Acne Scar Specialist

Michael Sarti, MD -  - Board Certified Physician

Vitality Institute Of Agoura

Michael Sarti, MD

Board Certified Physician located in Agoura Hills, CA

Acne Scar Q & A

What are acne scars?

Acne scars are defined as any mark or indentation remaining on the skin after a pimple has disappeared. Dr. Sarti treats the two major acne scars that often bother patients: pock marks and pigmentation scars - which is not technically a scar, but rather known as “post-inflammatory pigmentation.”

What does acne scar treatment entail?

Acne scar revision involves modern treatments, tools, and technology aimed at:

  • Boosting confidence
  • Rebuilding collagen and reducing the depth and indentation of scars
  • Addressing skin texture, pore size and discoloration

Dr. Sarti approaches acne scars individually and comprehensively. He considers your medical history, emotional and physical wellness, and your cosmetic concerns. The ultimate goal is to have you looking and feeling your best after combating the visible signs that remain after an acne breakout:

  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Loss of collagen
  • Textural irregularities
  • Uneven tone and texture
  • Enlarged pores

Dr. Sarti assesses your overall health, determines your eligibility for the desired treatments, and creates an individualized, multifaceted treatment plan to help you reach your goals safely, realistically, and effectively. Prior to any treatments, Dr. Sarti provides you with plenty of information to help you prepare.

Which acne scar treatments are available?

For acne scar concerns, Dr. Sarti uses treatments that are scientifically proven to be successful, such as:

  • Secret® radiofrequency microneedling skin-tightening treatments
  • Fractional CO2 laser skin rejuvenation and resurfacing treatments
  • Lase MD for pigmentation reduction
  • VI Peel Precision Plus for pigmentation and uneven tone

Fractional CO2  is a popular choice at Vitality Institute of Agoura to fade severe acne scars, including pock marks, rolling scars, boxcar scars, ice pick scars and keloid scars.

A multitude of other aesthetic services and products smooth, plump, brighten, tighten, and rejuvenate your skin. Most acne scar treatments stimulate your body’s healing response and the production of collagen and elastin (two proteins responsible for maintaining your skin’s elasticity and youthful texture).

Our team takes before and after pictures to track your progress and help you to visualize your impressive results.


*Individual results may vary