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Acne Scar Resurfacing For The Cheeks

The formation of acne scars are often the cause of the body’s inflammation response to breakouts on the face and body

Chronic inflammation of acne on the surface of the skin can cause unattractive, acne scarring. To effectively treat acne scarring, you must determine the best treatment for the type of acne scars that are on the skin of the face. The cheeks are the predominant area affected by acne scarring on the face, as they are the largest surface area on the face. Treating the cheeks is a common request by people who want to minimize the appearance of acne scarring on their face without having to undergo full face treatments. Spot treatments are ideal for people who want to target scarring on specific areas of their face. To understand how to treat acne scarring on the cheeks, you need to determine the type of scar for the proper treatment agenda. Below we highlight the common types of acne scars.

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Ice Pick Scars

Ice pick scars are formed as deep pits on the surface of the skin that are commonly narrow in width and extend deep into the skin, appearing like “holes” similar to puncture marks on the surface of the skin.

Boxcar Scars

Boxcar scars are scars that appears angular with distinct, sharp-looking edges. This type of acne scars resembles chicken pox scars and can generally be found on the cheeks and temples of the face. Boxcars can be shallow or deep in appearance.

Rolling Scars

Rolling scars are also commonly found the cheeks, often caused by damage to the dermal layers of the skin. Rolling scars can appear anywhere on the face, but typically affect the cheeks.

Hypertrophic Scars

Hypertrophic scars are less common forms of acne scarring. However, they can occur anywhere on the body. Hypertrophic scars are caused by aggressive forms of cystic acne and acne nodules that cause deep structural damage to the skin and can create unevenness on the surface of the skin by appearing raised and lumpy.

Hyperpigmentation Scars

Hyperpigmentation commonly occurs on darker-skinned individuals. The characteristics can be described as red or dark marks on the skin after the pimple has healed. These dark marks can take months or even years to fade away and can become darker with chronic sun exposure.

Types Of Acne Scar Treatments For The Cheeks Include:

Skin Resurfacing

Skin-resurfacing treatments with lasers are the industry standard for acne scar-reducing procedures for boxcar, icepick, and rolling scars. The two most common type of laser acne-reducing treatments include:


CO2 deep fractional laser-resurfacing treatments are invasive skin treatments that can significantly reduce acne scars, reduce pore size, and improve the texture of the skin on the cheek.

Fotona Active Acne Treatments

Fotona SP Dynamis uses the latest high-performance dual-wavelength technology to treat various forms of acne. The combination of Nd:YAG and erbium YAG lasers create a synergistic approach to active acne by disinfecting the areas affected by acne and subsequently coagulating the treatment area to prevent the reoccurrence of acne.

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are an ideal choice for some acne scars that are resistant to other laser acne-reducing procedures. Common dermal fillers that are ideal for the treatment of deep acne scars include Teosyal Ultra Deep and Teosyal Ultimate. These two filler formulas contain more structured, crosslinked, hyaluronic acid formulas that can lift the areas of the scars and provide results that can last up to 1 year.

There is no single perfect treatment for specific acne scar types, but rather a customized approach in reducing scarring that can yield substantially improved results in patients with a combination of acne scar types.

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