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How Can I Get Rid of Acne Scars?

Acne is a skin condition that affects most people. Many individuals have mild symptoms that eventually resolve themselves without any complications or the need for medication. However, others face long-term problems and often end up with permanent scarring.

Acne scarring can blemish otherwise flawless skin, and it also has a profound impact on a person’s mental health. Thankfully, acne scarring is treatable with a range of cosmetic treatments that ultimately diminish scars, resulting in smoother and softer skin.

Physician Skin Solutions at Arrowhead offers a comprehensive suite of cosmetic solutions that address acne scarring and enable our clients to enjoy higher self-esteem and self-confidence.

Acne Scar Phoenix

Types of Acne Scars

Acne scarring occurs when the body tries to heal acne damage by applying a new collagen layer over the injury site. Acne scars can manifest themselves in different ways, and so one person’s acne scars may appear different to others.

Ice-pick scars appear as deep, narrow, and pitted scarring. Rolling and boxcar scars have broad depressions with either sloped or sharply-defined edges. Two other types of acne scars also exist:

  • Atrophic scarring manifests itself as flat, thin, and depressed scars;
  • Hypertrophic or “keloid” scars appear thick and lumpy.

As you can imagine, the depth and severity of acne scarring vary, so the right treatments must get used for specific types of acne scars.

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Physician Skin Solutions at Arrowhead

Take the first step. Get your questions answered by meeting with one of our knowledgeable medical staff at Physician Skin Solutions for an in-person consultation. Simply fill out the form on this page, and one of our experienced team members will reach out to you promptly to schedule your consultation.

Acne Scar Treatments

At Physician Skin Solutions at Arrowhead, Dr. Shannon Maltais and her expert team offer a broad range of acne scar treatments. They are as follows:

Subcision and TCA Cross

Subcision is a minor surgical procedure that raises a depressed scar. TCA Cross is a chemical reconstruction of scar tissue that involves trichloroacetic acid (TCA) to promote collagen growth so that the scar gets raised.

Injectable Scar Therapy with Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers can be used to fill the dips in the skin’s surface caused by cystic acne, resulting in a more uniform skin texture. Injectable scar therapy is one of our most popular acne scarring treatments.

Microneedling: Traditional and Radiofrequency

A standard cosmetic method of treating acne scars involves microneedling. At Physician Skin Solutions at Arrowhead, we offer conventional microneedling and RF microneedling solutions.

CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing

CO2 fractional laser skin resurfacing replaces skin damaged by acne scars with new skin. We use Active FX/Total FX CO2 technology at Physician Skin Solutions at Arrowhead.


A non-ablative facial laser treatment that gently resurfaces skin and reduces post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.


We offer Sublative/eMatrix fractional RF treatments to diminish early acne scarring.

Iconic Skin Rejuvenation (ISR)

With Iconic Skin Rejuvenation (ISR), you’ll benefit from quick and painless treatment of acne scars and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.


*Individual Results May Vary


Am I a Candidate for Acne Scar Treatments?

You are an ideal candidate for acne scar treatments if you’ve experienced long-term acne that resulted in permanent scarring. Most treatments are minimally-invasive, and a few may require minimal downtime.

We offer several acne scar treatments ranging from microneedling and dermal fillers to chemical peels and laser skin resurfacing. The optimal treatment plan for your case can be determined during your consultation. 

Take the First Step – Request a Consultation

Schedule a consultation with Physician Skin Solutions at Arrowhead today by filling out the form on our website or by calling our office directly at 1-(602) 843-4040.

Physician Skin Solutions serves the greater Glendale, AZ area.

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