Preventing and Treating Acne Scars

Acne is a troublesome condition that increasingly is not just a problem for teens. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, more women are getting acne in their 30s and older. It’s a problem for adult men as well. At the office of Dr. Rebecca Fitzgerald, every day people ask us what they can do about their acne scars. We are committed to providing information about preventing the scars in the first place, as well as treating any scarring or acne you are currently experiencing.


  • Avoidance of skin “picking.” Picking, squeezing or popping your acne can lead to scars. Don’t touch the area, and instead consult our skilled dermatologists about how you can treat the acne.
  • Early treatment. If you have active acne right now, you should seek treatment as part of preventing scars. We can recommend effective treatment programs that will work for your skin.
  • Sun protection. Ultraviolet light darkens the acne scar as it heals. Avoid direct sun exposure and wear sunscreen when you are out in the sun.


Dr. Fitzgerald and our team can determine the right way to soften and fade your acne scars:

  • Lasers
  • Injectables
  • Skin peels
  • Dermabrasion
  • Microneedling
  • Subcision

The right treatment depends on a number of factors, such as the type of acne scar, your genetics, ethnicity and skin color.

To schedule a one-on-one consultation to find out how our experienced dermatologists can treat your acne scars, please call our staff at 323-464-8046. We provide acne scar treatment to people from across the surrounding areas, including Beverly Hills, Los Angeles and Larchmont.