SkinSmart Dermatology | Dermatologist in Sarasota, FL 34243 (SRQ)

Acne Scars

When acne-causing bacteria interacts with naturally occurring oil in the skin, the result is irritation. This irritation clogs the hair follicles, collecting debris. Because your skin recognizes this debris as a foreign substance, the body attempts to get rid of it with an inflammatory response. The resulting inflammation can cause a wound in the skin, leaving a possible scar.

Although existing acne scars will not get worse on their own, untreated active acne can cause additional scars. Therefore, it makes more sense to treat the acne before treating acne scars. At SkinSmart Dermatology® in Sarasota, we provide many options for acne and acne scar treatment for people from Bradenton, Venice, Brandon, Lakewood Ranch and other Southwest Florida communities.

Healthy, beautiful skin begins at SkinSmart Dermatology®Request a cosmetic consultation or call our office in Sarasota at (941) 308-7546.


There are several treatments at SkinSmart Dermatology to address acne scarring, including:

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Dr. Callahan has been named a Castle Connolly Top Doctor for 2019. This is her ninth consecutive year as a Top Doctor. SkinSmart Dermatology offers four experienced and certified medical dermatological providers to serve the SW Florida area. Call today to schedule your appointment!

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Medium-depth chemical peels and fractional resurfacing can remove damaged skin while stimulating the production of new collagen, giving you a smoother, more even complexion. Although  light peels may not be appropriate for deeper scars, these treatments can improve the skin’s texture and lighten areas of darker pigmentation.

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