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A 32-year-old member asked:

What's a good cosmetic surgery to get rid of acne scars and blackheads?

4 doctor answers20 doctors weighed in
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Dermatology 26 years experience
Different treatments: Blackheads do not need cosmetic surgery. They can be treated easily with topical medicines. Scarring may require surgery with a scalpel, laser, steroid injections or other method. Depends on the scar. However, scars are basically permanent marks but their severity can be reduced.
Dr. Steven Zimmet
Aesthetic Medicine 44 years experience
Various treatments: Can be useful to treat acne scars. Selection of treatment depends on various factors, including the type of scar, location, skin type & other factors. Treatments include microdermabrasion, dermabrasion, fillers, surgical subcision, and lasers such as fraxel & fractionated co2 resurfacing. Tx for blackheads include topical creams (retin a/others), peels, microdermabrasions, and comedone extraction.
Dr. Timothy Mountcastle
Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
Acne scars: Acne scars can be treated by various modalities including microdermabrasion, dermabrasion, fillers, and lasers such as fraxel & fractionated co2 skin resurfacing. Treatment depends on the location of the acne scars and the skin type. In general these scars will not go completely away but can be improved.
Dr. Andre Berger
Cosmetic Surgery 41 years experience
Fillers: You can use cosmetics fillers to possibly reduce the appearance of depressed acne scars. Often they are used in conjunction with other treatments such as subcision and chemical peels and laser resurfacing.

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A 33-year-old female asked:

How do I get rid of my acne scars without surgery?

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Dr. Andrew Pichler
Facial Plastic Surgery 57 years experience
Acne scars: Acne scars, like all scars, are permanent. The best you can achieve is that you make them less visible. Scars being full thickness skin damage, as such, require a fairly aggressive treatment to improve them. Laser resurfacing, done by competent practitioner will give a good result. For smaller areas punch excision or subcision can be done.
A 30-year-old member asked:

What are some effective ways to get rid of acne, scars and blackheads?

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Dr. Hashim Alani
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Acne: Laser may be the best thing for this condition.
Last updated May 15, 2016


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