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Acne Scar Treatment in Phoenix, AZ

If you have dealt with chronic acne for a long time, chances are that you have some scars that result from over-treatment of your blemishes. Dr. Farhan Taghizadeh, a board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, may recommend acne scar treatment in conjunction with your acne treatment. He specializes in acne scar treatments that meet the unique needs of teenagers and adults who live in and around Phoenix, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley and the surrounding communities of Arizona.

What is Acne Scar Treatment?

Acne scars develop when a person picks at their blemishes or over-treats the skin flaws. The body responds to the injuries by laying down collagen in a very chaotic pattern. This is why acne scars appear different than the surrounding skin — your body senses the injury and works quickly to heal the area. As you learn how to manage your outbreaks and skin health with our acne treatments, you may also want to consider acne scar treatment to help the scar blend better with the surrounding skin. While acne scar treatment will not completely eliminate the scar, it will be less noticeable.

Benefits of Acne Scar Treatment

Arizona Facial Plastics, PC, offers acne scar treatment that:

  • Can be performed on patients of any age and skin type
  • Takes less than one hour, although multiple treatments may be needed
  • Requires no surgery, sutures or recovery
  • Works better than other acne treatment options

What Can I Expect from Acne Scar Treatment?

Based on his years of experience in plastic surgery and acne scar treatment, Dr. Taghizadeh will recommend one or more procedures.

Acne Scar Removal

The overarching goal of acne scar treatment is to trigger the body to develop a softer layering of collagen. Dr. Taghizadeh typically recommends microneedling, CO2 laser resurfacing or a combination of these treatments.


Microneedling involves using a special device that creates micro-injuries to the skin. These tiny injuries are enough to trigger the body into producing more collagen. [READ MORE]

CO2 Laser Resurfacing

Laser technologies have brought a comprehensive range of treatments to the field of aesthetic treatments. CO2 laser resurfacing is a non-surgical solution that relies on laser energy. The energy penetrates the skin and promotes collagen production. Dr. Taghizadeh may also use CO2 laser resurfacing to improve the outer surface of the scar. [READ MORE]

How Much Difference Will I See with Acne Scar Treatment?

Scar tissue is very different when compared to normal skin so acne scar treatment may require several sessions to achieve the desired results. With each treatment, you will see a scar that blends better with surrounding skin both in color and texture.

Recovery from Acne Scar Treatment

Microneedling and CO2 laser resurfacing require a minimum amount of post-treatment care. The most important aspect of recovery is protecting the treatment area from sun exposure and injury.

What Will Acne Scar Treatment Do for My Skin?

The techniques used by Dr. Taghizadeh target the acne scar while preserving the surrounding skin. With each treatment, the acne scar has a smoother appearance and texture. Eventually, you will have to look closely to find your acne scar.

Will Everyone Benefit from Acne Scar Treatment?

Microneedling and CO2 laser resurfacing are safe for patients of all ages. Certain medical conditions and medications may place you at higher risk for developing unwanted side effects. To prevent this, Dr. Taghizadeh will review your medical history as well as any conditions that you are currently treating.

How Much Does Acne Scar Treatment Cost in Phoenix?

Except in very rare cases, acne scar treatment is considered an elective procedure. As such, the cost is not covered by your medical insurance. We accept payment by cash, check, and major credit card. If you are interested in financing the cost of acne treatment at Arizona Facial Plastics, PC, we encourage you to apply with Prosper® Healthcare Lending and CareCredit®.

No matter your age, acne is an embarrassing skin condition. Having blemishes and outbreaks is made worse if you have acne scars. At Arizona Facial Plastics, PC, we offer acne scar treatment for teenagers and adults who live in or near Phoenix, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley or the surrounding communities of Arizona. If you would like to learn about our acne scar treatments, contact us to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Taghizadeh.

