Acne Scarring/Acne Scars

What is acne scarring?

Post-acne scarring can be a physically disabling and psychologically devastating disease. Acne scarring comes in many varieties from red/purple or dark spots, to shallow indentations to deep pitted scars to keloids. 

Now, thanks to advances in medicine and technology, no one has to live with permanent scars and dark spots that can develop as acne clears.  At Summit Medical Group, we offer our patients many safe and effective treatment options that can diminish those scars.

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Whether to treat your acne scars is a personal decision that only you can make.  We recommend that you make an appointment to discuss acne scar treatment if you experience any of the following:

  • You often wish you could get rid of your acne scars
  • You feel less self-confident than before you had acne scars
  • You are self-conscious about the scars
  • You feel that scars interfere with your social or professional activities


Treatment options we offer:

  • Fading creams, topical retinoids, light skin peels for residual hyperpigmentation
  • Broad band light for residual redness
  • MicroLaserPeel for shallow scarring
  • Acne scar surgery
  • Dermal filler injections
  • ProFractional Laser Resurfacing
  • Intralesional cortisone injections for hypertrophic or keloidal scars


Before and After photos of ProFractional Laser Resurfacing:

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How do I get started?

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Altman, please call Summit Medical Group Dermatology at (908) 277-8668.

Summit Medical Group provides medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology for women, men, and adolescents in the tri-state area, including New York and New Jersey as well as Essex County, Morris County, Bergen County, Union County, Passaic County, Somerset County, Sussex County, and Livingston, NJ; Millburn, NJ; Short Hills, NJ; West Orange, NJ; Berkeley Heights, NJ; Caldwell, NJ; Cedar Grove, NJ; Cedar Knolls, NJ; Chatham, NJ; East Hanover, NJ; Englewood Cliffs, NJ; Essex Fells, NJ; Fair Lawn, NJ; Florham Park, NJ; Fort Lee, NJ; Glen Ridge, NJ; Jersey City, NJ; Kennelon, NJ; Madison, NJ; Maplewood, NJ; Mendham, NJ; Montclair, NJ; Montvale, NJ; Morristown, NJ; New Providence, NJ; North Caldwell, NJ; Parsippany, NJ; Randolph, NJ; Roseland, NJ; South Orange, NJ; Springfield, NJ; Summit, NJ; Union, NJ; Verona, NJ; West Caldwell, NJ; Whippany, NJ; and Westfield, NJ.


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