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What types of treatments can lift up indented acne scars (such as instant face lift)?

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Dr. Adam Hamawy
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Peels & Dermbrasion: The most effective resurfacing treatments for indented acne scars are deep chemical peels, co2 laser resurfacing or dermabrasion. Sometimes, for really deep pits, surgical excision may even be required.
Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Fillers with subcisi: Depending on how thick or adherent the scar, some may be treated with excision whereas others respond to subcision with fillers or fat.
Dr. Bruce Genter
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There are a few: The scar tissue under an acne scar can be cleaved to release them (subcision). Fillers can then be injected in the space under the scars to fill them out. Other procedures for acne scars include chemical peels, dermabrasion, laser peels, or even a facelift.
Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 33 years experience
Dermal fillers: Dermal filler injections work well but are temporary. Sometimes deep ones need to be excised or dermabraded.
Dr. Sarmela Sunder
Facial Plastic Surgery 17 years experience
Many options: There are various treatments for acne scars including lasers, dermabrasion, subsicion (relieving the scar from underneath the skin), excising the scar surgically, using dermal fillers to plump up the indentation and a facelift to release the scar the attachments.
Dr. Richard Galitz
Facial Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
Acne scars: Any face-lifting or tightening procedure will improve the appearance of acne scars. I would suggest a simple pre-auricular mini-lift under local anesthesia.
Dr. Barry Cohen
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
A face lift: Or possibly fillers with subcision.

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