Many of us struggle with acne throughout our lives. Acne commonly starts in adolescence but can extend or even develop in adulthood. Acne can leave us self-conscious and frustrated, resulting in permanent acne scars if not adequately treated. There are many types of acne scarring, and Dr. Green is a cosmetic specialist in treating acne scars. With over 25 years of experience treating acne patients and acne scars in her boutique, private NYC dermatology office, Dr. Green will help remove the hyperpigmentation and depressions caused by acne breakouts.
With cutting-edge technology, like the Fraxel laser, you can eliminate acne scars with almost no downtime. Board-certified dermatologist Dr. Michele Green is an expert in cosmetic and anti-aging dermatology and has been healing patients with acne scars with Fraxel laser treatments for over ten years. Fraxel laser skin resurfacing is a fractional laser that is FDA-approved to revitalize skin, even skin tone and texture, and reduce the appearance of acne scars on the face, neck, chest, back, arms, and legs. It uses fractional laser technology to boost collagen in the skin, which can reduce the appearance of acne scarring, fine lines, and hyperpigmentation, among other skin conditions. Dr. Green is at the forefront of skincare and technology and considers the Fraxel laser a “magic eraser” due to her incredible results with Fraxel laser skin resurfacing.
Dr. Michele Green in New York City is an internationally renowned board-certified cosmetic dermatologist with over two and a half decades of experience providing the best non-invasive treatment options to her patients from around the globe. Super Doctors, New York Magazine, and Castle Connolly consistently voted Dr. Green one of New York’s best physicians. When you consult with Dr. Green for your acne scar treatment at her private dermatology office in the Upper East Side neighborhood of Manhattan, you will have the opportunity to discuss your specific skin concerns and aesthetic goals with her. Dr. Green will work with you to create a customized treatment plan for facial rejuvenation that best suits your skin and delivers the ideal cosmetic results you are after.
What is Fraxel Laser Treatment?
The Fraxel laser is the first fractionated laser of its kind. Fraxel laser treatment uses unique technology to treat thousands of microscopic treatment areas with absolute precision. Due to Fraxel’s precise tiny laser treatment, it can rapidly create new collagen, streamlining the body’s natural healing process and leading to expedited rejuvenation.
Fraxel Laser treatment relies on microscopic beams that can treat deep within the dermis and leave surrounding tissue unaffected. For this reason, the Fraxel laser was the first ever fractionated laser that was FDA-approved for non-ablative laser skin resurfacing that is safe and effective for various skin types. The Fraxel® Dual laser uses two different beams that can remove or reduce hyperpigmentation, brown spots, age spots, sun damage, and other skin discoloration, as well as improve skin texture and the appearance of fine lines and acne scars. Combined, the Fraxel restores rejuvenated, healthy skin.
Fraxel combined with Juvederm
What is the Fraxel Dual Laser?
The Fraxel Dual laser is a type of Fraxel laser that is essentially two lasers in one: the Thulium laser, which operates at a 1927 nanometer wavelength, and the Erbium laser, which operates at a 1550 nm wavelength. With two different wavelengths of fractional laser energy on one device, the Fraxel Dual laser can treat many skin conditions by using each wavelength separately or within the same treatment session. Each of the two wavelength settings available on the Fraxel Dual Laser target various skin conditions, with the 1927 nm setting best for pigmentation and superficial skin resurfacing and the 1550 nm setting best for acne scars, deep lines and wrinkles, and uneven skin texture.
Fraxel Laser 1927 Wavelength
One of the two laser beams in the Fraxel Dual laser is known as the 1927 wavelength. It’s a Thulium laser that can remove pigment-related issues, including brown spots, age spots, and sunspots. It is the gold standard in pigmentation removal and sun damage. The 1927 targets the skin’s surface, which is why it’s so helpful in reducing the appearance of discolored pigment on the skin. Depending on the amount of pigmentation and age spots, it typically takes two to three sessions, spaced one month apart, to remove facial discoloration from sun damage.
Fraxel Laser 1550 for Acne Scars
The second beam in the Fraxel Dual laser, the 1550 wavelength, uses Erbium technology to reach deeper into the dermis layers. By focusing energy deeper into the dermal layers, the 1550 wavelength can jumpstart new collagen production. This, in turn, can tighten skin, improving the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, stretch marks, acne scars, and surgical scars. Typically acne scars require three to five Fraxel laser treatments, approximately one month apart. There is minimal downtime with some redness after treatment for 48 hours.
