Acne Scars Specialist

Sungwook Steven Kim, MD -  - Board Certified Family Medicine

Brighton Family Medicine

Sungwook Steven Kim, MD

Board Certified Family Medicine located in Henderson, NV

Years after acne breakouts are over, many men and women are left with visible scars. Acne scars can take a heavy toll on your confidence, but you can have smooth, healthy skin once again with laser therapy. At Brighton Family Medicine, in Henderson, Nevada, Sungwook Steven Kim, MD, improves the appearance of all types of scars quickly and painlessly right in the office. To learn more about PicoSure® Laser Therapy for scar improvement, schedule an appointment online or by phone today.

Acne Scars Q & A

What is acne?

Acne is a common skin condition affecting four out of five people between the ages of 11 and 30.

Tiny holes, or pores, cover your skin. They contain oil glands that help to moisturize hair and skin. Pores can become clogged with dead skin cells, oil, and bacteria, causing acne breakouts.

Acne creates different kinds of visible bumps on the skin’s surface:

  • Blackheads: Open, clogged pores
  • Pimples: Small, red infected bumps
  • Pustules: Pus-filled bumps
  • Whiteheads: Closed, clogged pores

How is acne treated?

Although there's no known cure, you can keep your skin acne-free with vigilant maintenance:

  • Wash your face gently: Heavy scrubbing worsens the condition. Use your hands to wash your face with a gentle cleanser.
  • Use oil-free products: Look for makeup, moisturizers, and sunscreen that are noncomedogenic to prevent clogged pores.
  • Avoid picking or squeezing pimples: It may be tempting but picking at your face worsens acne symptoms.
  • Make a healthy lifestyle: Good nutrition, frequent exercise, and a healthy weight help balance hormones that trigger acne outbreaks.

Over-the-counter and prescription medications can also help keep your skin clear.

Can acne scars be fixed?

Scars form after cuts, burns, infections, and skin conditions like acne. They look redder, shinier, or thicker than surrounding skin. Fortunately, there’s a way to eliminate them

Dr. Kim offers cutting-edge treatment to improve the appearance of acne scars, wrinkles, tattoos, and sun spots. PicoSure uses heat and energy to break up pigment particles and activate the body’s natural response, creating new collagen and revitalized skin without invasive or painful surgery.

PicoSure acne scar results last forever. The entire process is also quick, painless, and requires no downtime at all. You can even apply makeup and sunscreen as soon as you leave the office!

To learn more about PicoSure, schedule a consultation with Dr. Kim at Brighton Family Medicine in Henderson, Nevada, online or by phone today.