Laser Treatment for Acne Scars

Conveniently located to serve Beverly Hills,  Hollywood,  Los Angeles,  NYC, and  Miami.

How Does Laser Treatment Work for Acne Scars?

Laser treatment minimizes the appearance of acne scars in the same way it works to address many other unwanted skin conditions. The foundation of laser skin therapy is the use of an intense beam of light energy to heat the skin.

Once the scarred outer layer of your skin has been heated, it can be peeled away to reveal a fresh, healthy layer of skin. The controlled heat from the laser also promotes collagen production, resulting in more refreshed, radiant skin.


Renowned board-certified dermatologist Dr. Jason Emer often performs laser treatments for acne scars for patients in West Hollywood. With his advanced knowledge and experience in the field, he is able to expertly customize acne scar treatment based on a patient’s unique skin type and desired results.

before & after



Dr. Emer is an amazing dermatologist. I found him when I first moved to LA 2.5 years ago and have been seeing him regularly ever since. I always have great recommendations and make my skin look amazing! I completely trust him. His skin also always looks amazing and I think it’s important for a skin doctor to look the part himself. He has also provided me with a great referral for another doctor who was also excellent!

– A.D.

I’ve been going to Dr. Emer for 2 years. He has helped me improve my skin with a combination of treatments. It’s nice to have a doctor you can trust. Dr. Emer is the best! The staff is very friendly and professional as well. Thanks Dr. Emer!

– G.V.

Dr Emer and his team are the best!! My skin looks and feels it’s absolute best after every visit! Fresh, clear, bright, youthful! And they take amazing care of me – and all their patients!



How to Prepare for Laser Acne Scar Removal

You will receive detailed instructions on how you should prepare for your laser acne scar removal. In general, skin care products containing retinol should not be used for two weeks prior to laser treatment, and you will need to avoid tanning beds and sun exposure as directed by Dr. Emer. Certain medications can interfere with laser treatment, so be sure to advise Dr. Emer of any prescriptions and over-the-counter products you take.

What to expect

What Laser Treatment Is Best for Acne Scars?

Many types of lasers can be used to treat acne scars. Each has distinguishing features that affect how it works to improve your skin. The best laser treatment for your acne scars depends on the severity of the scarring and the characteristics of your skin.

Dr. Emer has over 30 different ablative and non-ablative lasers, each with distinct advantages. Depending on which type of laser is optimal for treating your acne scars, Dr. Emer may be able to treat additional skin concerns such as sun damage, discoloration, wrinkles, and redness.

As a board-certified dermatologist with a diverse patient base, Dr. Emer draws from his extensive training and experience when selecting the optimal laser to achieve your most luminous skin.


How Many Laser Treatments Does it Take to Remove Acne Scars?

The number of laser treatments needed to address acne scars varies from patient to patient. Each patient’s skin responds differently to the procedure. Additionally the severity of the acne scars will affect how many sessions are needed to achieve your desired outcome.


What Can I Do to Maximize My Laser Acne Scar Treatment Results?

Dr. Emer consistently exceeds patient expectations for acne scar treatment by strategically combining procedures. His approach to using laser treatment for acne scars often incorporates dermatological peels before and after your procedure to maximize your results. He may recommend one of the following as part of your laser acne scar treatment:

Cosmelan Peel

Dr. Emer uses this leave-on peel to pretreat the skin for laser skin therapy. In addition to complementing your laser treatment, this peel is a preferred method of boosting skin cell production. By encouraging the efficient elimination of dead skin cells, Cosmelan can improve skin texture, lift pigment, and minimize fine lines. Cosmelan is particularly beneficial for patients with darker skin types, as it reduces the risk of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation after laser treatment.

Enlighten Peel

Dr. Emer developed this gentler variation of the Cosmelan peel to meet the needs of patients who want to reduce time between peels. As it has many of the same components as Cosmelan, it is also a great way to prepare skin for laser treatment and enhance post-treatment improvements.

If a peel is not right for you, Dr. Emer may suggest alternative skin care protocols to ensure that you get the best possible results from your laser acne scar treatment in Beverly Hills.

How Much Does Laser Acne Scar Removal Cost?

The cost of your laser acne scar removal will depend on your unique treatment plan. Since Dr. Emer often uses a combination approach to addressing acne scars, pricing can be affected by any complementary procedures you choose to have. The number of sessions required is another factor that impacts overall cost. You will be able to review the costs associated with your acne scar removal prior to your procedure.

Contact Us Today

If you would like to schedule an appointment for an acne or general scarring appointment, contact Dr. Jason Emer of Beverly Hills today.