Which conditions does the Fraxel Laser Treat?
The Fraxel Laser can treat a variety of skin conditions. It can remove various atrophic scars, including ice pick and boxcar acne scars, surgical scars, and scars from injury. It’s also excellent at creating a more youthful appearance by reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, shrinking enlarged pores, improving skin tone and texture, and reducing the appearance of stretch marks. Lastly, it can reduce pigment-related issues, such as sun damage, age spots, brown spots, freckles, hyperpigmentation, and skin discoloration. Treating melasma with the Fraxel laser is not advised, as this can worsen the existing hyperpigmentation and ultimately make it more difficult to remove.
When it comes to acne scars, Dr. Green will use the Erbium laser to remove the appearance of acne scarring on the face. This will also improve the evenness of your skin texture and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. However, if you also are dealing with the appearance of sun damage, dark spots, or discoloration, a hybrid treatment between the Erbium and Thulium lasers can be custom-made. Dr. Green often uses a combined treatment between both beams for comprehensive results and curates the specific laser concentrations to serve your needs best.
Fraxel Laser Treatments
Fraxel laser treatments can be used to address various skin conditions, including:
- Hyperpigmentation, such as age spots, sun spots, and brown spots
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Acne scars, including atrophic scars, such as icepick scars and boxcar scars
- Injury or surgical scarring
- Stretch marks
- Enlarged pores
- Uneven skin tone and texture
When you have your initial consultation with Dr. Green, she will examine the treatment area and discuss your aesthetic goals to determine if Fraxel laser treatment is proper for you.
Is Fraxel ablative?
There are two overarching types of laser treatments: ablative laser treatment, which involves the vaporization of the outer layer of skin, and non-ablative laser treatment, which causes controlled damage to the inner layer of skin while leaving the outer layer undamaged. Fraxel lasers can be ablative or non-ablative depending on the type of Fraxel laser used. The Fraxel Repair is an ablative CO2 laser used for dramatic skin resurfacing, vaporizing the epidermal layer to promote skin cell turnover and collagen production for clearer, brighter, more youthful-looking skin. The Fraxel Repair ablative laser can treat acne scars and pigmentation on the skin’s surface. While the ablative laser produces more dramatic results, the recovery time is generally much more significant, requiring up to 2 weeks of downtime following the treatment. On the other hand, the Fraxel Dual Laser is a non-ablative laser that can address similar skin concerns, such as acne scars and pigmentation, without significant downtime.
Are Fraxel results permanent?
The Fraxel Dual Laser is safe and effective for use on skin types I-III and provides patients with long-lasting results after as few as three treatment sessions. As Fraxel can be used to address many skin conditions, the number of treatment sessions necessary and the longevity of the treatment results may depend on what Fraxel is being used to treat. For most patients, the full effects of the treatment may not be visible until three to five treatment sessions have been completed. After that, the treatment results are long-lasting, with most patients requiring maintenance or touch-up appointments every couple of years. The treatment results can be better maintained if patients practice good skincare following the procedure by always wearing SPF 30 or higher sunscreen and preventing and treating future acne breakouts early.
Can you use Fraxel for scars?
The Fraxel Dual laser is a highly effective treatment option for many forms of scarring, including acne scars, ice pick and boxcar scars, and surgical and injury scars. Acne scarring is a prevalent skin condition, with over 80% of people experiencing acne breakouts between the ages of 11 and 30 and 1 in 5 developing some form of acne scar due to their breakout. Several risk factors for developing acne scars after a breakout, including deep infection in the nodule or cyst, inhibit the proper collagen production during the healing process, leading to either atrophic or hypertrophic acne scars. The 1550 nm setting is the most effective for addressing any scarring by penetrating deep into the dermal layer of the skin.
Fractional CO2 Laser for Acne Scars
The Fraxel laser for acne scars is a highly effective way to reduce the appearance of acne scars on various treatment areas of the body. A standard CO2 (Carbon Dioxide) laser is an ablative laser that creates thermal injury in the skin and thus requires significant recovery time. A Fractional CO2 laser is less invasive than a traditional CO2 laser and is sometimes called a “CO2 Fraxel laser”. The official term for the CO2 Fraxel is the Fraxel Repair, an ablative laser with significant downtime that uses CO2 and is reserved for more severe cases. However, the Fraxel Dual laser uses fractionated Thulium and Erbium laser technology to treat the skin, stimulate collagen production, and restore the skin without downtime.
