Skin of Color with Acne Scars

A beautiful 24 year old young woman with skin of color presented with the complaint of hyperpigmented dark acne scars. This patient had completed Acutane treatment 10 months ago and her acne was no longer active.

How could we best heal her scarring and hyperpigmentation? We embarked on a 6 month program together to enhance her beauty.

Three steps were outlined:

  1. We offer an exclusive proprietary compounded tretinoin and hydroquinone cream to increase the collagen in the skin. Tretinoin accelerates the turnover of skin cells while decreasing clogging of the pores. The hydroquinone quiets the melanin producing cells, allowing it to lighten the pigmented spots. Along with a daily sunscreen such as Essential Defense by SkinMedica as it does not cause more issues for acne prone skin.
  2. In addition to the compounded RX, we recommend a Laser Genesis treatment every month for 6-9 months to repair scars and improve the collagen and elastin within the skin.
  3. At 4-6 months, once the skin has significantly improved and is ready, we often add in a Scarlet SRF treatment. This treatment is a combination of microneedling and radiofrequency to further assist in remodeling the scar and pigment issues.

The cost of this entire program is affordable and can be bundled or paid individually over the treatment period of 6-9 months. If you have acne scarring or pigment issues that you do not like, please call us for a consultation today 830-331-9600. We are here to help and encourage you to move forward to the best version of you that you want to achieve.


Elizabeth McRae, M.D. F.A.C.P.

Internal Medicine Doctor in San Antonio and Boerne, TX

Elizabeth McRae, M.D., F.A.C.P. has been board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine since 1991. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center where she received her Medical Degree. Dr. McRae received her internal medical training as part of the LSU Charity Hospital System. She is also a fellow of the American College of Physicians. Dr. McRae has practiced Advanced Laser Aesthetics since 2005. She has been a member of the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery since 2007. The Doctor has also published research for ASLMS Journal in 2013. Dr. McRae has trained with specialists in the Laser and Aesthetic fields, both plastic surgeons and dermatologists, to bring the latest in Aesthetic Services to the Texas Hill Country.

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