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About Dr. Sadove

Gainesville Florida Acne Scar

Certified Acne Scar Removal Surgeon

Dr. Sadove is a board-certified plastic surgeon serving the greater Gainesville, North Florida area, specializing in acne scar removal treatment options. Dedicated to excellence and continuing education, Dr. Sadove is proud to offer his services to plastic surgery acne scar patients for over 30 years. He has been performing fat grafting for decades and now adds his interest in fat cells to treat acne scars.

Dr. Sadove obtained his Bachelor’s degree from Washington University and received his Master’s degree in Surgery from the University of Illinois. Dr. Sadove then attended Rush Medical College where he received his medical9op0p degree. Dr. Sadove completed a general surgery residency at Rush Medical College and completed a prestigious plastic surgery residency in Norfolk, Virginia.

Dr. Sadove has been invited to speak and teach other plastic surgeons in over 26 countries around the world and is actively involved in many leading medical societies including::

With over 40 published books and articles in respected peer-reviewed Journals, Dr. Richard has received numerous awards and honors in the United States and across the globe. He has been an editor of the Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Journal for more than a decade.

Best Acne Scar Removal Treatment in Florida

Son of a world famous physician who invented many important medical treatments, Dr Richard Sadove followed in his path. Inventor of the Rewind acne scar treatment, he thought “out of the box” like his father.

Old thinking treated acne scars with therapies on top of the skin. It was all that they had. Unfortunately, it was the norm and few physicians questioned its legitimacy. It requires the simple admission that the cause of depressed scars is not on top of the skin, rather below it. No amount of destruction of the top layer of the skin was going to raise these depressions back to the surface of the surrounding skin. No “snake oil” treatment falsehoods of “collagen stimulation” would suffice. Collagen “stimulation” does not return a depressed or ice pick scar to normalcy. It is an absurd marketing claim for too many good people suffering from the embarrassment and lack of self esteem which comes too often from these scars.

Many discoveries arise out of observations. Plastic surgeons know the experience of separating and “lifting” acne scarred skin.  As the scar on the under surface of the skin is cut and released, the skin is freed. After having performed hundreds of face lifts, Dr Sadove knows it well.

While Dr Sadove’s Rewind procedure is not aggressively separating the skin as much as in a facelift, his special instrument does thoroughly cut the scars from the under surface of the skin. What happens next is what makes it truly special.

Modern medical science has been actively researching the science of fat grafting and stem cells in recent years. Enormous progress has been made in many fields of medical science, especially Plastic Surgery, due to these discoveries. Stem cells are attached to fat cells in our body.  They can become fat cells in a process commonly known as fat grafting.  The cells are suctioned from one area, treated, and then placed in another area in the same human. While Dr Sadove has been performing lipofilling, lipografting to the face for decades, the more recent discoveries have made auto fat grafting more successful. Platelet-rich plasma, rich in autologous growth factors are added to increase the success of the Fat transfer.

Here is where it all comes together to create The Acne Scar Center: state of the art, advanced, groundbreaking treatments. It binds the experience of knowing how to safely and comfortably administer local anesthesia, a top facial surgeon, and advanced fat grafting.

The Acne Scar Center was created to offer those suffering the embarrassment of facial scars more options that really work. Our mission is to help such people with more long lasting improvement.

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