Moving Beyond Acne Scars

You may have tried microdermabrasion, chemical peels, injectable fillers, or Thermage, but once a scar is formed, it cannot be completely removed. In the hands of a skilled plastic surgeon like Dr. Siegel, the precise application of a reliable CO2 laser can make a significant difference in the visibility of the scars.

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Acne Scars are very common and have a significant psychological impact. They are easily recognized and can become a problem with self-esteem, social interactions, and the way we carry ourselves in every aspect of our personal and professional life. Improving acne scars may produce a significant positive change in all these traits.

Dr. Siegel brings experience, expertise and a history of success for the treatment of Acne scars.

Acne scars are the result of acne. Depending on the type (superficial or cystic), scarring occurs after the active infection resolves. The extent of scarring and fibrosis under the skin will cause the superficial skin to develop a depression, pit or hole.

Acne Scar Removal FAQ's

There is no one best single treatment. The best treatment must be properly matched to the degree, type, extent of scarring, and the skin type of each person. Experience treating acne scars will allow Dr. Siegel to recommend the best treatment for each patient on a case by case basis.

However, treatment for acne scars in general requires interventions that penetrate deep into the under-surface skin layers, the dermis. This will provide a dual effect. It will create new collagen to plump the scar from the bottom, and it will allow new skin to regenerate from the top. This double effect will give the best improvement possible.

The most common reason for the lack of results is treatment with modalities that were too superficial. Superficial treatments, such as light chemical peels, lasers, and microdermabrasion, are only designed to work on the most superficial layers of skin. This is useless in the treatment of scars.

The frequency of superficial interventions has no effect on the results. Even if a light treatment is performed once a week for say, six months, its penetration will not change.

Cost for treatment will depend on the modality recommended, and on the degree and area(s) involved. In most cases, an upfront investment, even of one deep treatment, compared to a series of superficial treatments, will give a significant improvement in the appearance of scars, and will be less expensive in the long run.

Do you have acne scars that are making you self-conscious? If so, call today and make an appointment. During your consultation Dr. Siegel will evaluate your scars, and will discuss with you which treatment is best suited for your scars and skin type.

People travel from across the US and the world for an improved look by Dr. Siegel, but many are right here in the Houston area. We often see patients from Cypress, Spring, Bellaire, Sugar Land, Fulshear, Humble, Katy, and other nearby communities. We also see many patients from other areas in Texas, including Austin, San Antonio, Dallas-Fort Worth, Midland, Odessa, to name a few. Wherever you are, we look forward to helping you achieve your best look.

July 1, 2021 Update:

Our office is open and we are following the recommended guidelines for maximum safety.

  • To make this transition as safe as possible, and to comply with physical distancing, we will be limiting the number of people in the waiting room to only one person.
  • To prevent having multiple people in the waiting room, we will space out appointments.
  • To minimize personal contact please be punctual for your appointment.
  • Please be on time for your appointment. If you are early, please wait in your car. If you are running late please call the office at 832-900-4818, so we can make proper arrangements.
  • For new patients, please fill out all your new intake forms at home. We will send you a link for registration when you make an appointment.
  • Patients must wear a mask that covers the nose and mouth when in the waiting room or walking back to the exam room.
  • If you are wearing gloves, please remove them when you arrive, we will provide you with hand sanitizer.

Please contact our office with any questions you have!

-Dr. Siegel & Staff

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