Patient Testimonials

"From the moment I walked in the door the staff was friendly and made me feel comfortable. Stacey explained the procedure in detail and answered all my questions. The procedure went well and I am very happy with my results . I look forward to many more visits!" - Marie Calvin
"Camille did my laser hair removal treatments, and I couldn't be happier with the results! The treatments were quick and painless. Camille was very professional and took the time to answer all of questions. I will continue to visit Camille for my future hair removal and skin care needs!" - Alyssa Long
"I love Stacey over at Arizona Facial Plastics. Great experience and great staff! Very happy with results and highly recommend them to everyone." - Kendra Nelson
"I saw Camille at Arizona Facial Plastics for a facial and skin care recommendations. I could not have been more pleased with my experience. Camille is extremely knowledgeable and professional. My skin looked amazing after and I recommend her to everyone I know. Camille is the only one I trust with my skin care and I will continue seeing her often and long term." - Jessica Morris
"Love the skin care products Stacey recommends! She keeps my face smooth and acne free. Highly recommend this talented aesthetician!" - Anthony Onofrio
"I had the best experience with Stacey. She was so nice and courteous and made me feel really comfortable and at ease. I'd highly recommend Arizona Facial Plastics and in particular Stacey. You won't be disappointed." - Alex Popovic
"Absolutely the most professional with the best results! Wonderful value too." - Marsha Petrie Sue
"Wanting to look more awake, but not wanting to have my eyelids cut (and possibly end up looking like someone else entirely- yikes)...I decided to have CO2 laser performed around my eyes by Dr. Taghizadeh last week. The procedure was fast, pretty painless (thanks to their amazing numbing cream) and while I was red and puffy for a few days, my eyes are already more open and my under eye…" - Susie Wesley
"I had a fantastic vivace microneedling treatment with Stacey last week. I'd recommend anyone who is looking for improved and more beautiful skin to have a Vivace treatment at Arizona Facial Plastics!" - Jane Christensen
"I suffer from ultra dry skin and age spots. Stacey Bailey gave me several treatments and recommended products to help my skin look healthy. I feel like I look younger and my skin feels much better. Thank you Stacey." - Joe Gutzwiller
"I love Stacey! Very genuine person, knows what she is talking about and makes sure that I am given the correct treatment. Definitely will be back! Thank you Stacey!!!" - Tiffany Traver
"Stacey did an incredible job with my Vivace treatment. It was painless, she was extremely professional, and the results are amazing. My skin is beautiful and the wrinkles around my eyes are greatly diminished. Lovely!" - Felicia Taghizadeh
"I experienced the Vivace micro needling with RF on my face and neck. I am VERY pleased to note that my face looks and feels more firm, like there is an extra layer of fullness beneath the skin. Exactly what I hoped to achieve! I liked that the treatments did not require me to hide out at home afterwards. At 53, my neck was changing drastically but the Vivace treatment…" - Lucia Burns
"The staff is extremely nice and the new office is beautiful. I loved my Hydrafacial and the doctor is nice." - Lori Cardenas
"Beautiful office with friendly and helpful staff. Camille was very professional and my skin looks better already!" - Janel Schneider
"Dr T and Camille are great. My skin looks so much better now after the treatments I have done." - Brandie Cochran
"I had such a great experience at this office! It is a gorgeous facility with staff that truly cares about the patients. I will be returning for more microneeding treatments. Thank you!!!" - Lauren Hall
"I am extremely honored to give Dr. T (and staff) my 5 star rating. I had to have emergency reconstructive surgery to my face and left orbital eye socket caused by an accident. Dr. T’s back was against the wall as to performing the procedure in a timely manner or I could have lost normal vision to my left eye. The procedure went flawless and I’m totally satisfied with the…" - Daniel W.
"I love Dr. T and his staff. They are thorough, honest and knowledgeable. From my first visit, I have always been treated with great care and like part of the family. My skin, after treatments, has less visible wrinkles, reduced sun damage and an overall more radiant and youthful feel. They practice cutting edge science and medicine – no snake oils in sight! Go see Dr. T and his team." - Majdah A.
"Dear Dr. T, My gratitude to you. Your support and explanations for possible facial surgeries were very reassuring. Also, your generosity for the gifts of facial treatments was very touching. Thank you for everything and I am excited to see the final results!" - Diane.
"This has been my most pleasant experience with any doctor ever. I would highly recommend him to anyone I know. The staff is very pleasant and helpful also." - Henrietta R.