Does Fraxel laser work for acne scars?
Yes! The Fraxel laser effectively removes atrophic acne scars, improves discoloration and fine lines, and creates overall skin rejuvenation. It’s a popular and competitive treatment option for those who suffer from acne scarring, as it’s proven to reduce atrophic acne scars and, in most cases, eradicate the scarring from the skin’s surface.
The treatment works via the emission of fractional laser energy, delivered to the treatment area in many concentrated beams of light. The fractional nature of the laser means that the laser energy causes targeted damage to columns of skin, leaving the surrounding tissue unharmed. When the fractional laser energy penetrates the dermal layer of skin, it causes controlled heat damage to the tissue, resulting in micro-injuries that trigger the body’s natural healing response. When this occurs, natural collagen production occurs, leading to the formation of newer, firmer, smoother, more evenly textured skin. The treatment is safe and relatively simple, typically only taking 15-30 minutes to perform, depending on the size and scope of the treatment area. Most patients feel minimal discomfort during the treatment itself, as Dr. Green begins by applying a topical anesthetic to the treatment area, and the laser itself is equipped with a dynamic cooling device that keeps the skin from feeling too hot.
Fraxel Laser for Back Acne Scars
The Fraxel laser can treat a variety of treatment areas, including the face, neck, décolletage, hands, back, arms, and legs. For this reason, it’s one of the best treatments for reducing the appearance of back acne scars, often removing the spots entirely. Back acne can develop when the pores on the back get clogged with sweat, sebum, and dead skin, forming pimples, whiteheads, or blackheads that can be painful and irritating. Sweaty clothing and backpacks can rub the skin, causing friction and increasing skin irritation. Back acne can appear in patients of any age and affects as many as 50% of patients struggling with acne experience back acne. The Fraxel laser is an effective treatment for atrophic acne scars, which includes boxcar, ice pick, and rolling scars.
How do I prepare for the Fraxel laser for acne scar treatment?
The Fraxel laser acne scar treatment is simple and effective. Before your treatment, the treatment area will be cleaned and prepared, typically with a topical numbing cream to minimize any potential discomfort. You’ll wear protective goggles, and Dr. Green will deliver the designated laser energy in passes. You will feel bursts of heat during your treatment and may experience slight stinging. Most appointments last around 15 minutes, but this varies depending on the size of the treatment area and the depth of the skin condition being treated.
What is the aftercare for the Fraxel laser?
After your Fraxel laser treatment, you can resume regular activity shortly after. Those treated exclusively for acne scars under the 1550 setting will likely experience mild redness or swelling for two days post-treatment. The essential aftercare for Fraxel laser treatment is a strict skincare routine, which relies on daily moisturizer and a high SPF sunscreen to prevent any intense sun exposure on the skin.
If treated with the 1550 and 1927 wavelength beams, you’ll experience about 5-7 days of sensitive skin. Within the first 48 hours post-treatment, your skin will appear as if there’s a sunburn, and then the top layer will peel, revealing a healthy new layer of skin. During this time, daily moisturizer and sunscreen are vital to protect this new skin.
After your Fraxel laser treatment, avoiding certain skin care products that might aggravate the skin is essential. These include exfoliants, hydroquinones, and retinoids. For those who experience active acne after treatment, Dr. Green can prescribe an oral antibiotic to control the acne breakouts.
Before and after 2 Voluma, 1 Restylane, and 1 Fraxel for acne scars
What are the potential side effects of Fraxel laser?
Thankfully, the risks regarding fractional CO2 laser for acne scars’ side effects are quite low. Most patients experience redness or swelling after the treatment, but a daily moisturizer and sunscreen regimen can prevent further discomfort. MGSKINLABs, Dr. Green’s highly coveted skincare line, offers access to a Recovery Cream to help prevent skin damage post-treatment.
Dr. Green does not recommend Fraxel laser skin resurfacing for those with melasma, as it can worsen the pigmentation from facial melasma. For melasma, Dr. Green recommends Cosmelan treatment. In rare cases, side effects of Fraxel laser include scarring, hyperpigmentation, and infection. Additionally, the Fraxel laser is only safe for those with skin types I, II, and III; those with darker skin types should avoid using the Fraxel laser due to the increased risk of hyperpigmentation and discoloration. Dr. Green can recommend various alternative treatment options for darker skin types to treat better your acne scars, such as the eMatrix laser, Vivace laser, and other radiofrequency lasers.
