Acne Scar Reduction Specialists

Karen Kim, MD, PC

Cosmetic Specialist & Internist located in Downtown, Los Angeles, CA

When your skin still shows the acne scars of your youth, you may never leave the house without cover-up and foundation. With Dr. Kim’s help, you can throw that cover-up away. She and her team in Downtown Los Angeles have a proven track record for helping people reduce the appearance of acne scars, boosting their self-confidence and the comfort they feel in their own skin.

Acne Scar Reduction Q & A

How Can the Appearance of Acne Scars Be Reduced?

With the help of the Cynosure Icon Aesthetic System, Dr. Kim uses innovative laser technology to boost the amount of collagen and elastin in the skin, smoothing its texture without damaging the surrounding skin.

This non-invasive approach to acne scar reduction uses optimized light technology to reach deep into the skin to eliminate the damaged tissue of the scar. By attacking the bottom layers of the dermis, the body removes the damaged tissue, replacing it with fresh, new tissue. This makes scars less visible and reduces the pigmentation that sometimes occurs with acne scars.

If acne scars make you feel uncomfortable without makeup or cover-up, it’s time to take a stand. Contact Dr. Kim’s office today to schedule an initial consult and see what can be done about reducing the appearance of your acne scars.

Does Acne Scar Reduction Treatment Take a Long Time?

No, acne scar reduction procedures are easier than you think. These treatments are completed in Dr. Kim’s Downtown office and require no downtime. They normally last around 30 minutes and as soon as the treatment is over, you can return to your regular daily activities without worry.

If you’re busy and don’t have a lot of time to spare, you can still get acne scar reduction. Contact Dr. Kim today to schedule an appointment.

Do Acne Scar Reduction Procedures Hurt?

With the Icon Aesthetic System by Cynosure, there is only minimal discomfort and most patients don’t require numbing cream. They can resume normal activity as soon as the procedure is complete.

Some patients do experience side effects, although they’re minimal. The most common side effects include redness and slight swelling in the treatment area. These side effects go away on their own within a few hours.

Although noticeable improvements are made to acne scars after one treatment, Dr. Kim may recommend more sessions for optimal results.

Where Can Acne Scar Reduction Be Performed?

Dr. Kim can perform acne scar removal on multiple areas of the body. These include the:

  • Face
  • Neck
  • Chest
  • Back
  • Shoulders

This same procedure can be used to reduce the appearance of other scars, including surgical scarring.

If you’ve ever considered scar removal surgery, contact Dr. Kim first. Her non-invasive approach may be able to help. Schedule an initial consultation today easily online.