Acne Scar Treatment Specialist

Helen Hsieh, MD -  - Gynecologist

Advanced Women Health

Helen Hsieh, MD

Gynecologist & Aesthetic Specialist located in Flushing, NY

You may have gotten rid of the acne from your teenage years, but the scars still linger, causing you to feel less confident than you would like. Helen Hsieh, MD, of Advanced Women Health in Flushing, New York, wants women of all ages to know that you don’t have to live with acne scars indefinitely. With the PicoSure® laser by CynoSure®, there is a safe, effective way to minimize scars and areas of discoloration. Call today or schedule an appointment using the online booking tool.

Acne Scar Treatment Q & A

What causes acne scars?

When acne breakouts penetrate deeply below the surface of your skin, it can cause damage to the tissue below. As acne heals, your body attempts to repair damage to the underlying tissue, which sometimes results in visible scarring on the surface of your skin.

As a result, some adults end up with depressed acne scars that form a pit in the skin. Other times, the acne scars appear raised as a result of your body producing too much collagen in an attempt to heal the acne breakout.

As your skin ages and loses collagen, deep acne scars from youth can become even more noticeable.

Do acne scars ever go away?

Not usually. By the time you’re an adult, any remaining acne scars from your younger years most likely won’t disappear on their own.

Dr. Hsieh offers a unique solution to treating acne scars with PicoSure® laser treatments. The unique PicoSure system targets acne scars, melasma, sunspots, and other skin problems to minimize their appearance and help you feel more confident.

How does PicoSure diminish acne scars?

The PicoSure laser system is different from other types of laser treatments because it delivers incredibly fast pulses of laser energy to targeted areas of your skin without damaging the surrounding tissue.

While other lasers rely solely on heat to destroy pigment, the PicoSure system improves your skin by disrupting the particles that cause visible scars with rapid pulses of energy delivered in trillionths of a second. With PicoSure laser treatments, you won’t experience pain, downtime, or risks associated with traditional lasers.

Are PicoSure treatments safe?

Yes, PicoSure treatments are a safe way to minimize acne scarring. PicoSure activates your body's natural immune response with gentle pressure from the incredibly fast wavelengths of energy.

There's less risk of heat damage or injury to surrounding tissue, and recovery is simple and easy, typically lasting just a few hours.

How many treatments will I need?

Depending on your type of acne scars and the extent of scar tissue, you may need one or several PicoSure treatments. Dr. Hsieh creates an individualized treatment plan that delivers the best results for your specific needs.

To learn more about how the PicoSure laser can minimize the appearance of your acne scars and help you look and feel your best at any age, call Advance Women Health, or request an appointment using the online scheduling tool.