How much does acne scar Fraxel treatment cost?
The cost of Fraxel treatment for acne scars varies depending on the size of the treatment area and the severity of the condition. Additionally, the price will vary depending on whether you have an expert performing your laser treatment, an unqualified technician at a clinic, or a medspa overseeing the procedure. On average, a Fraxel laser treatment session for facial rejuvenation is around $1500. You must ensure a board-certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon completes your treatment, as most MedSpa technicians are uncertified, meaning they are not trained by Solta (the makers of Fraxel) to perform this laser treatment.
Why is the Fraxel laser so expensive?
The Fraxel laser is a specialized treatment requiring specific machinery and devices and healthcare providers appropriately trained on how to use them. With such specialized technology that provides safe and effective results, the cost is, on average, $1500 for treatment. The exact price of the treatment will vary depending on the treatment area and the skin condition being treated. Treatment performed on the arms or back, for example, may cost more than treatment on the neck due to the greater surface area of the treatment site. When you have your initial consultation with Dr. Green, she will create the treatment schedule that will best meet your needs, after which her office will provide you with a nearer estimate of the overall cost of treatment.
Why is Fraxel so expensive for acne scars?
The cost of the Fraxel laser treatment depends upon several factors, including the size and scope of the treatment area, the geographic location, and the type of institution at which you receive treatment. When treating acne scars, the price will vary based on the depth and severity of the scarring. The number of sessions necessary will also affect the treatment cost, though Dr. Green always recommends the sessions that best meet your aesthetic goals. While seeking treatment from an expert dermatologist may be more expensive than a MedSpa, receiving treatment from an expert, such as Dr. Green, ensures better, longer-lasting results with a lower risk of adverse events.
How does Fraxel laser treatment for acne scars compare to other acne scar laser treatments?
Fraxel Dual laser treatment is an exciting, innovative cosmetic treatment option, suitable for patients with lighter Fitzpatrick skin types, that can successfully improve the appearance of a myriad of skin conditions, including acne scars. Fraxel is a cosmetic treatment approved by the FDA and proven to correct the appearance of atrophic acne scars, age spots, sun damage, stretch marks, fine lines, wrinkles, and various forms of hyperpigmentation, among other skin conditions. Most patients observe a total transformation in the texture and tone of their skin after a short series of treatment sessions.
There are a variety of other acne scar laser treatments that are considered highly effective in treating atrophic acne scars. The VBeam laser is a popular non-invasive treatment option for patients with redness, including post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation or red acne scars. VBeam relies on a laser beam that operates on a light wavelength that targets the skin’s red pigment while leaving the surrounding skin untouched. The laser is gentle enough that it can be used to treat patients with very sensitive skin types and incorporates a patented Dynamic Cooling Device (DCD) that releases a burst of cold air before the laser beam is emitted to enhance patient comfort during treatment. In addition, it has been shown to reduce inflammatory acne by around 85% and non-inflammatory acne by about 70%. The VBeam laser is a non-invasive treatment that is safe for all skin types and is commonly used to treat rosacea and redness, including that associated with acne scars. The VBeam laser treatment is gentle enough to be combined with a Fraxel treatment session on the same day to improve the appearance of acne scars that are depressed and red. Dr. Green will work with you to determine if the treatments in conjunction are appropriate for your skin.
The eMatrix sublative rejuvenation laser treatment is a competitive choice for acne scar treatment. The eMatrix laser uses radiofrequency technology to stimulate new collagen and elastin. This boost in collagen can safely and efficiently reduce the appearance of scars and is known for its effectiveness on every skin type. Dr. Green frequently relies on the eMatrix laser to reduce the appearance of acne scars for her patients with darker skin types.
Fraxel vs. Pixel laser for acne scars
Similarly to the Fraxel laser, the Pixel laser is a non-ablative fractionated laser that can treat such skin conditions as fine lines, wrinkles, uneven skin texture, hyperpigmentation, enlarged pores, surgical scars, and acne scars. The main difference between the Fraxel laser and the Pixel laser is the wavelength intensity and depth of penetration. Where the Fraxel laser has two wavelengths – 1927 and 1550 nm – the Pixel laser has one: 2940 nm. While the Pixel laser is an effective option, Dr. Green prefers the Fraxel laser as the two wavelengths allow more skin conditions to be addressed.
