The Laser & Rejuvenation Center

Acne Scars

Acne scars can be a lingering reminder of past breakouts or other skin issues. They can manifest as different types of scarring, such as ice pick scars, rolling scars, or boxcar scars, each of which has its unique characteristics and challenges. At Gold Skin Care Center, we specialize in providing targeted acne scar treatment solutions that aim to improve the texture and appearance of your skin.

Under the leadership of the globally respected Dr. Michael Gold, we have been serving the Nashville community with advanced dermatology treatments since 1990. Our commitment is to offer the most contemporary acne scar treatment methods while maintaining the highest standards in patient care.

Understanding Acne Scars

Understanding acne scars begins with recognizing that they are more than just blemishes left behind after a breakout. These scars form when the skin’s healing process triggers either too much collagen production or not enough, leading to uneven skin texture. Different kinds of scars may develop based on the severity of the acne, the skin’s response to inflammation, and other individual factors.

Common Types of Acne Scars

  • Ice Pick Scars: Deep, narrow, and pitted scars that resemble small puncture holes
  • Rolling Scars: Broad depressions with a sloping edge, creating a rolling appearance to the skin
  • Boxcar Scars: Wide, rectangular depressions with defined edges

What Acne Scar Treatments Do We Offer?


Morpheus8 is one of the advanced acne scar treatment options we offer. This device combines the effectiveness of microneedling pins with radiofrequency to target the deeper layers of the skin. By doing so, it promotes collagen production and cellular turnover, which can result in a more even and smooth skin texture.

How Does It Work?

The Morpheus8 device uses a matrix of microneedling pins with radiofrequency to deliver targeted thermal energy into the subdermal tissue. As the microneedles penetrate the skin, radiofrequency energy is simultaneously emitted. This instantly contracts tissues in the short term and stimulates collagen production in the long term, enhancing the natural healing process. This dual action makes Morpheus8 a versatile and effective acne scar treatment, capable of addressing various types of scars with minimal downtime.

Scarlet® RF

Scarlet RF is another specialized technology we utilize for acne scar healing. This device also employs radiofrequency (RF) technology but with a unique electrode configuration that allows for more focused energy delivery. The treatment is designed to improve scar texture and stimulate skin rejuvenation at the cellular level.

How Does It Work?

Specific to Scarlet RF is its utilization of bipolar radiofrequency energy, which targets multiple layers of the skin. Unlike other devices, it employs a “non-insulated” needle approach, delivering more consistent and controlled energy throughout the treatment area. This enhances the acne scar healing process, optimizing results while ensuring safety.

Slyfirm X

Slyfirm X is another one of our microneedling with radiofrequency devices. What sets Slyfirm X apart is its pulsed and continuous wave RF technology that allows for the most customizability.

How Does It Work?

The Sylfirm X device uses 300-micron needle tips that allow for targeted skin penetration at depths ranging from 0.3mm to 4mm depending on the treatment needs. The carefully timed insertion of these needles maximizes therapeutic benefits while minimizing thermal damage. The device can repair damaged skin cells and blood vessels, while also boosting collagen and elastin production for improved skin health.

Endymed Intensif® RF

Endymed Intensif® RF is a distinctive choice for acne scar treatment. This device features a unique 3DEEP® technology, which uses multi-source, phase-controlled radiofrequency energy. The technology ensures that the energy is focused and penetrates deeply into the skin, maximizing efficacy while minimizing discomfort.

How Does It Work?

Among the acne scar treatment options, Endymed Intensif® RF offers a shock-free needle insertion mechanism, making the treatment experience more comfortable for patients. The device’s 3DEEP® technology ensures energy is optimally distributed, targeting scar tissue more effectively.

Agnes RF

Agnes RF specializes in acne scar removal. This device incorporates a single-needle system with a unique square-shaped pulse mode, focusing on destroying sebaceous glands linked to acne formation and revitalizing scarred skin.

How Does It Work?

Agnes RF stands out in acne scar reduction treatment by using targeted radiofrequency energy to tighten and rejuvenate the skin. It can also help prevent future acne breakouts by selectively treating sebaceous glands, reducing acne recurrence and treating scars.

Venus Viva™

Venus Viva™ offers a balanced approach to acne scar healing. It employs NanoFractional Radio Frequency™ and SmartScan™ technology, allowing for variable energy delivery and a customizable treatment experience.

How Does It Work?

In terms of acne scar treatment and acne scar reduction treatment, Venus Viva™ is notable for its unique pin pattern and real-time energy monitoring, ensuring a consistent and tailored treatment across different skin types.


Reverso is a leader in acne scar therapy. The fractional device uses a proprietary high-frequency unipolar radiofrequency technology, delivering highly focused energy through a specialized applicator.

How Does It Work?

In the domain of acne scar removal and needling with RF, Reverso offers several different tips that can be used to customize your treatment and make it more effective for you.

Syneron® eMatrix (with Sublative™ RF applicator)

For advanced scar therapy, Syneron® eMatrix is an excellent choice. This device features the unique Sublative™ RF applicator designed for fractional treatment of the skin.

How Does It Work?

In the arena of acne scar treatment and acne scar therapy, Syneron® eMatrix offers minimal downtime and reduced risk of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, owing to its Sublative™ RF applicator that focuses energy into the dermis, rather than the skin’s surface.

More Acne Scar Treatments

ULTRApulse® Alpha

ULTRApulse® Alpha utilizes Deep FX CO2 technology, a form of fractional CO2 laser, making it a specialized choice among laser resurfacing treatments for acne scars. The technology offers deep penetration and high precision for effective scar tissue remodeling.

Cortex™ CO2

Cortex CO2 and Er: YAG Laser treatments use a dual-mode CO2 laser technology, allowing for a customizable approach to acne scarring. This enables us to adjust the treatment depth and intensity, making it adaptable for various types of scars.


HALO employs hybrid fractional laser technology, providing both ablative and non-ablative laser resurfacing treatments. This versatility allows us to tailor treatments based on the severity and type of the acne scars.


UltraClear™ incorporates 3D MIRACL™ and 3DIntelliPulse™ technologies, offering a multi-faceted approach to acne scarring. These advanced technologies enable controlled energy delivery and multi-depth penetration for effective and safe treatment of scars.

Explore Our Acne Scar Treatments

Not sure which one is right for you? We would love to help you! At Gold Skin Care Center in Nashville, TN, we offer a variety of advanced acne scar treatment options tailored to your individual needs. We also offer a convenient way to reach out through our online form, or you can call us at (615) 625-6338.