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

Acne Scars: Erasing the Reminder

Do you have acne scars as an adult that constant remind you of the embarrassing acne you suffered as a teen? While you may have “outgrown” your teen acne, it is important to realize that acne scars will not go away without treatment. However, there is no need to lose hope, a dermatologist can effectively remove your acne scars and give you the clear skin you have always dreamed of. Olansky Dermatology Associates specializes in many types of acne scar treatments, including chemical peels and microdermabrasion for mild acne scarring and Rejuvanpen micro needling treatments or Fraxel laser treatments for more intense acne scars.

Not all acne scars will look the same. In fact, there are misconceptions about acne marks versus acne scars. Acne marks appear as purple or red marks on lighter skinned people as a result of post-inflammatory erythema from a pimple. Darker skinned patients will see a brown mark or hyperpigmentation. Acne marks can be easy to treat at your dermatologist’s office using chemical peels to lighten dark spots.

Acne scars, on the other hand, are what plagues more severe acne sufferers. Acne is a case of cystic pimples that cause inflammation in your skin. Your skin will try desperately to heal itself by forming collagen. An acne scar is formed when your skin is unable to heal correctly and collagen either does not get regenerated or it does so in a disorganized way. Therefore, you are left with an unsightly scar where the acne has eaten away at collagen and elastin on your skin. Acne scars typically have a crater-like appearance on the face, with small indentions similar to an orange peel. Other forms of acne scars include “ice pick” scars where the scar is typically more deep than it is wide and also hypertrophic scarring which appears as thick, raised bumps on the surface of the skin.

Regardless of your type of acne mark or acne scar, there are dermatologic advancements that technology brings us today to help you. Your treatment may be a single, quick chemical peel or you may need a series of laser treatments to erase those years of harsh acne memories. A dermatologist can help you determine exactly what type of procedure is best for you. In the meantime, if you currently have acne, ask your dermatologist about the ways in which you can help prevent future scarring now.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Jodi E. Ganz, Olansky Dermatology Associates


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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 900 reviews

Ashley A.

Mandy Ramer, NP-C was such a pleasure to meet with. She listened to all of my concerns and addressed each one with a plan that fit my needs. I am so glad I picked Olansky Dermatology. Absolutely thrilled with their service from appointment setting through check out.

Kara E.

The appointment process is quick easy and convenient online. Parking is easy enough. I got in basically right at my appointment time. I didn’t have to wait hardly at all. The doctors and nurses are nice, knowledgeable and helpful. The procedure I had was easy and I got out fast and was on my way.

Suzanne H.

This was probably the best experience I’ve ever had going to a dermatologist. Every interaction I had with the staff was pleasant and they were so helpful. I had accidentally cancelled my appointment and the girls at the front desk help me get in so I could be seen and someone could help me. Which I really appreciated, most places would have just turned me away. The doctor or pa I saw that day I can’t remember her name was lovely and took great care of me. I will be going to Olansky’s going forward. You will not be disappointed! The staff is excellent!

Coriana W.

Dr. Bender honestly changed my life around. I had extremely bad hormonal and cystic acne, and have been told for years that there is nothing I can do but wash my face and etc.. Dr. Bender gave me hope that there is hope she helped get my confidence back and now I’m finally free. She cares about her patients and takes her time with you every visit. If you need help in anything derma-logical then you really need to go to her.

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.
Thank You

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!