4 Doctor Recommended Options For Acne Scarring

Acne Scarring, revive medical spa

Acne is a double-edged sword that affects your skin coming and going. If the outbreaks aren’t bad enough, the subsequent scarring leaves lasting reminders of its unwanted appearance on your skin. But there are several ways we can erase the signs of its short occupation.

Here at Revive Medical Spa, we help our patients in Fayetteville, Arkansas, bring out the best in their skin. With cutting-edge services and innovative products, we can stop, and even reverse, some of the many assaults on your skin, including acne.

Below are four options that help erase the past, leaving you a blank canvas moving forward.

1. Peel it back

One of the most effective ways to get rid of unwanted blemishes on your skin is through a chemical peel. As the name implies, we use varying products, with different strengths, to peel back the outermost layer of your skin, allowing fresh, new skin to reveal itself from below. Our first peels are from Vi Aesthetics® and, depending upon which product we use, contain varying levels of glycolic and salicylic acid, which clear away the acne-pocked top layers of your skin to make way for smoother, unblemished skin underneath.

We also offer an effective peel called the Melanage™, which works on the discolorations that often come with acne scarring.

2. A new surface

Many different laser systems address different skin problems, and we chose the Pearl® laser system because of its versatility. Using the Pearl, we send pulses of energy through the surface of your skin to create micro channels. This helps remove damaged skin and spurs a mild healing response in your body. This response comes in the form of increased collagen production and renewed skin cells, which work to replace the acne scarring with a fresh new surface.

Although scarring is formed by an excess of collagen, which is your body’s way of reacting to a trauma to your skin, this fractional process elicits a milder response with normal amounts of collagen to create a smooth surface.

3. Putting a pen to it

In an effort to bring you the latest technology, we’ve equipped ourselves with the SkinPen®, which was cleared by the FDA to clear up acne scarring. This exciting tool is a game-changer for those who are left with unfortunate reminders of acne outbreaks in the past. The technology relies on microneedling, wherein we create micro injuries along the surface of your skin to garner the following response, which comes in three phases:

The end result is skin that no longer serves as a reminder of your past.

4. Don’t be picky

This last tip is designed to reduce the amount of work we have to do after a bout with acne. During your outbreak, come in to see us so we can address the immediate problem with the least amount of scarring. We have products and services that work extremely well to clear up acne while it’s in its active phase, so you aren’t left picking at it, which can greatly exacerbate the problem and create more scarring.


If you’d like to gain the upper hand on your acne, please give us a call to set up an appointment. Or you can fill out the online form on this website to get started.

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