Acne Scar Specialist

Symphony Medical Spa

Aesthetic Medical Spa located in Tooele, UT

Marks on your skin left by acne can alter your appearance at any age. At Symphony Medical Spa in Tooele, Utah, Carolyn Forbes, MD, and her team give you clear skin using innovative treatments like the Cynosure® ICON laser. To get clear skin that you can show off —free from acne marks — call the clinic to book your appointment or schedule online today.

Acne Scar Q & A

How does acne form?

Acne is a skin condition that forms when the pores in your skin become clogged.  The oils in your skin combined with dead skin cells and bacteria accumulate in your pores and form pimples and other types of acne, like blackheads and whiteheads. 

Your acne can be triggered by:

  • Hormone changes (e.g., puberty, pregnancy)
  • Stress
  • Genetics
  • Greasy makeup and other skin products
  • Certain medications

No matter the cause, acne can leave you feeling self-conscious and reluctant to show your face. Even worse, acne can leave scars and other marks long after a breakout.


What types of marks can acne cause?

Evidence of a breakout can stick around long after puberty. Pimples can leave red blotches, dark marks, and other discoloration. If you pick at your acne, the skin becomes damaged and needs to heal. Even after it’s finished healing, you may be left with indented acne scars or rough skin texture. 


How are acne marks treated professionally?

At Symphony Medical Spa, Dr. Forbes and her team treat acne marks with the innovative ICON laser by Cynosure. The intense light from the laser breaks apart the tissues that make up your acne scars and prompts your body’s healing process to take over.

After each 30-minute session, you’ll notice a more even tone in your skin and less color in your acne scars and marks. You may need several sessions to get the best results, and Dr. Forbes can create a treatment plan for you to have smooth and even-toned skin again.


How can I reduce the appearance of acne marks at home?

There are a few steps you can take at home to reduce the marks on your skin left by acne. Dr. Forbes can recommend topical products and medications if she believes your skin can benefit from them. You should also:

  • Protect your skin from the sun
  • Take vitamin C 
  • Avoid popping or picking at acne and other blemishes
  • Keep your skin clean without scrubbing at it vigorously

Dr. Forbes can give you further instructions and suggestions to tone down your acne marks. If you choose to treat them with ICON, Dr. Forbes provides instructions for aftercare to maximize your results.

If your leftover acne marks leave you wishing for clear skin, call Symphony Medical Spa or book an appointment for acne mark reduction online today.

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