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Why is laser acne scar removal among the most frequently booked appointments at Comprehensive Laser & Aesthetics?

You can achieve your once youthful appearance with clear, smooth skin with laser acne scar removal. Our Baltimore Vivace RF microneedling and PicoWay Laser acne scar removal are excellent treatments to reduce the appearance of acne scars and create refreshed, beautiful, rejuvenated skin.

What are the different types of acne scars?

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Scarring can be caused by a loss of tissue, or by the development of an excess of tissue. Raised, discolored, and depressed are the three main types of acne scars. Depressed, also known as pitted acne scarring, is the most common and is generally a result of inflammatory acne. Acne scars are difficult to treat, and the right option for you will depend on the extent and depth of your facial scarring. You may even have more than one type of scarring. To smooth your facial skin, and improve the look of acne scars, schedule a consultation to determine your best treatment option.

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How does acne scar removal work?

Comprehensive Laser & Aesthetics offers three effective methods of laser acne scar removal, each with their own unique patient benefits:

The Vivace RF Microneedling is an acne treatment that combines the benefits of microneedling with radiofrequency energy. The microneedling creates tiny injuries in the skin to stimulate the production of collagen. The radiofrequency energy helps aid in the healing process, while also fueling collagen production and tightening the skin to produce a smooth and refreshed appearance.

What are the benefits of acne scar removal with Vivace?

  • Minimally-invasive
  • Reduces active acne
  • Smoothes skin texture
  • Minimizes the size of pores
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Diminishes the appearance of acne scars

PicoWay Laser is an acne scar treatment utilizing pulsed laser at the speed of one-trillionth of a second. This is the shortest laser removal available on the market, requiring little to no downtime or recovery. Patients can return to their normal routines and even apply makeup on the same day of treatment. PicoWay laser reaches below the epidermis to produce a photoacoustic effect. What that means is instead of the laser converting into heat (which potentially damages the surface layers of skin through which it travels), that laser energy converts into sound waves. These ultra-rapid bursts of sound open up tiny pockets within the skin to allow for and stimulate the growth of new collagen and elastin, that restores and rejuvenates youthful skin. As many acne scars actually result from the loss of collagen in the skin, PicoWay effectively reduces their appearance and restores a more beautiful complexion.

What are the benefits of acne scar removal with Picoway laser?

  • Minimally-invasive
  • Little to no downtime; same day recovery
  • Stimulates the natural production of collagen and elastin
  • FDA cleared for the treatment of acne scars
  • 94 percent highly satisfied acne scar removal rates in patient clinical studies
  • Rapidly reduces the size and appearance of acne scars

The Exceed microneedling device by Candela is the first to offer dual-indicated microneedling that is FDA approved for the treatment of acne scar reduction. With adjustable settings, this treatment is highly customizable and can be adapted to a number of different skin types, so you can enjoy relief from the presence of acne scars no matter what. A quick and comfortable procedure, coupled with an impressively short recovery period, make this one of our patients’ favorite skincare treatments when it comes to the elimination of mild to moderate signs of facial aging.

What are the benefits of acne scar removal with Exceed microneedling by Candela?

  • Minimally invasive “lunch break” procedure that won’t take time out of your daily routine
  • FDA approved to effectively treat acne scars and uneven texture
  • Comfortable procedure with little to no downtime
  • Can be used to enhance the outcome of other procedures

The staff and doctors were nothing short of amazing and very attentive. I would and will definitely recommend the practice and will be back if I ever need anymore "work" done!

- Lisa in Woodbridge, VA

Am I a candidate for laser acne scar removal treatment?

If you are struggling with acne scars and are looking for a treatment that has little to no recovery time, Vivace and PicoWay are likely the perfect treatment for you. These acne scar removal treatments are minimally-invasive and can address almost any area of the face or body. Before beginning any laser-based treatment, you will need to be evaluated by one of our medical experts at Comprehensive Laser & Aesthetics. Most patients easily clear this medical evaluation.