Is Fraxel permanent for acne scars?
Fraxel laser treatment is a long-lasting option for skin conditions like acne scars. Dr. Green recommends that most patients schedule 3-5 treatment sessions spaced approximately one month apart for optimal results. Once the results have been attained, the effects of the treatment will remain visible for many years. The Fraxel laser treatment does not prevent the formation of acne scars in the future, so patients much be diligent in preventing and treating acne breakouts to avoid the appearance of new acne scars. Should new scars form, the Fraxel laser treatment can be repeated annually to maintain clear, smooth, youthful-looking skin.
Can Fraxel laser treatment be combined with other facial rejuvenation procedures?
Yes! Fraxel is a laser skin resurfacing treatment that can be combined with other non-invasive facial rejuvenation treatments for ideal cosmetic results. When you work with Dr. Michele Green in NYC, you’ll have the opportunity to discuss your specific skin concerns and aesthetic goals with her. With Dr. Green, you will create a personalized treatment plan incorporating the cosmetic procedures catered to achieving optimal facial rejuvenation results. Dr. Green will typically suggest staggering treatment sessions of Fraxel with other cosmetic procedures to optimize results. Dr. Green frequently combines laser skin resurfacing treatments with dermal filler injections or skin tightening treatments, such as Thermage FLX. Dermal fillers can replenish lost facial volume and erase the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and depressions in the skin resulting from collagen breakdown. Botox injections are considered the gold standard treatment for eliminating or reducing the appearance of dynamic wrinkles on the face, which form in response to repeated facial expressions.
When you work with Dr. Green, you can create a custom treatment plan that fulfills all of your goals, from reducing acne scarring to reversing the appearance of aging to maintaining a healthy glow. The types of cosmetic procedures integrated into your individualized treatment plan will depend upon the type and severity of your acne scars and your skin tone and type. It is essential to meet with a board-certified dermatologist, like Dr. Michele Green in NYC, for your acne scar treatment to ensure that the treatments in your acne scar removal approach are best suited to your skin and provide you with the best overall results.
Does Fraxel help with acne?
Fraxel is not designed to treat active acne breakouts, and patients should not undergo Fraxel treatments if they are currently experiencing acne breakouts. Additionally, patients with active infection or open lesions should only be treated with Fraxel once their condition has resolved. Dr. Green will work with you to treat your inflammatory condition before performing Fraxel treatment sessions.
Can Fraxel make acne scars worse?
When you have your acne scar treatment with a board-certified dermatologist, such as Dr. Green, with the expertise and experience to recommend safe, effective, and appropriate lasers, Fraxel will not worsen the appearance of your scars. Fraxel is an FDA-approved cosmetic procedure for rejuvenating the complexion, including eliminating acne scars. A knowledgeable medical professional must perform your laser skin resurfacing treatment to ensure that you are an appropriate candidate for the procedure and that it will provide you with the cosmetic results that you’re after. Dr. Green is an internationally renowned cosmetic dermatologist with over two and a half decades of experience providing the best non-invasive cosmetic treatments available to her patients from around the globe. When you work with Dr. Michele Green in NYC for your acne scar treatments, you’ll be able to observe a gradual improvement with each subsequent treatment session until you achieve your optimal cosmetic results and a smooth, clear complexion that lasts.
How effective is Fraxel laser for acne scars?
Fraxel is an ideal treatment modality for treating acne scars for Fitzpatrick skin types I-III patients. Fraxel Dual is a type of laser skin resurfacing device that operates on two wavelengths, 1550 nm and 1927 nm. The 1550 nm setting is ideal for treating acne scars and other textural irregularities in the skin, such as fine lines, wrinkles, and enlarged pores. Laser skin resurfacing is considered one of the most effective types of cosmetic treatment for acne scars. Fraxel is often called the ‘magic eraser’ for its unique ability to target various skin conditions, including acne scars. However, patients with darker skin types should not be treated with Fraxel as it can cause undesirable side effects such as hyperpigmentation, hypopigmentation, and scarring. Other laser skin resurfacing devices, such as the eMatrix sublative rejuvenation laser, Vivace, and other radiofrequency and microneedling lasers, are safe and effective for patients with darker skin tones and produce ideal cosmetic results when it comes to resolving acne scars.
