Acne Scar Treatment

CSC Steil Dermatology

Medical & Cosmetic Dermatology located in Hinsdale & Downers Grove, IL

Acne, especially during your teenage years, is stressful enough on its own. If you have acne scars remaining on your face years after a breakout, it can leave you feeling just as self-conscious as the day you got your first pimple. At CSC Steil Dermatology in Hinsdale and Downers Grove, Illinois, Christina Steil, MD, Paula S. Malhotra, MD, and Rachel Bognet, MD, offer several minimally invasive options for acne scar treatment. To see a great improvement in your skin’s texture after acne scars, call your nearest location.

Acne Scar Treatment Q & A

Why do I need acne scar treatment?

Acne scars are craters or bumps in your skin often left behind after severe acne breakouts. They occur when a deep pimple or lesion pops or otherwise bursts, often because of scratching or squeezing.

Even if you try your hardest not to touch your acne during a flare-up, you can still get acne scars from particularly large blemishes, especially if your skin is prone to scarring. Acne scars also worsen as you age because of your skin’s loss of collagen. 

Before jumping into acne scar treatment, it’s important that you wait for any existing acne breakouts to subside as they can inhibit the treatment for scars.

What acne scar treatments can I get?

CSC Steil Dermatology offers several skin resurfacing treatments to reduce the appearance of your acne scars. The team examines your skin to decide which treatment or treatments will be most effective for diminishing your scar type.


During a subcision procedure for acne scars or other scar types, your provider inserts a needle into your scar and uses it to break the scar tissue away from surrounding tissues. 

This also causes your body’s healing process to kick in with new collagen fibers for an improved outward appearance of your scars.


Fractora is a specialized microneedling device that uses a tiny set of needles to make shallow punctures in your skin. It also emits gentle radiofrequency waves. 

The combination of punctures and radiofrequency prompt your skin to heal itself, improving the appearance of acne scars in the process.


CSC Steil Dermatology offers mechanical peels to exfoliate your skin without using chemicals. They help smooth your skin to diminish acne scars and other blemishes.

How can I prevent myself from needing acne scar treatments in the future?

After getting an acne scar treatment and seeing a stunning difference in your skin’s texture, you may be wondering how to preserve your skin’s new finish. If you’re prone to acne breakouts and want to avoid future scars, the CSC Steil Dermatology team suggests:

  • Treating breakouts early
  • Avoiding harsh products and vigorous scrubbing
  • Not squeezing, picking, or popping your pimples
  • Leaving scabs alone

If new acne scars develop despite your efforts, the CSC Steil Dermatology team can treat them accordingly.

If your skin texture is permanently bumpy due to acne scars, call CSC Steil Dermatology for acne scar treatment today.