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A 35-year-old member asked:

is there such a thing as an acne surgery?

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Dr. Stephen Weber
Facial Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Yes: Acne surgery or acne scar treatments encompass a wide variety of procedures. This can include laser resurfacing/ dermabrasion to smooth the scar tissue. Scar removal and revision to remove deep scars, subcision and filler treatment to lift tethered scar tissue. A dermatologist or facial plastic surgeon can review all of the options with you and determine which is best.
Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology 15 years experience
Yes: It is a bit of a misnomer, but there is a billing code for "acne surgery" that is used for removal of milia, which are little tiny cysts that are common in people with acne.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

How long will it take to heal after acne surgery?

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Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Depends: The duration of healing depends on how the surgery was performed. If the scars will be removed and sutured closed, you should be fairly well healed within two weeks.
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A 28-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: acne surgery?

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Dr. Imtiaz Chaudhry
Facial Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Acne surgery: Acne surgery is usally extraction/reduction of the lesions by several means which is more useful when the lesions are not inflammed. Also intralesional triamcinolone injections at a very low concentration may be helpful. To avoid, it is usually recommended to use medical treatment before resorting to any surgical intervention. Scar can be minimized by certain kind of lasers as well.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Hello docs, is acne surgery the solution to end acne?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
No: Acne itself is a chronic, non-lifestyle-related, serious disease that cannot be cured but which self-cures eventually. Until then, it can be managed with medications. Surgery is for scarring when it's over. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician for prescription-strength rx.

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