What will recovery be like with my acne scar removal treatment?

Recovery from acne scar removal with Vivace RF Microneedling or Picoway are both short and smooth.

Vivace RF Microneedling is a safe and effective treatment for acne scar removal. The side effects are minimal but can include redness, swelling, and some irritation around the treatment area. The symptoms are similar to experiencing a mild sunburn. The redness fades quickly, and you can return to your everyday activities as soon as you feel comfortable.

PicoWay Laser is FDA-cleared for acne scar treatment. Treatments are as rapid as 15 to 20 minutes and are followed by very little no recovery time at all, as the epidermis is left untouched. Side effects of PicoWay are very brief and may include redness or swelling and a tingling sensation in the area treated. These diminish rapidly and patients routinely return immediately to their social and professional activities within minutes to an hour following treatment.

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Why choose Comprehensive Laser & Aesthetics for my acne scar removal treatment?

The medical team at Comprehensive Laser & Aesthetics is committed to your overall wellbeing and will take care to ensure that your skin looks its best. Before undergoing any laser treatment, you will meet with us to discuss your goals and individual treatment plan. Our patients choose Comprehensive Laser & Aesthetics due to our reputation of being one of the best acne treatment centers in Columbia, MD. We are committed to ensuring you have the best care, so your skin is radiant and glowing.

Is acne scar removal painful?

Most patients find the treatment to be quite comfortable. You may feel a snapping sensation similar to a rubber band snapping against your skin as the wand crosses the treatment area. If you are concerned with any pain you might experience, let us know so we can apply a numbing cream before treatment.

Acne scar removal treatments done with the PicoWay laser system produce either very mild discomfort or no discomfort at all.

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How many sessions will I need?

Your acne treatment must be customized specifically for your case. The recommended number of treatments can be discussed in a private consultation.

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Nina Nalini


Nina graduated with two Bachelor of Science Degrees from The University of Maryland College Park and Howard University. She then earned her Master of Science in Nursing Degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner.

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

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What We're Doing About COVID-19

At Comprehensive Laser & Aesthetics, your health, safety and happiness are our top priorities. We have been monitoring the evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation very carefully. Our Columbia and Olney offices are open, and we will continue to follow updates from local, state and federal authorities.

We have taken a series of precautionary steps to ensure your safety:

  1. We are performing enhanced cleaning and sanitizing of all patient care areas on a regular basis and in between all patient visits.
  2. We will avoid having patients congregate in our reception area. Upon check-in, you will be shown to either a private exam room or consultation room depending upon the nature of your appointment.
  3. All members of our staff are screened daily for COVID symptoms and are asked to stay home if they exhibit any signs or symptoms of the disease.
  4. ALL of our providers wear surgical face masks, plastic face shields and the necessary personal protective equipment to ensure patient and provider safety.
  5. We use hospital-grade disinfectants (Cavi-Wipes, Cavicide) to clean patient rooms and equipment. CaviCide is a convenient, ready-to-use, intermediate-level surface disinfectant that is effective against TB, HBV, HCV, viruses (hydrophilic and lipophilic), bacteria (including MRSA and VRE) and fungi. It can be used in the NICU, operating rooms, isolation rooms, patient care areas and laboratories. When used as directed, it will also effectively clean and decontaminate critical and semi-critical instrumentation.
  6. All of our equipment and protective eyewear are cleaned after every use.
  7. Plexiglass shields will be in place at the check-in and check out areas to prevent aerosol transmission.

For the time being, we ask that you come to your appointments alone to limit the traffic through the office. We also ask that you leave children in the care of a family member or a sitter. If you have had a recent fever, sore throat, cold- or flu-like symptoms or contact with someone suspected of having COVID-19 please call immediately to reschedule your appointment.

As always we appreciate your support of and trust in our practice and we look forward to seeing you soon!


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