dermatology and Laser Surgery Center, we have extensive experience providing acne and skin care treatments. If you would like to further discuss your treatment options to find out what is best for you, we encourage you to schedule a consultation today.


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We proudly serve the Greater San Diego area; La Jolla, Del Mar, Downtown San Diego and even as far as Newport and Los Angeles.

(858) 456-3992