New Method for Treating Acne Scars Shows Significant Improvement

Aug 09, 2011, 17:20 ET from Gateway Aesthetic Institute & Laser Center

SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Mark Taylor, a board certified dermatologist at the Gateway Aesthetic Institute & Laser Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, has developed a new method for treating acne scars that is showing tremendous results. The treatment combines several proven acne scar treatment methods into a more potent, single session. The multi-step process combines tumescent anesthesia (to swell and numb the skin), extensive subcision (to release scar tissue creating divots and pits), chemical peeling, laser resurfacing and Fraxel Repair Laser treatment. Dr. Taylor even designed a custom surgical tool, and then had it manufactured, to better perform the extensive subcision portion of the procedure.


Dr. Taylor was invited to present the new technique last year to medical colleagues at the International Masters Course on Aging Skin in Paris, France. Dr. Taylor notes, "With this new combined treatment method, we have been achieving greater improvement, often 70+ percent improvement, in a single treatment."

The entire treatment is performed in-office as an outpatient procedure and takes approximately 60 to 90 minutes. Patients are given oral medications, topical anesthetic and tumescent anesthesia to insure that they are comfortable. After the procedure, most patients require 7 to 14 days before returning to work or to sensitive social situations. After recovery, residual depressed acne scars can also be filled with Perlane® or Juvederm® for even greater improvement.

Anyone interested in learning if they are a good candidate for treatment may call the Gateway Aesthetic Institute & Laser Center at 801-595-1600 to schedule a consultation. Out of town patients (who have come as far away as England), are welcome to send a clear photo of their acne scars and one of Dr. Taylor's professional staff members will follow-up with a quote regarding cost and details of treatment.  

The Gateway Aesthetic Institute & Laser Center is located at the south end of the Gateway Mall at 440 West 200 South, Suite 250, Salt Lake City, Utah 84101. For additional information visit, call 801-595-1600, or email

Other services and treatments available at the Gateway Aesthetic Institute & Laser Center include Botox® & Dysport®, Restylane® & Juvederm, Sculptra®, SmartLipo®, Tumescent liposuction, laser eyelid surgery, wrinkle & scar treatment, light & laser facials, spider vein treatment, laser hair removal, laser tattoo removal, dermatology and more.

Mark B. Taylor, M.D. is a world-renowned dermatologist and cosmetic laser surgeon who has been in practice for over thirty years. Since the origination of laser treatments for skin, Dr. Taylor has been a leader in the field of cosmetic laser surgery, pioneering and teaching many new laser techniques to over 4,000 doctors world-wide. Dr. Taylor owns and operates the largest dedicated cosmetic laser center in the world.

Dr. Taylor and his well-trained staff use leading-edge products and over forty different lasers to provide a range of high-quality services including removal of birthmarks, hair, scars, spider veins, and tattoos; skin rejuvenation and resurfacing; eyelid restoration and lip enhancement; tumescent liposuction and cosmetic skin surgery, acne, cellulite, and stretch mark treatments.

Dr. Taylor received his medical degree from the University of Utah, specialized in dermatology at the University of Oregon, and is board-certified in dermatology through the American Board of Dermatology. He is a member of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery as well as many other professional organizations. In addition, Dr. Taylor has developed new techniques for many other laser treatments and cosmetic surgery which he performs on a regular basis in his Salt Lake City practice.

SOURCE Gateway Aesthetic Institute & Laser Center