How many Fraxel treatments for acne scars?
When treating acne scars with laser skin resurfacing, predicting how many treatment sessions will be needed for a given patient can be challenging. This is because everyone responds somewhat uniquely to the laser treatment and will present with varying severity of acne scars. Patients with mild to moderate acne scars require fewer treatment sessions than those with more severe scars. Typically, patients treated with Fraxel for acne scars will require three to five treatment sessions of Fraxel, spaced about four weeks apart, to achieve their ideal cosmetic results. When you consult with Dr. Green at her private dermatology office in the Upper East Side neighborhood of Manhattan regarding your acne scar treatment protocol, she will work with you to determine the treatment modalities that will be incorporated and the approximate number of sessions required.
How long after Fraxel can I use Retinol?
For the week following your laser skin resurfacing treatment with Fraxel, exfoliating active ingredients, like Retinol, should be avoided. Patients should also refrain from using active ingredients in skin care, such as vitamin C, hydroquinone, benzoyl peroxide, and salicylic acid. After treatment with Fraxel, a gentle cleanser and a non-comedogenic moisturizer will keep your skin nourished and protected while healing. In addition, patients should refrain from using exfoliative ingredients for at least two weeks before their Fraxel treatment session to avoid excess skin irritation following the treatment.
Why does Fraxel cause breakouts?
Some patients experience acne breakouts after using Fraxel or other laser resurfacing treatments. Such a breakout may occur due to increased skin cell turnover rates caused by having treatment with Fraxel laser. If you are interested in treating acne scars and are still struggling with active breakouts, Dr. Green will likely recommend that the acne is treated first to prevent the development of new acne scars. If you experience a breakout of acne after having treatment with Fraxel laser, an oral or topical antibiotic may be prescribed to help clear the breakout if needed. Whether acne, acne scars, or both concern you, Dr. Michele Green in NYC can help.
Why do I get pimples/whiteheads after Fraxel?
Some patients may experience acne breakouts of pimples or whiteheads following Fraxel treatment. Should this be the case, Dr. Green recommends that patients treat the breakout as soon as possible to avoid the formation of new acne scars on the skin’s surface. Patients should avoid exfoliants and retinoids in the first days post-treatment, as these products can irritate the skin. Patients who have active acne breakouts at the time of the treatment should wait to receive treatment until the breakout is resolved. Dr. Green has many solutions for active acne breakouts and can advise on the treatment method that will be safe and effective for you.
Can Fraxel prevent breakouts?
The Fraxel fractionated laser has many functions and can treat acne scars, hyperpigmentation, uneven skin tone and texture, stretch marks, surgical scars, and enlarged pores. However, it is not the most effective treatment for preventing acne breakouts. Dr. Green has many treatment and prevention options available at her Upper East Side New York City dermatologist office for active acne breakouts, including chemical peels, skincare products, and other laser treatments, such as the VBeam laser. When you have your initial consultation with Dr. Green, she will recommend the treatment plan that will be best to eliminate acne breakouts without causing excessive irritation to your skin.
How do I get started with Fraxel treatments for acne scars?
Acne scars can be a painful reminder of previous breakouts, and often the scars left behind are even more challenging to resolve than the initial breakout of acne itself. There are many types of acne scars, but luckily, many non-invasive cosmetic treatment options are available. The best way to approach the treatment of acne scars is to schedule a consultation with board-certified, internationally renowned cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Michele Green. Dr. Green is an expert in cosmetic dermatology, specializing in treating patients with acne and acne scars.
Dr. Green takes a holistic approach and embraces a ‘less is more’ philosophy regarding facial rejuvenation treatment. She is consistently recognized as one of New York’s best physicians by Castle Connolly, New York Magazine, and Super Doctors. For each patient, Dr. Green evaluates the types of acne scars present, collects a thorough medical history, and creates a customized treatment approach that integrates non-invasive cosmetic treatments to deliver their ideal results. If you are exhausted by feelings of self-consciousness about your acne or acne scars, Dr. Green can help. To learn more about eliminating the appearance of your acne scars for good through treatments of Fraxel, Microneedling, chemical peels, dermal fillers, or other laser resurfacing treatments, among others, please call Dr. Michele Green’s New York office today at 212-535-3088 or contact us online.