Buckhead Office

3379 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 500

Atlanta, GA 30326

Mon. - Fri.: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Roswell Office

11755 Pointe Place, Suite B-2

Roswell, GA 30076

Mon. - Fri.: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

What Can I Do About My Acne Scars?

Man With Severe Acne and Scars Atlanta GA

When you look in the mirror, are you faced with unsightly reminders of the acne-plagued years you suffered as a teenager? Acne is a stubborn and embarrassing skin condition, especially for a socially-conscious adolescent. However, many patients don’t outgrow their frustrations with acne. Even after pimples stop emerging, acne can leave behind disfiguring scars for adults. These scars can be deep or depressed and often have a crater-like appearance – much like the texture of an orange peel. Your adult acne scars may even be red or pink in color, making them even more noticeable and embarrassing. The good news is that there are a variety of procedures to help you regain a smooth and confident complexion, despite your previous battles with teen acne.

What Causes Acne Scars?

When an acne cyst forms on the skin, the pore swells with bacteria, cells and sebum and causes a break or rupture of the follicle wall. If the pimple is minor, this shallow lesion heals quickly and inconspicuously. However, if there is a deep rupture of the pore wall, the infected material can leak out into the surrounding tissues, creating a deeper lesion. Naturally, the skin will attempt to repair itself. However, as new collagen fibers are quickly produced and an inflammatory response is forced, the area of skin repair may not be as smooth as the original skin. This may lead to a crater-like acne scar or jagged “ice pick scar.” Less common on the face is excessive scar tissue formation which results in a keloid scar.

To make matters worse, the natural aging process can make acne scars even more visible. This is due to the fact that after the age of 40, we lose up to 1% of our dermal collagen on a yearly basis. The extra loss of collagen along with poor skin tone makes acne scars harder to conceal.

Treating Acne Scars

First and foremost, choose a board certified dermatologist to treat your acne scars as an adult. At Olansky Dermatology, we offer the latest and most proven therapies to reduce or eliminate stubborn acne scars. Since no two complexions are the same, we can offer one or a combination of the following types of acne scar treatments at our Atlanta office:

  • Rejuvanpen Microneedling
  • Fraxel Dual Laser Treatments
  • Chemical Peels
  • Dermal Fillers

Ready to learn more about how you can put your acne years behind you for good? Call Olansky Dermatology. We understand how acne scars can lower your self-esteem and even compromise your skin health as an adult. Let us help!

Posted on behalf of Dr. Jodi E. Ganz, Olansky Dermatology Associates
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Olansky Dermatology Associates – Atlanta Dermatologist
3379 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 500
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: (404) 355-5484
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Buckhead Office

3379 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 500

Atlanta, GA 30326

Roswell Office

11755 Pointe Place, Suite B-2

Roswell, GA 30076

Our Happy Patients

Olansky Dermatology Associates

4.7/ 5.0

Based on 229 reviews

Jenny S.

The doctors and PA’s are great and very knowledgeable. I never have to wait to long and the office staff is always very nice. I also take my son there and they are great with him as well. I would highly recommend Olansky Dermatology.

Kristen R.

Olansky Dermatology is wonderful! Our whole family goes. My daughter has had terrible eczema through the years and both my kids had mollescum too. They always make things better and spend time explaining whats wrong and how to fix it.

Mike D.

I recently had a couple appointments at Olanksy Dermatology and was seen by Julia Lee. Julie was excellent and quickly took care of the issue I was having with my skin. I would highly recommend Olansky Dermatology and especially Julia Lee to anyone in need of a dermatologist.

Tamima D.

My husband is a patient of PA Sharon Doering I appreciate all she did for my spouse. She’s very down to earth & made him feel comfortable. Sharon communicated in a way that he can understand.
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Lisa H.

I see the physician assistant Sharon Doering and she has drastically improved my skin! I highly recommend this practice and their brilliant thourough doctors. I finally have glowing skin!

Betty G.

I have had excellent experience at Olansky Dermatology. Dr Burger is meticulous and thorough and has a most pleasant and calm manner. I have every confidence in her and this office.

Cheyenne G.

Very kind and understanding people. Dr. Bellamy and her nurse took the time to listen to all my concerns and never made me feel rushed.

Kishan P.

I was actually running a bit late, but they were very friendly and knowledgeable about what was going on with my skin. And also very timely.I will definitely stick with them!

Khol S.

Very professional and pleasant staff. When I arrived at my appointment this afternoon I was informed that my doctor called out sick and they tried calling to let me know but I just recently changed my number so they were unable to reach me. The receptionist was so sweet and helpful. Instead of leaving and making a new appointment they fit me in without an issue and without any waiting.

Susan H.

Dr. Ilyas was highly recommended to me so I decided to change dermatologists. I am so glad as I am pleased with his expertise and his highly professional manner. I am also delighted with Emily Raville, Aesthetician. She does a wonderful job and I am recommending her to my friends as well. I am completely satisfied – can’t get any better than that!

Lindsay S.

I have been going to Olansky Dematology for many years now, whether for a specific problem, or just for a really great deep facial, and I wouldn’t consider going anywhere else. Every single staff member is knowledgeable and professional. The customer service I receive every visit leaves a positive and lasting impression. I always feel comfortable and at ease while I am there. Great staff!

Janet R.

I seem to live at this place! Whether it’s for an appointment with a doctor or for an aesthetic treatment, I am there frequently. I cannot say enough good things. Efficient, friendly, the best doctors, and a new aesthetic center with the latest in procedures and products to keep us looking almost as young as we feel. It’s always fun to see Emily and she knows just what to recommend.