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Acne Scar Treatment Bay Area

Acne scars giving you the blues? Clinically Clear™ can help!

Acne is the most common and recognizable skin disorder, and it affects millions of teens and adults worldwide. Acne usually appears in adolescence when young people feel most insecure about themselves and their appearance. Left untreated, inflamed acne continues into adulthood, leaving scars, severe discoloration and low self-esteem in its wake.

Acne Scar Treatment

Professional acne and acne scar treatment, products, and lifestyle changes are needed to stop the inflammatory path of acne in its tracks, and to slow down or prevent additional blemishes and scarring. Unfortunately, truly effective acne and acne scar treatment, especially for ethnic and black skin, is either hard to find or unavailable. Many people don’t seek help until it’s too late, or at all.

Acne scars occur as the superficial and dermis layers are damaged by prolonged inflammation and other factors in the progression of acne. Many ethnic acne scars (on black skin, olive skin and darker skin tones) are flat and leave only dark hyperpigmented marks. The more severe acne lesions can lead to severe acne scars down the road. Scars are made of fibrous tissue, and replace normal skin texture after moderate to severe acne. It’s the same protein (collagen) as the skin it replaces, but the composition is different, and with black skin and other ethnic skin, scarring will often heal much darker than the surrounding skin. Acne scars can also be raised (hypertrophic scars), grow outside of the original injury site (keloid scars), or form a sunken recess with a pitted appearance (atrophic scars, the type usually associated with acne).

Sadly, many are afflicted by inflamed acne, unsightly blemishes and acne scars for years, and suffer low self-esteem and depression as a result. Most insurance companies cover some treatment for inflamed acne. But, once the inflammation subsides, they won’t cover treatment for residual acne scars, dark spots or generalized hyperpigmentation because they’re considered “cosmetic concerns”, not medical problems. Medical scar revision, deep resurfacing and steroid therapy procedures are risky on black and ethnic skin because the results are unpredictable, often unsatisfactory, and in many cases, they worsen the problem. It’s not surprising that acne scars and dark blemishes are a universal challenge for those affected by the ravages of acne.

Acne scar treatment for black and darker skin is available at Clinically Clear™ Skin Rehab Center, an acne clinic dedicated to delivering highly-effective skin care for acne, hyperpigmentation and acne scars in the Bay Area, including black skin and all ethnic skin types.

We specialize in acne management and acne scar treatment and other skin disorders including dark spots, rough skin texture, skin discoloration, razor bumps and more. Our goal is to prevent new breakouts and scars with customized treatment protocols and active products that will clear acne, fade superficial acne blemishes and improve severe acne scars. Whatever can’t be cleared up, we’ll make every effort to improve its appearance.

At Clinically Clear™ Skin Rehab Center, addressing dark acne scars and keloids on black skin is very similar to protocols for active acne with simple discoloration, but treatments and home care differ based on the exact type of scarring and pigmentation.

Treatment for acne and acne scars for black and darker skin requires specialized acne products, skin brighteners, exfoliants, sheer zinc-based sun protection products and professional exfoliation. Acne scar treatments take time and patience, but can be very successful. The process to improve the texture and appearance of your skin tone, acne scars and keloids requires no ‘downtime’ and is safe and gradual.

Skin brightening, scar-exfoliating skin peels are performed in every two to four weeks in the absence of irritation. We offer free periodic follow-up appointments to track progress and compliance for as long as you’re using our products as directed. Our individualized home care protocol helps control acne, even out the skin tone, fade dark spots, protect from the sun and improve scar texture.

Our friendly team of acne specialists and ethnic skin care experts has many years of clinical experience treating acne, scarring, razor bumps, hyperpigmentation and other skin problems. During your initial consultation, we will analyze your skin and individual needs, determine how we can be of help, and create an individualized plan-of-action to fit your budget and schedule.

Acne and acne scar treatment is not just about how your skin looks. It’s about how you feel about your skin and about yourself.

Contact Us

To get started, schedule your initial one-on-one consultation to let our skin care experts evaluate your skin, discuss your goals and concerns, answer your questions, and explore available acne treatment and acne scar treatment plans. Remember, our initial consultation fee comes with free periodic follow-up visits while using our products and support for all current clients. Request an appointment at or call 510.370.3333.

Note: Pitted and raised scarring cannot be totally eliminated or removed, but can be improved over time with active topical exfoliants and professional skin peels. Treating discoloration involves addressing the exact cause, use of a specific home care regimen, sun avoidance and diligent zinc-based sunscreen use, and making important lifestyle changes that must be adhered to on a long term basis to maintain clear skin. Results vary from person to person and are not guaranteed.


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