How to Treat Acne & Acne Scarring

How to Treat Acne & Acne Scarring

December 29, 2021

Both adult and adolescent acne/ acne scarring can be difficult to live with. People in any stage of life struggling with acne may feel as though their blemishes are the only thing people notice about them. When looking for a solution to acne/ acne scarring, it can often be very difficult to sift through the marketing of multibillion dollar companies to find real answers that deliver effective and visible results. Below are several options for acne/ acne scarring treatment and why some options are better than others.


Live acne is considered an active breakout. Acne scarring is not. With the products listed below, remember that products purchased at a Medical Spa will have the highest level of “active ingredients,” making them more efficient than products purchased at retail stores. Here are some of the best skin care products for live acne.

  • BenzoPeroxide face wash for cystic acne
  • Salicylic Face wash
  • AHA Moisturizer
  • Green Tea Serums
  • Retinol (It is important to be sure to use the correct level of retinol. Beginning with a level that is too high may irritate the skin.)
  • Tretinoin (It is good to begin with Retinol and only move up to Tretinoin if needed.)


It’s important to give the pores a deep cleanse in order to begin to remove live acne. This initial cleansing will help skincare products penetrate the skin more easily, providing more effective results. A few of the best deep cleansing treatments on the market for live acne are:

  • ForeverClear BroadBand Light
  • A Series of Customized Medical Facials
    • HydraFacial MD
    • Oxygeneo Charcoal Detox
    • Microdermabrasion
  • Chemical Peels


Acne Scars are often deep in the skin, making it very difficult for a skincare product to get deep enough to resurface the scars. Because of this, skin care alone is rarely ever able to fully eradicate acne scarring. However, below are two skin care treatments that typically work best at improving acne scarring.

  • Retinol
  • Tretinoin


Aesthetic Med Studio is proud to have some of the best technology in the nation. This technology provides consistently beautiful and often semi-permanent to permanent results. Some of the best clinical treatments for acne scar removal are:

  • MicroLaser Peel
  • Edge Elite
  • INTRAcel
  • ProFractional Laser
  • Microneedling


Some practitioners will use dermal fillers to inject into the scars causing scarring to “pop out.” Aesthetic Med Studio is happy to provide this treatment to patients, however, when it comes to acne scar removal, laser resurfacing provides the best results.

Dermal Fillers are used to pop out acne scars, however, these fillers decrease over time and re-injections are necessary to maintain results. Along with this, depending on the amount and depth of scarring, there is a risk of being the scars being overfilled. An experienced injector will always prevent this from happening, but it can be difficult for some to assess.

Laser Treatments

Laser/Device Treatments will treat acne scarring at the root. Rather than treating only the appearance of scarring, Aesthetic Med Studio’s devices will actually remove the scars themselves, leaving your skin with a beautiful bright glow. Once scars are removed it is highly unlikely for them to ever return. Not only do laser treatments provide glowing skin, but they also lessen the likelihood and frequency of active breakouts that may occur in the future.

If you have any questions about which options may be best for you, please feel free to call us at 417-889-5274. We are always here to help.

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