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    Dr. Son Nguyen is one of the leaders in the field of facial scars & acne scar treatments in Atlanta, Georgia.  Dr. Nguyen and Stone Mountain Skin Health Center specialize in facial scar & acne scar treatments.  He is one of the first cosmetic dermatology surgeons to perform the Combined CO2 Laser skin resurfacing & TCA deep peel procedure and combined CO2 laser skin resurfacing  & autologous fat grafting for severe acne scars. He offers a wide range of treatments, combined procedures and the most advanced laser technology that help patients achieve the beautiful and even-textured complexion of their dreams and help make improvements in their facial & acne scars for both atrophic and hypertrophic. Facial scarring is a common complaint among patients seen by cosmetic dermatologic surgeons. Several causes, including inflammatory acne, trauma, previous surgical procedures, and viral infections such as varicella or herpes simplex, can lead to permanent scarring.  Because trauma, acne and varicella scars are dermal defects, they require a treatment modality that reaches the dermis in order to achieve clinical improvement.

Acne scars are typically seen along the cheeks and chin in acne-prone individuals even after successful acne treatment. Atrophic facial scarring are seen in four main types:

•   Ice pick.

•   Boxcar.

•   Shallow/Atrophic.

•   Valley/Rolling scars : a variable loss of dermis and/or subcutaneous tissue and best appreciated in indirect lighting.

•   Additionally, hypertrophic scars and keloids are very common concerns among dermatologic patients, whether from a medical or cosmetic standpoint.


The treatment for facial scars & acne scars for both atrophic and hypertrophic includes:

  • Punch grafting, elevation & subcision.

  • Ablative CO2 laser resurfacing.

  • Deep chemical peels.

  • Autologous fat grafting and dermal fillers.

  • Combined DOT® CO2 Laser and TCA deep peel procedure at the same visit.

There are various hypertrophic scar and keloid treatment modalities applying in our patients with optimal results:  triamcinolone acetonide , 5-FU injection, Vbeam® Perfecta Pulsed Dye Laser and SmartXide DOT® CO2 Laser skin resurfacing.



Would you like to learn more about atrophic and hypertrophic scars treatments?  We encourage you to contact our scar expert to schedule your initial consultation by calling (770) 680-5423 or (770)- 508-8241 (Spanish). 


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