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How Do I Get Rid Of Cystic Acne Scars?


Yes—all it takes is the right treatment.

If you suffer from acne scarring, you’re not alone. It’s estimated that more than 40 percent of adults have acne scars. In fact, acne is the most common skin disorder in the United States, affecting between 40-50 million Americans. Acne occurs when hair follicles become clogged with oil and dead skin cells, allowing an opportunity for bacteria to grow.

While the sources behind acne are not yet understood, factors that might contribute to it include overproduction of oil, bacteria build up, and irregular shedding of dead skin cells. The result? Painful pimples, whiteheads, and blackheads.


Even if you don’t pick your acne, acne lesions and cysts in particular can inevitably lead to scarring. This is because of the intense, collagen-damaging skin inflammation with which these infections are associated. Acne scars develop in areas where former cystic blemish lesions have been present.


1. Atrophic, which are relatively shallow.
2. Boxcar-shaped, which are round or oval-shaped with angled sides.
3. Ice pick-shaped, which are narrow and deeper than most scars.
People might also notice darkening (hyperpigmentation) within the scars, while others may show redness within. Don’t worry, though – there are a number of different treatments that can improve most types of acne scarring.


Got scarring? Here’s the lowdown on how to get rid of it:


Using Clear + Brilliant fractional laser technology, we are able to reduce the appearance of acne scars and discoloration by stimulating collagen production and replacing damaged skin with healthy tissue, leaving your complexion smooth and refined. Not to mention, you’ll get all of the other amazing benefits of the Clear + Brilliant laser facial, such as correcting acne-related pigmentation issues, reducing the appearance of pores, skin tone and texture improvements and more.

Clear + Brilliant acne scar removal works on all skin types, but it works best on discoloration issues and shallow to medium acne scars. We also can’t use Clear + Brilliant lasers to treat active acne.

Compared to similar laser treatments, Clear + Brilliant procedures require little recovery time and boast a lower risk of complications. In fact, most people only experience a day or two of post-procedural swelling and redness.


IPL Photo Facials work by using a broad-spectrum light source that penetrates multiple layers of skin. This type of photo facial primarily targets the lower layers of skin (dermis) while leaving the top layers of skin (epidermis) unaffected. The heat generated from the light promotes healing of the skin within, effectively reducing the appearance of redness and hyperpigmentation that can accent any acne scarring and make it more noticeable. IPL photo facials, if performed frequently, are effective in reducing shallow acne scars or enlarged pores.

For optimal results, you should undergo 6-12 treatments spaced 4 weeks apart. In some cases, results can be seen after only the first treatment! And skin continues to improve with each successive treatment.

Why LaserAway?

We’ve committed over a decade to helping people of all skin types discover their best skin ever, with over 3 million treatments performed and new locations opening every month! We use state-of-the-art technology for maximum results, our clinics are supervised by board-certified, industry-leading dermatologists, and our treatments are implemented by registered nurses, nurse practitioners or physician associates who undergo one of the most comprehensive training programs in the business. Our mission is to make our clients feel beautiful by providing the best and most effective aesthetic treatments in the nation in a friendly, relaxed environment.

Ready to invest in yourself? Schedule a free consultation today by filling out a request form or calling the LaserAway staff at (855) 233-9134. Our nurses look forward to making sure your service and skin are as smooth as possible!