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what is the best way to get rid of facial scars caused by severe acne?

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Dr. Anil Shah
Facial Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
Combination therapy: Acne scarring is a complex and difficult issue to treat. Most acne scarring requires repeated treatments to improve acne scars. Beware that acne must be under control first prior to treating the scar component. Treatments which may help decrease acne scars include: cross tca medical roll-cit dermabrasion subcision and filler some lasers prp (platlet rich plasma).
Dr. Hashim Alani
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Facial scars: You can improve the scars with facial resurfacing using laser. I don't think you can get rid of scars completely.
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 19 years experience
Acne facial scars: Multiple options for improving the appearance of "ice pick" acne scars exist. Depending on your skin and exact circumstances your faical plastic surgeon or dermatologist may recommend laser treatments (including co2, 1550 nm erbium), peels, dermabrasion, or well as topical treatments. Seek a physician with experience.

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