Pimple Popping Problems: Here’s How To Get Rid Of Your Acne Scarring

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With Dr. Pimple Popper and other satisfying pimple popping and blackhead extraction videos surfacing on social media, resisting the urge to pick and prod at your skin to remove any imperfections can be difficult. However, there are a number of reasons why you should try your best to avoid it altogether and leave the dirty work for your dermatologist.

Acne is an extremely common skin condition caused by skin clogged with excess oil and dead skin cells along with changes in hormones and stress. While many view acne as a problem faced only by adolescents, acne often follows people into adulthood.

If you are unable to avoid the urge to pick at your acne, there is a good chance you will experience some level of scarring. These scars create darker and redder skin in areas of the face, known as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. The longer these scars stay on your face without any treatment to correct them, the harder it becomes to remove them later on in life, so think twice the next time you reach to pop a pesky pimple in the middle of your forehead.

How can I get rid of scarring?

Acne scarring can take a huge toll on your self-confidence or potentially make you feel the need to hide the scarring behind heavy makeup. Thankfully, there are some treatment options to get you back to feeling and looking your best. And in the case of acne scarring, the sooner, the better to help prevent permanent scarring.

Haute Beauty Expert Dr. Kimberly N. Mascia of SpaGo Medspa is here to help you navigate which treatment solution will be the best fit for you. Starting with concierge consultations, Dr. Mascia is prepared to help you tackle your acne head-on. Some of the available treatments include Medical Peels, NeoClear Aerolase laser, HydraFacials, non-ablative fractional lasers, ablative fractional lasers, and RF Microneedling.

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Chemical Peels

Chemical peels are a common choice for anyone looking for a total skin refresh. In addition to minimizing the signs of acne scarring, chemical peels help reduce pore size, wrinkles, and pigmentation damage. A medical-grade peel is designed to shed the skin’s outer layer and enhance cell turnover and is considered a suitable treatment for most skin types. Results of the treatment can be seen in the face in as little as 7 days.

NeoClear Aerolase Laser

Designed specifically to treat severe acne, the NeoClear Aerolase is another great option for reducing the appearance of acne scarring. The powerful laser uses 650-microsecond technology to help eliminate major factors causing acne, including excess sebum production, inflammation, and the p. acnes bacteria. The deep heating from the treatment remodels deep cysts and scars while reducing the size of pores. It also helps increase the skin’s radiance by rebuilding collagen in a painless and comfortable process. Patients can expect this treatment to last anywhere between 10-30 minutes with almost immediate results.


If you’re looking for some rejuvenation in addition to some help with scarring, a HydraFacial could be the perfect fit for you! Through some gentle exfoliation and resurfacing, HydraFacial treatments help in bringing out a better and brighter layer of skin. Starting with a cleanse and peel, the treatment then moves to extract and hydrate, ending with methods to fuse and protect the skin maximizing glow and targeting dermal building and acne.

Ablative/Non-ablative Fractional Lasers

The DEKA DOT fractional laser uses micro-ablative columns to enhance comfort throughout the experience, although a topical anesthetic is needed prior to the treatment. A number of issues can be resolved with this skin tightening treatment, including necklines, sunspots, uneven skin texture, and more. Recovery varies based on sun exposure and other factors and can take anywhere between two days and two weeks.

The Icon non-ablative fractional laser improves various aesthetic conditions, mainly conditions associated with aging. Pulses of energy are delivered to the skin to treat pigment and scarring. After a few sessions, you may notice drastic improvements to your overall skin aesthetic.

RF Microneedling

Another reasonably quick procedure is RF Microneedling, lasting around 30-40 minutes per treatment session (3-4 treatments are recommended for optimal results). This treatment corrects various skin imperfections, including wrinkles, stretch marks, acne scars, dull skin, hyperhidrosis, and more. If you struggle with many of these issues, RF Microneedling could be the right fit for you.