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A 46-year-old member asked:

Could you have plastic surgery to remove acne scars?

4 doctor answers18 doctors weighed in
Dr. Rian Maercks
Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Yes!: Yes. The best treatment is resurfacing with combined fractional erbium beam laser and complete superficial resurfacing with erbioum beam.
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics 36 years experience
Yes as last resort: There are many non-surgical options you should first consider prior to resorting to surgery. First and foremost is prevention of future acne attacks.
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Dr. Megan Jack
Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
Acne scars: One important factor is prevent new scars-get your acne under control. Find a dermatologist to tackle that with you. Most treatment to improve the appearance of acne scars use special technology to remodel the skin. The device I use to treat acne scars is called ematrix--see for info: http://www.Smacboca.Com/e-matrix-sublative-rejuvenation.Html other options include fractional lasers or subscision.
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Dr. Joshua Fox
Dr. Joshua Fox commented
Dermatology 41 years experience
These laser techniques are usually performed by dermatologists.
Mar 17, 2013
Dr. Jason Lichten
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Options exist: Consult with a board certified plastic surgeon or dematologist to evaluate your personal options. This may include lasers, chemical peels, dermabrasion or prescription skin care. There are many options and you need a regimen tailored to your specific situation and expected results.
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