Acne Scar Release

In La Jolla

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When we get acne, especially in our formative years, it can make us self-conscious and even affect our self-esteem. Once the acne is gone, dealing with acne scars into our adult years can be frustrating and even debilitating. Thankfully there is a solution to this, which we offer. Acne scars develop deep in your skin and are anchored by bands of connective tissue to produce an indented appearance. At La Jolla Cosmetic Laser Clinic, we offer the advanced acne scar release treatment to remove the indented appearance of acne scars that are bothersome to men and women in San Diego, Encinitas, La Mesa, El Cajon, and surrounding areas of California.


What is an Acne Scar Release?

Acne Scar Release, also known as subcision treatment, is a treatment designed to diminish the appearance of acne scarring. It is called subcision because it involves going beneath the skin to release the scar tissue, allowing the skin to return to a smooth and even texture. A multi-technique procedure has been developed to address moderate to severe scarring in a single treatment session. 

This comprehensive single-session scar removal technique was developed by Dr. Mark Taylor, a pioneer cosmetic laser surgeon and internationally recognized surgical dermatologist from Salt Lake City. Acne Scar Release & Refine (ASRR) is a three-step procedure that will release the scar attachment and resurface the skin in a single session.

What are the benefits of an Acne Scar Release?

The results from subcision treatments like Acne Scar Release in La Jolla and the San Diego area are permanent. Patients can achieve a permanent reduction in the appearance of acne scars with this technique. Whether you have acne scarring from youth, or recent scarring that is the cause of self-esteem issues, this treatment can benefit you. If you have been told your acne scars are severe, call us for a consultation because the acne scar release treatment will work for you. 


Who are the best candidates for an Acne Scar Release?

For anyone who has acne scarring, this treatment is ideal. We treat men and women at La Jolla Cosmetic Laser Clinic. Whether your scarring is severe, or if you have lived with them for many years, the Acne Scar Release is a powerful way to restore smooth skin and give you back your confidence. If you are interested in how this treatment can help you, give us a call today. Our doctors will answer all your questions and assess how you can benefit from an acne scar treatment. 

What’s the First Step?

The first step to getting an Acne Scar Release treatment is to schedule a consultation. We offer free consultation sessions to call our clients. During the session, you will have the opportunity to discuss your goals and problem areas with the doctor. It is also a good time to ask questions and share any concerns or reservations you have about the treatment. We want to ensure you make the right decision by being fully informed. Our doctor will also assess your skin and the areas you wish to work on, to ensure you are a good candidate for the treatment. 


What to Expect on the Day of a Acne Scar Release Treatment?

When you arrive at the clinic, we will ask you to wash your face so that the skin is clear and ready for treatment. After filling out the paperwork, we will you into the treatment room where your procedure will begin. 

The first step is skin numbing. Your skin is marked and then numbed with tumescent anesthesia. This anesthesia technique involves flooding the tissues beneath the upper skin layers with lidocaine to keep you completely comfortable throughout the process.

Step two is release, also known medically as “Subcision”. The doctor will make a small incision in front of the ear, and delicate surgical tools called microdissectors severe the fibrous scar bands that pull the scar floor to the dermis. When released, the scar floor rises (it’s like releasing a tether). A cleaning tip is used to capture and remove any sinew-like scar debris to create a smooth–surface.

Differences in Subcision Methods: The difference in this type of subcision is that a typical subcision requires a cut into each scar. *Subcision in the ASRR technique is “field” subcision – where there is a single hidden incision and all the work is done beneath the skin surface, eliminating the otherwise high number of cuts to release each scar from the surface.

The Third step is laser refinement: Fractional Er: YAG laser (SP Dynamis) smooths the surface from the outside and increases collagen production which further smooths the skin. Continued collagen generation improves results over the subsequent 6 months.

Acne Scar Release recovery

You will be given post-procedure skin care products to protect your skin during the healing process which takes an average of 10 days. Your skin may be red for some time after initial healing. This redness will subside but can be camouflaged with makeup during that time. Potentially you may experience some short-term hyperpigmentation which is easily treatable and can also be camouflaged.

Your skin will be going through a transition over the next 4 to 6 months as new collagen from the laser treatment builds to further smooth the skin. You should treat your skin gently and it is necessary to use the provided sunscreen products. If you have any concerns about post-treatment recovery, talk to our doctor during your consultation.  

How Much Does an Acne Scar Release Cost in La Jolla & San Diego?

The cost of an Acne Scar Release in La Jolla & San Diego is tailored to address your specific concerns and skin issues. When you schedule your consultation, we will discuss your problems and assess your desired outcome. We will also be able to determine how long the treatment will take for you. Based on these factors, we will give you a more accurate price point during your consultation. We offer financing options for all our clients to make it more affordable. 


Why Choose La Jolla Cosmetic Laser Clinic?

As a renowned location in the La Jolla and San Diego area, we offer the best and most advanced skin treatments on the market. Our friendly staff and inviting and clean atmosphere will ensure you feel comfortable and supported when you step in our doors. We treat all of our patients like family because we know how important your skin is. When you visit La Jolla Cosmetic Laser Clinic, you will receive world-class treatment, at affordable prices, with reassurance from our highly trained medical staff. 


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To schedule your complimentary consultation, call us at (858) 225-8380. You can also contact us on the website to make your booking. Our team is highly responsive and will make sure to schedule your consultation at a time that suits you.

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  • “Was my first appointment with this clinic. The staff were very nice. Dr Siddiqui was amazing. She really took the time to walk me through the procedure process. She answered all my questions and concerns. She has great bedside manners. I will continue to work with Dr Siddiqui for my dermatology needs and highly recommend her to others. Cheers!”


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