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Effective Laser Acne Scar Removal Treatment in Los Angeles

Acne scars can be a frustrating and embarrassing skin issue that can leave lasting effects on your appearance and self-esteem. Acne scar removal aims to minimize the appearance of scars, improve skin texture and tone, and restore your confidence. At South Coast MedSpa, we use state-of-the-art laser technologies like ZoomScan and Forever Young BBL to target scar tissue, stimulate collagen production, and encourage skin regeneration. Our laser treatments leave you with clear and smooth skin.

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Types of Acne Scars:

Acne scars come in various forms, each with distinct characteristics and treatment challenges.

  • Rolling Acne Scars: These scars are shallow, with smooth, rounded edges. They spread out over a larger facial area, often on the cheeks. They are generally the easiest to treat, as their gentle, sloping depressions respond well to various dermatological procedures.
  • Boxcar Acne Scars: Deeper and more defined, boxcar scars typically have well-demarcated borders. They often appear in areas like the temples and can be more resistant to treatment, requiring a more targeted approach.
  • Ice Pick Acne Scars: These scars are narrower and deeper, resembling small, pitted punctures. They are scattered across the face and are notoriously challenging to treat. However, a combination of treatments can significantly reduce their appearance, offering hope for smoother skin.
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woman with laser during acne scar removal in Los Angeles

Acne Scar Removal Corrects:

  • Uneven skin texture and tone caused by acne scarring
  • Depressed or raised scars, including icepick, boxcar, and rolling scars
  • Pigmentation issues, such as hyperpigmentation or hypopigmentation
  • Redness and inflammation in the treated areas
  • Scars on the face, neck, chest, and back
  • Self-consciousness and negative impact on self-esteem

To learn more about how laser acne scar removal in Los Angeles can help you, contact us today!

The Science Behind
Acne Scar Removal

Acne scar removal treatments work by stimulating the body’s natural healing process to reduce the appearance of scars. Laser treatments like ZoomScan and Forever Young BBL use high-energy light to target the scar tissue, breaking it down and promoting collagen production.

Our state-of-the-art lasers are designed to address a wide range of skin types, and tones, ensuring safe and effective acne scar removal. By employing multiple modalities, we precisely target different layers of the skin, effectively removing scars and promoting the regeneration of radiant, revitalized skin. Unlike many clinics, we specialize in providing safe and effective treatments for darker skin tones, maximizing both safety and results. South Coast MedSpa is recognized globally as a leader in treating acne scars for patients from diverse backgrounds and skin types. Trust us to deliver exceptional results, regardless of your skin type or origin.


ZoomScan is a specialized laser technology that emits short bursts of high-energy light that target the affected areas of the skin for laser acne scar removal in Los Angeles. The laser light is absorbed by the water molecules in the skin, which creates a thermal effect. This thermal effect results in the vaporization of the scar tissue, which is removed by the body’s natural healing processes. In addition to removing scar tissue, ZoomScan stimulates collagen production and improves the texture and tone of the skin.

Forever Young BBL

Forever Young BBL is a specialized laser technology that utilizes broadband light to target and treat various skin conditions, including acne scars. The system works by emitting short pulses of high-intensity light absorbed by the melanin and hemoglobin in the skin. This process heats the targeted area, stimulating collagen and elastin production, which are essential for skin regeneration. The increased collagen production reduces the appearance of acne scars while improving skin texture and tone.


Morpheus8 is a revolutionary RF microneedling treatment that utilizes RF energy to heat tissue underneath the skin, stimulating collagen production and effectively reducing the appearance of acne scars. This non-invasive treatment provides a safe and effective solution for improving skin texture, achieving smoother, more even-looking skin and aids in acne scar removal in Los Angeles. Additionally, Morpheus8 powered by SCMS’s advanced radiofrequency technology safely corrects signs of skin damage, improving the overall appearance of scars, visible pores, deep wrinkles, stretch marks, and uneven skin texture.

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Benefits of Acne Scar Removal:

  • Improved self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Reduction in the appearance of acne scars, resulting in clearer skin
  • Enhanced skin texture and tone
  • Improved overall skin health
  • Increased collagen production, leading to firmer, more youthful-looking skin
  • Minimized pigmentation issues caused by scarring
  • Safe and effective treatment for all skin types, including darker skin tones
  • No downtime and quick recovery time
  • Long-lasting results, providing a renewed sense of confidence in daily life
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Your Complete Acne Scar Removal Experience

To ensure the best possible outcome, you should keep a few things in mind. Avoiding direct sun exposure and tanning beds for at least two weeks before your treatment and discontinuing any retinol or vitamin A products can prepare your skin. During your consultation, our expert practitioners will provide detailed instructions tailored to your specific needs.

Before your acne scar removal in Los Angeles, our practitioners will apply a topical cream to numb the treatment area, ensuring your comfort throughout the session. You’ll feel a mild warming sensation during the treatment as the laser targets the scar tissue. After the session, our practitioners will provide detailed aftercare instructions to ensure optimal results. The procedure is non-invasive, virtually painless, and typically takes 45 to 60 minutes.

Side Effects
While our laser treatments are generally safe with minimal side effects, some patients may experience temporary redness, swelling, or mild discomfort in the treated area. These side effects typically subside within a few days.

Our laser treatments have minimal downtime, and you can expect to take 3 to 5 days off from work or other activities to allow your skin to heal. Our expert practitioners will provide detailed aftercare instructions to ensure a safe and speedy recovery.

At South Coast MedSpa, you can expect gradual improvements in your skin’s texture and tone within a few weeks following your acne scar removal. The results are long-lasting and can be permanent with proper care. Our expert practitioners will provide you with detailed instructions to help you maintain the results of your treatment for the long term.

Depending on the severity of your acne scars and your skin type, most patients require 2 to 3 treatments of laser acne scar removal in Los Angeles to achieve optimal results. Our expert practitioners will develop a treatment plan that meets your needs and provides the best possible outcomes. Follow-up treatments are typically scheduled 4 to 6 weeks apart to achieve maximum results.

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Actual SCMS Patients

Que Luu

I strongly recommend anyone who is suffering from acne scars to come to South Coast Medspa: The staff is amazing, they will guide you through the entire process and answer any questions you might have. The treatments were great. Importantly, I am very happy with the results.

Gladys Alarcon

I’ve been going to SCMS for a about two years now. Mainly I go to the LA office but my last two treatments have been at the Newport office. My experience for both treatments have been really good. I had a laser treatment done back in September for acne scarring and a VI Peel done yesterday...

Crystal Velasquez

I’ve been receiving treatment for my acne scars and overall appearance of my skin here since September. Over the months my skin has improved with the treatment I’m receiving, I’ve gotten a few done which included micro fractional laser to blue light treatment. These treatments have really reduced the appearance of my skin tone and texture, I’m very happy with the progress thus far.

Emma P.

I am beyond happy that I have found South Coast MedSpa! I was going to a place in Beverly Hills. Every time I would go to the other place, I would end up with blisters after my procedure! Has not, happened with South Coast MedSpa...

Schedule Your Consultation

At South Coast MedSpa, we’ve performed over 200,000 laser treatments, helping our patients achieve clear and smooth skin with acne scar removal in Los Angeles. If you’re ready to say goodbye to your acne scars and improve your skin’s texture and tone, we invite you to schedule a consultation. Our expert practitioners will assess your skin and develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to your needs. With our advanced laser technology, including laser skin resurfacing,  you can trust that you’ll receive the best possible care and achieve the clear and smooth skin you desire.

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