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What is Dr. Emer’s approach to treating acne scarring?
Self-assurance is feeling comfortable in your skin and with your skin—its appearance, complexion, pigmentation, touch, and texture. Gorgeous, glowing skin is no accident; it’s the result of constant care and customized combination treatments from an innovative, board-certified cosmetic dermatologist like Dr. Jason Emer in Beverly Hills.
What are the benefits of acne and general scar treatment with Dr. Emer in West Hollywood?
- Non-invasive, non-surgical
- Painless, no discomfort
- No risk of infection
- No harmful chemicals
- Minimal downtime
- Stimulates collagen regrowth
- Enjoy your appearance in the mirror once more
- Gain self-confidence and self-esteem
Every face is unique. Every scar is unique. Both deserve a tailored and personalized approach.
For those struggling with acne, particularly those with deep, painful histories of severe scarring and discoloration, Dr. Emer provides a meticulous, multi-layered methodology that is found nowhere else in the world. A renowned scarring authority, Dr. Emer has an intention-driven, strategic approach to acne treatments: Each scar is treated individually based on its appearance and root cause.
For lasting, dramatic improvements, scars are treated with a tailored combination of procedures prompted by your particular concerns. Dr. Emer draws upon numerous cutting-edge modalities as well as his own wealth of experience to create a personalized treatment plan that suits your unique condition and repairs every category of scars.
Depending on the types of scars and the severity of your condition, Dr. Emer draws upon numerous cutting-edge modalities and his own wealth of experience to create a personalized treatment plan.
Category of Scars
Dr. Emer is also specifically trained and a renowned authority in treating all skin types and ethnicities, including Asian, Middle Eastern, Hispanic, and African American, all of which are at significant risk for pigmentation issues and discoloration.
Skin discoloration manifests in red, red-brown or brown-black discolored spots and is often the result of increased melanin production or blood vessel dilation from inflammation.
Dr. Emer has treated countless patients afflicted with post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, skin tone irregularities, burns and discoloration,
Dr. Emer uses a combination of techniques—including skin care preparation, LED light therapy and peels along with lasers, intense pulsed light (IPL), radiofrequency and microneedling with platelet rich plasma (PRP) and/or stem cells—to achieve vast improvements in complexion and color.
Thick, raised, and dark red to purple in color, hypertrophic (or “keloid”) scars can result from chronic inflammation, cystic acne flares, surgery or skin trauma, an excess of collagen production during the acne healing process, or pure bad luck.
To improve the look and feel of hypertrophic scars and accelerate the healing process, Dr. Emer employs various treatments in a combination approach: skin care, intralesional injections, and energy-based devices such as lasers, radiofrequency, and microneedling with PRP and growth factors.
In this multi-step process, Dr. Emer aims to soften and shrink the scars by disrupting the disordered connective tissue, shrink the thickened collagen beneath the scar, resurface the scar’s texture, and reduce the amount of skin discoloration.
Also known as “rolling” or “boxcar” scars, atrophic scars give the appearance of sunken, pitted indentations in the skin. Atrophic scars are often more visible in side or overhead light and can appear worse when makeup is applied. Dr. Emer uses a custom 3-step approach and a variety of minimally invasive procedures to improve these scars.
First, Dr. Emer injects soft tissue fillers—Sculptra, Bellafill, fat injections, silicone, or hyaluronic acid-based fillers like Juvederm, Restylane, or Belotero—to plump and lift the scars and build collagen long-term.
Next, subcision (internal sharp needling) is used to release tethered scars that are bound down and depressed due to an underlying scar tissue.
Lastly, a tailored combination of lasers, peels, microneedling, and fractional radiofrequency or radiofrequency microneedling are used to resurface the skin’s texture; the precise combination is determined based on your skin type, the severity of the scars, and anticipated downtime.