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Acne and scar treatments

Acne scaring results from an overproduction of collagen at the site of an acne wound. Ice pick scars, deep though narrow in diameter, are the most common form of deep acne scars. Boxcar scars, angular and often occurring on the cheeks and temples and can resemble chicken pox scars, can also be deep acne scars.

Dr. Vanek and his staff employ the latest laser technologies for rejuvenating your skin. After your deep acne scars have been evaluated, ablative and/or non-ablative lasers may be recommended. An ablative laser like the Sciton® Profractional™ or the Sciton® MicroLaserPeel™ removes skin cells in a targeted manner to resurface your skin. New collagen is produced which improves the texture, firmness and appearance of your skin. The Mentor Peel™ is a procedure developed and trademarked by Dr. Vanek that combines the Profractional™ and MicroLaserPeel™ treatments to provide exceptional resurfacing outcomes.

A non-ablative treatment, like the intense pulsed light Sciton® BBL™, uses specific wavelengths of light energy to target specific types of cells. The fine blood vessels surrounding the deep acne scars are heated and eliminated, reducing redness and appearance.

What is a port-wine stain?

A port-wine stain (PWS) is a birthmark. The name is derived from its similarity to the color of port wine. PWS results from an anomaly that dilates the capillaries in various layers of the epidermis.

Like acne scarring, PWS may be treated with a non-ablative laser like the Sciton® BBL™. The laser uses a specific wavelength of light that is absorbed by oxyhemoglobin found in veins. As the energy of the laser is absorbed by the oxyhemoglobin, the surrounding cells are vaporized, reducing the appearance of the port-wine stain.

Mohs skin cancer treatments

The Mohs technique for removing skin cancer is an established and effective treatment that places an emphasis on small wound size. The laser is a technical update of a surgical methodology developed in the 1940’s.


During your consultation, Dr. Vanek and his staff will review the risks and benefits of any procedure. Your unique anatomy and goals will determine the type of treatments recommended by Dr. Vanek and his staff.

Request a consultation online or call 440-205-5750 to learn more about all of the laser rejuvenation procedures we offer for men and women in Cleveland, Ohio, including laser hair removal, laser skin resurfacing and much more. During your consultation, Dr. Paul Vanek will assess your individual anatomy, and discuss your aesthetic goals and your possible outcome in terms of your own structures. He will help you understand the risks and benefits of any procedure and empower you to make an informed, medically sound decision.