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How to Fade Acne Scars

If acne breakouts have left you with frustrating acne scars, your team at Manhattan Aesthetics can help. Our treatments can fade your scars and restore smoother, more even skin. Acne scar treatment requires a comprehensive approach, so we will develop a customized treatment plan to help you see your desired results. 

What Causes Acne Scars?

Acne scars develop when acne triggers the skin to produce scar tissue instead of normal skin as it heals. This often happens when acne becomes inflamed. Bacteria from the skin or hands can get into pores and cause larger, deeper blemishes. Some people have a genetic tendency to form scar tissue and develop acne scars. The severity of your acne plays a role, and picking at or interfering with blemishes makes a scar much more likely. 

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*individual results may vary.

How to Fade Acne Scars

While this is not a comprehensive list of our acne scar treatments, it includes some of our most effective ones. These treatments can remove damaged layers of skin, making scars less visible. 


This treatment uses a diamond-tipped handpiece that gently removes dull, damaged skin cells. As a result, your skin looks immediately smoother and brighter. Microdermabrasion can buff away the appearance of mild acne scarring and discoloration. It speeds up cell turnover to bring healthy new cells to the surface to replace old ones. 

Chemical Peels

These highly customizable treatments range from mild to deep. A chemical peel exfoliates the skin’s surface by breaking up dead layers of skin. You can choose a peel that works deeply enough to address your scars with as little downtime as possible. 

Vivace® RF Microneedling

This rejuvenating treatment works on the face or body to smooth acne scars, give you a more even skin texture, and eliminate hyperpigmentation. Its collagen-generating powers make skin look firmer and healthier. This system has over 30 custom settings, letting us precisely target acne scarring

What Results Will I See With Acne Scar Treatment?

You can see some improvements in skin texture after just one or two acne scar treatments. However, most treatments require several sessions to achieve desired results. We will discuss how many sessions you can expect when we review your treatment options. 


Our expert providers here at Manhattan Aesthetics would be happy to meet with you for an in-person consultation.
Simply fill out the form on this page, and one of our trusted staff members will reach out to you promptly to schedule your consultation.

Is There Any Downtime With Acne Scar Treatment?

Most of our acne scar treatments require minimal downtime. Post-treatment effects can include minor redness, sensitivity, and peeling. You can usually return to work or other activities on the same day. If you have a more intensive treatment, you may want to take an extra day to let any redness fade. 

Am I a Good Candidate for Acne Scar Treatment?

We can customize an acne scar treatment plan for almost anyone. Good candidates are bothered by acne scaring and want to get rid of it. If you have active acne, we will work to help you control this before, during, and after acne scar treatment. 


*Individual results may vary.


The first step is to come in for an in-person consultation with our expert providers at Manhattan Aesthetics serving Queens, Brooklyn, and the Bronx, New York, and New Jersey. Please fill out the form on this page or call our office during normal business hours at 212-960-8172.

*Individual results may vary.