Acne surgery to remove active acne or acne scar correction

At OC MedDerm Dr. Shafa is an expert in using proper techniques for “acne surgery”. Our skin surgeries include but are not limited to manual active acne removal and acne scar correction which is one of our signature services.

Acne surgery is the manual treatment of stubborn acne lesions or correction of acne scars surgically. These procedures are all performed by Dr. Shafa herself under sterile conditions. Having these procedures performed by a expert dermatologist ensures the best possible outcome cosmetically and comfort wise. Procedures in our office will be performed with topical or local anesthesia if necessary so that you do not even feel your skin is being touched.

Surgical Extraction of Acne, whitehead and blackhead removal


The above patient of ours was treated by topical cream and extraction.

For certain types of acne, such as whiteheads and blackheads with hard, large, dry contents, it is beneficial to remove the contents of the lesions manually. By doing so, we can achieve better and faster results. Afterwards, we can prevent the formation of such skin lumps with proper acne treatment. Dr. Shafa uses a tiny, sterile device to extract whiteheads and blackheads with minimal to no discomfort. This procedure should only be performed by an expert, such as a physician, under sterile conditions.

Drainage of cystic acne

Some types of deep cystic acne respond slowly or poorly to medication alone. If needed, drainage of large, painful, swollen, and infected cystic acne lumps immediately reduces the pain associated with these cysts, helps the lesion heal faster, and decreases the likelihood of permanent discoloration and scarring.


Microdermabrasion is another method of manually unplugging acne pores. It uses a unique technique to scrub the skin with crystals or diamond tip, which is followed by the suctioning of tiny clogged pores with a vacuum device. Microdermabrasion also stimulates collagen formation in the skin resulting in the improvement of acne scar appearance over time. It is also performed to rejuvenate the skin and correct discoloration.

Contact Us!

If you are suffering from acne, feel free to call us to make an appointment to see Dr. Shafa. During your appointment, Dr. Shafa will evaluate your skin as well as overall health. After the type and cause of acne is diagnosed, Dr. Shafa will explain the variety of treatment options best suited to your needs and help select the best regimen for you and your skin. If you have questions prior to your visit, please do not hesitate to ask here.