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Can A Facelift Get Rid Of Acne Scars?

By: Dr. Christopher Khorsandi


Many people have struggled with acne at some point in their life. Acne is usually a short-lived problem that is most often associated with adolescence, but for some individuals, it can be a lifelong issue. Patients who have experienced an extreme or lengthy case of acne can be left with permanent scars long after the acne has dissipated. There are many different kinds of acne scars, often characterized by a dark color or uneven texture, making them difficult to conceal with makeup. With the limitations of topical treatments, patients often wonder what other options exist for treating their acne scars.

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher Khorsandi of VIP Plastic Surgery understands the sensitive nature of acne scarring and is dedicated to offering patients the most current and revolutionary treatments for treating acne scars. With surgical, invasive, and noninvasive techniques available, Dr. Khorsandi and the highly experienced team at his Las Vegas, NV office can help you minimize the appearance of your acne scars and put your best face forward.

Can a facelift help reduce acne scarring?

Some acne scars are characterized by a deep depression or crater in the skin. Tightening or stretching the skin can reduce the scar’s visibility, leading patients to wonder if a facelift may be a permanent fix for acne scars. The answer is not straightforward and depends largely on the severity of the scar, its position on the face, and other factors. In some cases, a facelift can effectively reduce the appearance of a fairly superficial acne scar. However, deeper scars are often fixed or adhered to underlying tissue, and a facelift will not be able to correct them. For acne scars that are present along the outer edges of the face and along the hairline, a facelift that involves excising excess skin can sometimes "treat" a scar in those locations by simply removing it.

The efficacy of a facelift in treating acne scars depends on a variety of factors. However, a facelift is highly effective in treating a multitude of other concerns, including:

  • Facial lines
  • Wrinkles
  • Deep facial folds
  • Drooping skin
  • Sagging jowls

If you are interested in learning more about how a facelift can help address and correct some of the most bothersome signs of facial aging, call the knowledgeable team at VIP Plastic Surgery in Las Vegas today.

What other methods can get rid of acne scars?

While a facelift is one of the most beneficial cosmetic surgeries available, there are other appropriate and targeted treatments available to minimize acne scarring. Some of the most effective acne scar treatments offered at VIP Plastic Surgery in Las Vegas, NV include:

  • Chemical peels: A noninvasive treatment that uses a topical agent to get rid of the dead and damaged outer layers of the skin, resulting in a smoother texture overall
  • Dermabrasion: This cosmetic treatment uses an abrasive tool to scrape the outer layers of the skin, promoting the growth of fresh, healthy skin cells
  • Microneedling: A nonsurgical skin rejuvenation technique that uses small needles to create micro-injuries to the skin, sparking collagen production and healthy skin cell growth

In addition to these exciting techniques, the experienced aesthetic team at VIP Plastic Surgery offers a variety of other treatments to help reduce the appearance of acne scars and smooth out the texture and tone of your skin.

Can I use fillers to minimize acne scarring?

For Las Vegas-area patients with deep acne scars who want a long-lasting solution, fillers may be the answer. While injectable dermal fillers such as Juvederm® and Restylane® are most often used to restore volume in the cheeks and other areas of the face, they can also be injected in smaller quantities to fill in the depressions left by acne scars.

What’s the best treatment for acne scars?

With the numerous options available for acne scar treatment, it is easy to become overwhelmed when trying to decide which one is right for you. The best way to determine which acne scar treatment method is most appropriate for you is to be evaluated by a qualified and certified provider. Call VIP Plastic Surgery in Las Vegas, NV to schedule your consultation with Dr. Christopher Khorsandi today, and learn how one of our many exciting procedures can reduce the appearance of your acne scars, boost your self-esteem, and help you face the world with a newfound confidence.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.