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How Can I Get Rid of Acne Scars?

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How Can I Get Rid of Acne Scars?

Chances are if you’ve had acne early on in life, you’re living with acne scars in your adulthood. For patients that have them, scars are all they see in the mirror. Acne scars can be a debilitating condition that negatively affects self-confidence in social or work situations. The good news is, acne scars can be made less noticeable with non-surgical treatments.

We’re here to help you get the blemish-free skin you deserve. Tenley K. Lawton M.D. has a wide range of options for patients suffering from bothersome acne scars. There’s no need to live with acne scars any longer. Dr. Lawton provides personalized care for each patient that walks through her door ensuring an optimal outcome each and every time.

Microneedling Treatments for Acne Scars

Microneedling is a highly sought-after procedure for a variety of skin conditions. It’s most commonly used for anti-aging purposes, but the procedure can also help significantly fade unwanted acne scars. Microneedling stimulates deep tissue growth and breaks up scar tissue improving overall complexion.

Restore your natural beauty with minimal discomfort or downtime. Microneedling is often done as a ‘weekend’ procedure with a short recovery period. Side effects are typically mild but may include redness or inflammation. Any side effects should subside within 48-hours post-treatment. You may need multiple microneedling sessions to address deeper acne scars.

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*Individual Results May Vary

SkinPen is an advanced form of microneedling that allows Dr. Lawton to treat sensitive or difficult to reach areas. Microneedling with SkinPen is safe and effective for all skin types. Address fine lines, pigmentations, and other skin imperfections with a single in-office visit.

Accelerate cellular turnover and prompt additional collagen production by adding PRP to your microneedling treatments.

Scar Reduction with Chemical Peels

All chemical peels are not created equal. There are various types of chemical peels that resurface different depths. Chemical peels are the ideal non-surgical alternative for patients with moderate acne scars. The skin rejuvenation technique is designed to promote faster cellular for blemish-free skin.

One of the great things about chemical peels is the ability to correct individual concerns while also providing total facial rejuvenation. Even patients with deep scars can benefit from long-lasting results with chemical peels.

Chemical peels are highly-customizable. Opt for a one-time procedure with dramatic results or a series of lighter treatments with less downtime. Watch acne scars gradually fade with each successive treatment.


The first step is to schedule an in-person consultation with Dr. Lawton or one of our trusted providers at Tenley K Lawton M.D. in Neport Beach, CA. Simply fill out the form on this page and we will reach out to you promptly to schedule your appointment.

Other Treatments that Can Keep Acne at Bay

HydraFacial MD® is a non-invasive procedure that’s perfect for preventative care and improving overall skin health. Say goodbye to acne scars, dark spots, and other pigmentation issues with this revolutionary 4-in-1 procedure. During treatment, Dr. Lawton will cleanse, exfoliate, and remove 2-weeks worth of dead skin cells and debris. Afterward, she’ll apply a nourishing super-serum for optimal hydration.

HydraFacial MD® is an ongoing commitment to smooth, healthy skin. Try the Bright Alive Boost to instantly brighten skin and minimize discoloration. Or, opt for the Britenol Boost to safely whisk away dark acne scars.


What’s Right for You?

Depending on the severity of your concerns, you may qualify for one or more of the above treatments. Combination treatments can also provide enhanced results with a single recovery. For example, many patients choose to pair microneedling treatments with PRP serums. Likewise, you may benefit from HydraFacial MD® treatments on a regular basis to prolong the outcome of more invasive procedures.

The best way to determine what acne treatment is right for you is through an in-person consultation. Plastic surgeons like Dr. Lawton offer more solutions, more options, and more expertise, so you can rest assured you’re getting the best treatment possible.


*Individual Results May Vary


Dr. Lawton strives to provide the best experience for everyone who chooses her practice for their aesthetic needs. Read why our patients love their results & experience with Dr. Lawton and her team of expert providers.

Take the Next Step

Would you like to learn more about how you can get rid of acne scars? Fill out the “Request a Consultation” form on this page or call Tenley K. Lawton M.D. at (949) 640-0999 to schedule your consultation with a Board-Certified plastic surgeon Dr. Tenley Lawton serving Newport Beach and the greater Orange County, CA area.

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