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A 30-year-old female asked:

Treatment for acne scars?

3 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Scott Tucker
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Laser: Laser resurfacing is the gold standard these days. Dermabrasion is also an option, but co2 laser allows better precision.
Dr. Thomas Fiala
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Erbium laser also works.
Sep 19, 2013
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 40 years experience
Acne scar treatments: Treatment of acne scars starts with prevention of acne, treatment of active acne by local care, blue light therapy etc and finally treatment of chronic scars which can be pit scars(treated by excision or subcision) or red raised/rough surface scars(treated by chemical peels, dermabrasion or best treated by microlaserpeel, contour laser and fractionated laser treatments).
Dr. Mark Taylor
Dermatology 48 years experience
Combo Treatment: In my hand acne scars are best treated with a combination of tumescent anesthesia, subcison and either the Fraxel Repair Laser or the Fotona Fractional Errbium Laser (for darker skin types) The photo is following a single treatment. I have now treated over 400 patients with this combination treatment with an average of 72% improvement in the first 114 patients we studied.

Similar questions

A 43-year-old member asked:

Is there a permanent treatment for acne scars?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Daniel Behroozan
Dermatology 22 years experience
Yes: The most permanent way to treat acne scars is using a laser such as the fractionated co2 laser or fraxel re:store laser. These laser treatments have become very popular due to their efficacy when performed by an experienced board certified dermatologist. In the past chemical peels have also been used with varying success and traditional dermabrasion as well, but this has fallen out of favor.
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
A board certified facial plastic or cosmetic surgeon is another option for treatment of acne scars. Depending on the extent of acne scarring, chemical peels remain a well accepted and well tolerated treatment option.
Mar 5, 2012
United Arab Emirates
A 30-year-old female asked:

Topical treatment for acne scars?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Candace Spann
Dermatology 22 years experience
Fading creams: The gold standard for lightening dark marks is hydroquinone. You can purchase fading creams that contain 2-3% hydroquinone without a prescription (ambi, atra, porcelana, nadinola, to name a few). You should also be careful to protect your skin with sunscreen, as sun will make dark marks darker. Stronger prescription fading creams and chemical peels exist. Pitted scars require laser resurfacing.
A 33-year-old member asked:

What is the best treatment for acne scars?

4 doctor answers12 doctors weighed in
Dr. Tara Passow
Dermatology 41 years experience
Many options: Treatment is often based on depth, size, location, and number of scars. Topicals like tretinoin (retin-a and others) can help. Chemical peels of various strength (phenol, trichloroacetic acid, etc.) and depth can be used. There is also microdermabrasion and laser resurfacing. Individual 'ice pick' scars are sometimes best treated by excision and closure.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What is the greatest treatment for acne scars?

5 doctor answers16 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Alexander
Plastic Surgery 28 years experience
Dermabrasion, Mechan: For skin scarring from acne, surgical planing of the skin helps mask scar depressions and surface irregularities. Often requires >1 treatment, and may be followed by laser resurfacing, fillers or chemical peels to improve surface texture.
North Las Vegas, Nevada
A 19-year-old male asked:

Whats a good treatment for acne and scars?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 20 years experience
A few options: For over the counter methods try using products that have benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, alcohol, and acetone. For prescription treatments you may be prescribed antibiotics, retinoids or vitamin a derivatives, azelaic acid, oral contraceptives, or spironolactone. Always ask a dermatologist about the possible affects and the risks vs benefits of each treatment. Make sure it's best for you.

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