Acne Scar Treatment in New York NY

Acne scars are a notoriously difficult problem to treat. Many older therapies relied on deep removal of layers of skin, long healing times, and potential pigmentation (skin color) difficulites. In addition, many of the older therapies could not be used in darker pigmented patients. Luckily, over the last several years, some new and exciting acne scar therapies have come to fruition. Dr. Shah offers the latest in acne scar treatments.
uses a symbiotic approach to acne scars. He has found that more than one mode of treatment provides the best results. This approach involves switching between techniques to avoid acne scar plateau.
Post-acne scarring is quite common. An atrophic acne scar is where permanent, postinflammation degradation of the dermal surface. About 95% of acne patients will have some degree of acne scarring. Acne scarring tends to look worse with aging.
There are said to be three different phases of acne scarring:
1. Inflammation- this is where inflammatory mediators are brought about and swelling and localized inflammation is seen.
2. Granulation Tissue Formation- 
3. Matrix remodeling- imbalance of metalloproteinases and mmp inhibitors
The scars occur as there is degradation of collagen fibers and subcutaneous fat. There is also thought to be a genetic disposition of some patients to scar versus others.