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Battling Breakouts and Acne Scars? Find Your Solution Today

Acne and acne scars can be distressing, but with the right care, achieving clear, radiant skin is possible. Discover the best acne treatment with Dr. Weinberg at Luxe Med Spa.

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What Is Acne and Acne Scars?

Acne is a prevalent skin condition characterized by the appearance of pimples, blackheads, and cysts, primarily affecting the face, chest, and back. It occurs when hair follicles become clogged with oil and dead skin cells, leading to inflammation and sometimes infection. This condition is most common among adolescents and young adults but can persist into adulthood.

Acne scars are a direct consequence of severe acne. They occur when the deep, inflamed acne lesions damage the collagen in the skin, leading to a loss of tissue (atrophic scars) or excess tissue formation (hypertrophic scars). The types of acne scars depend on how the body heals itself:

  • Atrophic Scars: These are the most common. They appear as indentations in the skin.
  • Hypertrophic Scars: These types of acne scars are raised and lumpy, sitting above the surface of the surrounding skin. They are more common on the back and chest.
  • Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH): This is not a true scar but a discoloration left on the skin after an acne lesion has healed. It can range in color from pink to red, purple, brown, or black, depending on skin tone and the depth of the discoloration.

Each type of acne scar may require a different approach to treatment, emphasizing the importance of a personalized treatment plan. Contact our office to book an appointment.


What Our Patients Say

"After completing a series of chemical peels at Luxe Med Spa, my acne scars have significantly faded. I'm amazed by the results and my renewed confidence. Dr. Weinberg's expertise made all the difference!"

- Jennifer

Why Choose Luxe Med Spa for Acne and Acne Scar Treatments

Experience unparalleled care and effective solutions for acne prone skin and scars with Dr. Lisa Weinberg in Pittsburgh.

  • Tailored treatments for every skin type
  • State-of-the-art technology and techniques
  • Compassionate, patient-focused approach
  • Proven results with a holistic perspective

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Our Patient’s Story

I struggled with severe acne on my cheeks and back for years, which left deep scars. Feeling self-conscious, I turned to Luxe Med Spa for help. Dr. Weinberg recommended a customized the best acne treatment plan, which also included a combination of microneedlins and laser treatment for acne scars. The transformation has been incredible. My acne prone skin is smoother, and the scars are barely noticeable. I’m grateful for the compassionate care and life-changing results I received at Luxe Med Spa.

– Steven, ABC

Common Areas of Acne

Acne can manifest in various areas of the body, each presenting unique challenges. Understanding these common acne-prone zones is key to effective treatment and skin care.



Acne on the face is highly visible and can be distressing. It typically appears as a mix of whiteheads, blackheads, and inflamed red pimples. The T-zone (forehead, nose, and chin) is particularly prone due to higher oil gland concentration.



Often referred to as 'bacne,' acne on the back can range from mild to severe. It's characterized by a combination of pimples, deeper cysts, and blackheads, which can be more challenging to treat due to the skin's thickness in this area.



Chest acne is common and can vary from small, rash-like pimples to deep, painful cysts. Factors like sweat and clothing that trap moisture can exacerbate chest acne, making it a stubborn area to clear.



Acne on the shoulders often goes hand-in-hand with back acne. The skin in this area can be prone to clogged pores and breakouts, especially under tight clothing or sports gear.

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Treatment Options for Acne and Acne Scars

Laser Therapy

Laser treatment for acne scars utilizes concentrated light to penetrate skin layers, effectively reducing scar depth and improving texture. This non-invasive method promotes new skin growth, leading to a smoother, more even complexion.

Chemical Peels

Involves applying a chemical solution to peel away the top layers of skin, diminishing the appearance of scars. Regular treatments can result in visibly clearer and more rejuvenated skin.


Tiny needles create micro-injuries, stimulating the body’s natural collagen production. The microneedling for acne scars treatment process gradually smoothens skin texture and reduces the appearance of scars over time.

Topical Treatments

These include creams and gels formulated to treat active acne while preventing future outbreaks. Regular use can reduce inflammation, clear pores, and promote healthier skin.

Aftercare: At Home Care Post Treatment

Post-treatment, enhancing and maintaining your results is crucial. A personalized skincare routine, tailored to your skin’s needs, is essential. This may include gentle cleansers, non-comedogenic moisturizers that do not clog the pores, and specific acne-targeting products. Sun protection is vital to prevent further skin damage and scarring. Additionally, a balanced diet, adequate hydration, and stress management can significantly improve skin health. Avoid picking or squeezing spots to prevent scarring. Regular follow-up appointments can help adjust your care plan for sustained improvement and clarity in your skin’s appearance. Our team is available to guide you through your journey to acne-free skin.

Ask us a question or book your consultation today!

Frequently Asked Questions About Acne and Acne Scars

What causes acne and acne scars?

Acne is caused by clogged pores and hormonal changes, leading to scars from inflammation and skin damage.

How can I prevent acne scars?

Early and effective acne treatment can prevent scarring. Avoid picking or squeezing pimples.

Are acne treatments suitable for all skin types?

Yes, treatments are customized to suit different skin types and concerns. We offer a broad range of treatments, for both acne and scars, including microneedling for acne scars and laser therapy.

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This page was written and approved by:

Dr. Lisa Weinberg, our highly qualified and experienced Dentist and Medical Spa Specialist. She is trusted for her reliable expertise in the best non-surgical cosmetic procedures and personalized care at Luxe MedSpa in Pittsburgh.



2323 Greentree Rd, Carnegie, PA 15106


(412) 206-6150


Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm.

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