Non-Surgical Acne Scar Treatment in Tustin

Some people go through adolescence without lasting acne scars. In contrast, others have visible “pits” or “craters” on their faces. These reminders of past skin issues can be covered with makeup, but it may collect in the pits and make the scars more noticeable. 

At Ageless MD, we offer a range of treatment options in Tustin, CA, to help improve these scars. We offer microneedling, laser resurfacing for acne scars, and other highly effective and reliable treatment options. Schedule an appointment today and start your journey to looking and feeling your best.

About Acne Scars

Not Really Acne Scars

Discoloration often occurs after an active acne heals and is called an “acne scar.” This is technically PIH, or post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, and will eventually resolve. However, it can be improved by using bleaching creams, chemical peels, and our Pastelle Q-switch laser.

Similarly, some refer to the inflammatory redness after an active acne breakout as an “acne scar.” This redness is easily reduced with our IPL laser. This laser targets the redness of the acne flare and the Propionibacterium acne bacteria. True acne scarring involves textural skin disruption, resulting in varying degrees of skin elevation and/or depression. 

When scheduling a consultation to discuss “acne scars” with Ageless MD, please inform our staff what you deal with. Mention if it’s acne pigmentation, discoloration, or one of the three types of acne scars mentioned below. This will help our team determine your case’s best course of action. We offer the best laser treatments for acne scars, including subcision for acne scars in Tustin and non-surgical acne scar treatments.

Not All Acne Scars Are The Same

For the most part, true “acne scarring” consists of 3 varieties:

Icepick: Very thin and deep scars that resemble someone driving an “icepick” into the skin.

Boxcar: Flat “crater-like” depressed scars

Rolling Scars: Deeper cave-like “craters” that have rolling edges.

Schedule Your Acne & Acne Scar Consultation Today

Improve acne scars and enjoy radiant skin with our expert non-surgical acne scar treatments in Tustin. We offer everything from microneedling to the best laser treatment for acne scars and subcision for acne scars in Tustin. Book your consultation at Ageless MD today for personalized solutions in Tustin, Irvine, Newport Beach, or Orange County. Your journey to looking and feeling your best begins now.

There Are a Range of Treatment Options Available Out There

Acne scars are permanent, and no single method can completely erase them to make the skin appear normal. Like a burn scar, acne scars cannot be restored to their original appearance.

Many aestheticians will offer microdermabrasion, but this works very superficially. While it can slightly improve the scar’s appearance and texture, it doesn’t address the root cause. It doesn’t target the deep fibrous scar tissue in the dermis and subcutaneous tissues.

The fractional CO2 laser is commonly used to improve acne scars but is extremely aggressive. This treatment can cause a complete ablation of your skin, allowing the new skin to reform. It also requires a long healing process, downtime, and multiple treatments, which may not be feasible for many. 

Microneedling and microneedling with PRP (Vampire Facial) have been reliable options for acne scars for many years. Although effective, multiple sessions are needed for satisfactory results.

Radiofrequency Microneedling, the Latest in Non-Surgical Acne Scar Treatment

Ageless MD offers the latest and greatest technology to treat acne scars: RadioFrequency Microneedling. Unlike traditional microneedling, Sylfirm X RF targets deeper skin layers while preserving the top layer.

This device helps to treat active acne and true acne scars. We like to refer to this treatment as microneedling “on steroids.” This treatment requires very low downtime and four sessions spaced three weeks apart.

Additionally, we offer Bellafill, an FDA-approved filler for distensible acne scars (not icepick scars). This treatment can last five years or more.

Tackling Deeper and Larger Scars

TCA crosshatch can effectively treat ice-pick scars. TCA crosshatch involves using a thin needle or toothpick dipped in strong trichloroacetic acid at 70%. It burns off the scar’s core and allows new skin to form. 

Subcision for acne scars in Tustin can address multiple large acne scars that have coalesced, causing skin contour irregularities. The technician can release the skin’s tension by “cutting and breaking” the fibrous bands underneath the dermis.

Furthermore, combining treatments can help yield optimal results. These combinations include:

  • TCA + RF Microneedling
  • RF Microneedling + Bellafill injections
  • Subcision + RF Microneedling
  • IPL + Q-switch Laser Resurfacing for Acne Scars + Chemical Peel
  • Subcision + Bellafill Injections

Schedule a consultation with Ageless MD to address active acne and improve disfiguring acne scars. We offer a wide range of treatments tailored to your needs. Whether you’re looking for the best laser treatment for acne scars or an innovative microneedling treatment, we offer it all. Call us today to know more about non-surgical acne scar treatment in Irvine, Tustin, or Orange County.

Why Choose Ageless MD?



Our doctors have years of experience providing personalized services for various skin types and conditions.



Dr. Tsay is one of the main KOLs and trainers for Hans Biomed, the manufacturer of MINT PDO threads.



At Ageless MD, we offer advanced treatments and approaches to achieve exceptional outcomes.


Quality Tools

Our procedures exclusively utilize premium tools and materials, ensuring top-notch quality throughout.

What Our Patients Have to Say

My son has been here 4 times already, and Kim has been extremely helpful in cleaning out the impurities on his face. Within the first 2 visits, there were already very visible changes on his face, and it was pleasant to see much smoother skin on his face. The staff are very friendly and the location is well maintained and looks very clean.
- Ying C.
Ageless MD is my favorite place for all aesthetic purposes. I’ve gotten numerous treatments here including Oligio, Sculptra, laser hair removal, and TCA peel for my acne scars. Whether you’re with their RN Mika, Dr. Tsay, or their esthetician Kim you’re in great hands and everyone treats you with extreme care. They’ve helped me so much and I recommend them to everybody!
- Alven H.
I’ve been here three times so it’s about time I wrote a review! I’ve seen both Dr. Tsay and Mika so far and my experience has been wonderful. They’re thorough, meticulous, and answer any questions I have. To anyone who’s worried about pain: they numb you up good here so you’ll barely feel a thing 👌🏼 Staff is also super responsive and always follow up with you! 💜
- J. S.

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