Acne-Scar Removal: Types, Causes and The Innovative Treatment. | Epione

Acne-Scar Removal: Types, Causes and The Innovative Treatment.

Acne is a stubborn nightmare that about 9.4% of the global population is facing today. Did you know acne scars affect one out of every fifth person. Acne scars are quite prevalent. Acne can be a painful condition not just physically but also emotionally, and its aftermath — scarring. It is often a frustrating reminder of previous outbreaks. These scars vary widely in shape, size, and appearance, making each type a unique challenge. But even more stubborn than them are the scars, they leave behind. Here is a detailed explanation of the types of acne scars and the different methods of acne scar treatment With Dr. Simon Ourian and Epione with proven results.

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Atrophic Scars

These scars appear as depressions on the surface of the skin where the acne was present earlier. Atrophic scars are the most common type of acne scars. They appear as indentations in the skin and occur when the skin does not produce enough collagen in response to an injury. There are three main types of atrophic scars:

Icepick Scars: These are deep and narrow scars that extend into the dermis. Pitted vertically with steep edges, these are the most common types of scars related to acne. The skin looks as if it has been pierced by a sharp instrument, which is how it gets its name. Icepick scars are usually too deep to be corrected with dermabrasion.

Boxcar Scars: These are broad, rectangular depressions with steep, defined edges. They can be shallow or deep and are mostly found on the cheeks and temples. Treatments include laser resurfacing, dermal fillers, and sometimes surgical removal.

Rolling Scars: These scars have a wave-like appearance due to their wide and shallow depth. They are caused by fibrous bands of tissue that develop between the skin and the subcutaneous tissue below. Treatment involves breaking up the fibrous bands, and fillers to smooth out the skin’s surface.

Hypertrophic Scars and Keloids

Unlike atrophic scars, hypertrophic scars and keloids are characterized by an excess of collagen, which causes the scar tissue to be raised above the skin.When your skin senses an injury, it floods the site with collagen to shore up the wound. The excess build-up appears as a raised bump called a hypertrophic scar, and it covers the same area as the pimple that caused it.

A keloid scar is also raised, but it tends to grow beyond the perimeter of the original wound. It’s most common on dark skin.

Hypertrophic Scars: These are raised scars that stay within the boundaries of the original wound. They may decrease in size over time and are often red and rigid. Treatments typically include steroid injections to reduce inflammation, silicone sheets to flatten the scar, and laser therapy.

Keloids: Keloids are a more severe form of hypertrophic scars, extending beyond the original wound area and are likely to recur even after being removed. They are more common in darker skin types and treatment options include surgical removal, radiation, laser therapy, and injections of corticosteroids or other agents like interferon or fluorouracil.


Through non-surgical acne scar removal in Beverly Hills, you can achieve the clearer skin you deserve. If you’re dealing with the aftermath of acne, remember that you have options and, with the right treatment plan you can work towards clearer, smoother skin. Treating acne scars varies depending on the type of scar and the severity. Thankfully, several acne scar treatments have proven results in reducing the appearance of scars and improving the texture and tone of your skin. Two Non-Surgical methods that Dr. Simon Ourian uses is the innovative technology of the Coolaser™ and Neustem™ dermal fillers. These are designed to give you back control over your appearance, and are a full proof treatment to permanently solve the problem of acne scars.

Dr. Simon Ourian the cosmetic dermatology specialist and cosmetic skin care clinic Epione use Coolaser™ and Neustem™ treatments to cause minimal side effects, so the patient can return to daily functioning shortly after treatment. The Coolaser™ and Neustem™ fillers certainly achieve satisfactory results in reducing atrophic scars.

The Coolaser is a dual-mode, high-definition, fractionated Co2 laser and as its name suggests, it does not heat the skin but instead cools resulting in a non-invasive treatment that uses the innovative technology to remove the outer layer of damaged skin. It stimulates collagen production, leading to the formation of new skin cells that are smoother and more even in texture. Coolaser™ skin resurfacing involves passing precise wavelengths of light across the skin to trigger the body to supply new collagen to the skin, helping to remodel the skin and diminish the edges of acne scars to make them less noticeable. Coolaser™ treatments can target various types of acne scars, including icepick, boxcar, and rolling scars. Multiple sessions may be required for optimal results, and there is usually minimal downtime associated with the procedure.


Neustem™ dermal fillers, developed and used by Dr. Ourian is the second part of his innovative approach to non-surgical acne scar removal cosmetic treatments. Neustem fillers are a type of dermal filler made from substances like hyaluronic acid, poly-L-lactic acid, or calcium hydroxylapatite specifically designed to address skin imperfections, such as acne scars. Dr. Ourian injects the Neustem fillers directly into and around the acne scars. The fillers contain ingredients that help to promote collagen production, skin regeneration and have lasting results. This process helps to raise the depressed areas caused by acne scars, smoothing out the skin’s surface.

patient before and after treatment

What to Expect at Epione

Dr. Ourian’s treatments leverage state-of-the-art technology and advanced dermatological techniques to reduce and eliminate the appearance of acne scars. What makes our treatments unique:

Precision Technology: Utilizing the latest laser technologies and advanced dermal fillers, each treatment is tailored to match your skin type and scar severity for optimal results.

Minimally Invasive: Experience minimal discomfort. Our treatments are designed to fit into your busy schedule.

No Downtime: Patients can usually resume their daily activities immediately after the procedure. There’s no need for a prolonged recovery period.

Long-Lasting Results: Not only do our treatments help in reducing scars, but they also promote healthier skin, ensuring lasting clarity and smoothness for many years.

Personalized Care and Expertise: At our clinic, your journey to flawless skin begins with a personalized consultation with Dr. Ourian. He will craft a custom treatment plan designed to achieve your desired outcomes, taking into account your skin type and specific needs.

Both Coolaser™ treatment and Neustem™ dermal fillers present viable options for treating acne scars, with high rates of patient satisfaction and significant improvements in skin appearance.

Achieve Flawless Beauty – Begin your journey to flawless skin with Dr. Simon Ourian. Book your session now!

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