The Best Treatments for Acne and Acne Scars

Dr. Lee Colony  In: Morpheus8, Non Surgical, Skincare

Are you tired of dealing with acne breakouts that just don’t seem to respond to over-the-counter creams and treatments? If so, you may be able to benefit from an aesthetic treatment at Michigan Plastic Surgery™. For treating acne and stubborn acne scars, we recommend micropeels, microdermabrasions, and Morpheus8 microneedling for effective results.

What are Acne and Acne Scars?

Acne is a common skin condition that occurs when your hair follicles become clogged with dead skin cells and oil. This can lead to pimples, whiteheads, and blackheads, which many people call acne. Acne scars form when inflamed blemishes cause the skin pores to become enlarged with dead skin, oil, and bacteria. The pore will swell, causing a break in the follicle wall, and leading to scarring.

Both acne and acne scars can have a negative impact on a person‘s self-esteem. Thankfully, there are many different treatment options available today to address these concerns, including micropeels, microdermabrasions, and Morpheus8.


A micropeel is a light chemical peel that works by gently peeling away the topmost layer of dull and damaged skin. This exfoliation of the skin allows dead skin cells to shed more effectively, preventing excess skin and oil from causing acne. It is available as light, medium, or deep, depending on the amount of damage being treated and the desired results. This treatment is ideal for softening acne scars, sunspots, and dull, dry skin.


Microdermabrasion is a skin resurfacing treatment to reduce acne, acne scarring, sun spots, sun damage, discoloration, and uneven skin tone. It works by using microparticles and crystals to buff away the outermost layer of the skin, allowing newer, healthier skin to form. This also promotes collagen production to help soften the appearance of acne scars for a smoother skin texture.


Morpheus8 is a new technology that combines the benefits of microneedling and radiofrequency energy for collagen stimulation. It is safe for all skin types and works by distributing radiofrequency energy through tiny pins in the device, which create micro-wounds in the skin, stimulating collagen and elastin production. This is a great treatment option for preventing acne breakouts as well as softening acne scars, uneven skin texture, large pores, fine lines and wrinkles, and more.

Who is a Candidate?

Individuals who are looking for a professional treatment option for acne and/or acne scars can often benefit from these treatments. Ideal candidates will be overall healthy individuals who do not have any conditions that would hinder the healing process. Those who are pregnant or breastfeeding should not receive these treatments. Overall, if you are interested in learning more about candidacy, contact our office today to schedule a consultation appointment.

Contact Us Today

For more information regarding these treatments or acne solutions, contact Michigan Plastic Surgery™ today. Your first step will be to schedule a consultation appointment with Lee H. Colony, M.D., F.A.C.S. through our website or by calling 517-333-4960.

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon at Michigan Plastic Surgery

Meet Dr. Lee H. Colony, M.D., F.A.C.S., a renowned Board Certified plastic surgeon known for his expertise in aesthetic plastic surgery. As a respected national speaker and educator, his dedication to patient safety and involvement in esteemed medical societies highlight his exceptional skills.