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Acne Scars Treatment in Millburn, NJ

Whether you have deep acne scars on your nose, forehead, or any area of your face or body, our skin experts at Millburn Laser Center understand how severe acne scars can make you feel self-conscious. We provide a wide selection of laser and energy devices to reduce the appearance of acne scars and can recommend the best dermatology treatment for acne scars according to your needs and goals.

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Types of Acne Scars We Treat

The types of acne scars we treat include:

  • Ice pick acne scars: These scars are deep indentations that start wide at the surface and narrow down into a point in the skin, making it look like it has been punctured with an ice pick. Inflamed blemishes often cause these pitted acne scars.
  • Boxcar acne scars: These crater-like scars or rounded depressions have vertical and sharp edges and give the skin an uneven appearance.
  • Hypertrophic scars: These are wide, thickened, raised scars that develop after a trauma or injury.
  • Keloids: Keloids are a severe form of raised scars. They grow bigger than the original wound and keep growing even after healing. They can develop when there is too much collagen in the skin.

Acne Scar Treatments Offered

We can treat acne scars using our wide selection of lasers and treatments. These include:



Morpheus8 is an RF microneedling treatment designed to stimulate collagen production. The device’s ultra-fine needles penetrate the skin, creating tiny perforations and delivering radiofrequency energy into the skin’s deeper layers. It triggers the body’s natural healing response and results in new collagen and elastin production. The increased collagen and elastin levels stimulate cell turnover while the treatment area heals. The result is newly resurfaced skin that is smoother and firmer.

Fraxel Dual

The Fraxel® Dual laser generates two different wavelengths (1550 and 1927). One is for treating superficial scarring and pigmentation, and the other is for deeper scars and wrinkles. The laser creates microscopic beams that target deep within the dermis while leaving the surrounding tissue completely undamaged. By targeting thousands of microscopic treatment areas with precision, Fraxel Dual can rapidly trigger the body’s natural healing process and stimulate collagen production to improve scarring.


LaseMD™ is a fractional laser that treats only a fraction of skin tissue at a time, leaving the surrounding skin intact. Its heat creates controlled damage that produces microchannels in the skin and stimulates the body to produce more collagen and elastin. As a result, the skin renews at a cellular level and produces a smoother and healthier-looking appearance.


The Accure Laser™ System effectively treats active acne to reduce your risk of developing scars. The light-based laser device neutralizes sebaceous glands to reduce acne. The more severe the acne, the more prominent its scars can be. This is why having acne treated early can prevent permanent damage to the skin.

Why Choose Us for Your Acne Scar Removal in Millburn

Millburn Laser Center is home to 10+ lasers that feature the most advanced technology for treating a wide variety of skin conditions, including acne scars. Our expert team of board-certified dermatologists has extensive training in using these devices and can customize an effective treatment plan according to your specific needs and goals.

Since we make patient safety and satisfaction a top priority, our board-certified dermatologists perform all cosmetic and medical procedures themselves, helping patients safely achieve superior results. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our experts.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What causes acne scars?

A: Acne scars occur when cystic acne or deep blemishes trigger changes in the skin’s deeper layers.

Acne scars can form as “ice pick,” “boxcar,” or “rolling” scars, depending on the damage. These depressed acne scars, which are caused by inflammation, develop when not enough collagen is produced to heal the tissue affected. Acne scars may also occur when there is an excess of collagen, leading to raised bumps.

Q: Do acne scar removal treatments hurt?

A: The laser treatments we perform at Millburn Laser Center involve minimal discomfort. To ensure a more comfortable treatment experience, we apply topical numbing cream or local anesthetic before a procedure. Our board-certified dermatologists have the skill and experience to safely perform these laser treatments and always take the necessary steps to ensure your procedure is as comfortable as possible.

Q: How long does it take to see results?

A: You may see improvement in the appearance of your scars within days following your laser procedure. For optimal results, we may recommend a series of treatment sessions. You will see improvement after each session, and full results will become apparent once your treatment plan is complete.

Q: How long will my acne scar treatment take?

A: Severe acne scar treatments may take longer, but generally, an acne scar treatment shouldn’t take more than an hour to complete. Treatment time will depend on the severity of your acne scar, the number and size of the treatment area, and the type of device used.

Q: How long is the recovery after treatment?

A: Recovery time depends on your skin condition, type of treatment, and treatment depth, but there will likely be no significant downtime after an acne scar treatment. Most patients resume their normal daily activities within one to two days. In general, laser treatments may cause mild side effects like redness, swelling, and tenderness that should resolve in a few days and should not prevent you from resuming your daily activities.

Q: Am I a good candidate for acne scar removal?

A: Those with visible acne scarring on the face, neck, chest, or back are suitable candidates for acne scar removal. Generally, patients can have acne scarring treatments when they have no active breakouts.

Q: How long will my results last?

A: Laser scar treatments permanently alter a scar’s appearance and can produce long-lasting results, especially for mild scarring.

Q: How can I prevent acne scars?

A: Take these steps to lower your risk of developing acne scars:

  • Get your acne under control as soon as possible: Treat acne as soon as it develops to avoid forehead acne scars or acne scars on the cheeks and other parts of the face. See your dermatologist who may prescribe acne treatments like benzoyl peroxide and retinoids. Don’t attempt to fix acne scars yourself.
  • Don’t squeeze or pop pimples: Picking or squeezing a pimple will only force debris deeper into the dermis and spread inflammation. This will extend the healing time and increase the chances of scar formation.
  • Avoid excessive scrubbing and harsh skincare products: Your goal should be to calm inflammation to avoid further irritating your skin. Inflamed acne blemishes are more prone to producing scars.
  • See a board-certified dermatologist for acne scar treatment: Consult with a skin expert, especially when you are prone to acne scarring. Your dermatologist can recommend the best treatment plan for you.

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