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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Atrophic Scars (Overview)

An old injury site that is regressing or becoming LESS noticeable. As opposed to a hypertrophic scar which is raised, proud, and getting larger.


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Can you laser acne atrophic scars off the face?

Can you laser acne atrophic scars off the face?

Yes.: There are many treatments for acne scars ranging from actual surgery to dermabrasion to laser ablation or resurfacing. Often. Multiple treatments may be required. Laser resurfacing can often be quite painful during the recovery phase. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
16 doctors shared insights

Atrophic Scars (Overview)

An old injury site that is regressing or becoming LESS noticeable. As opposed to a hypertrophic scar which is raised, proud, and getting larger.


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What are my best options for treating atrophic and hypertrophic acne scars (boxcar and rolling, a couple larger ice pick ones)?

What are my best options for treating atrophic and hypertrophic acne scars (boxcar and rolling, a couple larger ice pick ones)?

Acne scars: There are a variety of treatments that vary according to the severity of scars: chemical peels, dermabrasion, laser resurfacing, fillers, fat grafting, excision, grafting, face lifting, etc. ...Read more

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Treating Scarring (Checklist)

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What is the best treatment for acne atrophic scars on the face?

What is the best treatment for acne atrophic scars on the face?

Try Bellafill plus: Bellafill is filler approved for optimal and long lasting correction for atrophic acne scars. Depending on extent of scarring, Bellafill may be used alone or in combination with other treatments like laser resurfacing and peels to treat acne scarring. ...Read more

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Is there any non-surgical way for getting rid of acne atrophic scars over the face?

Is there any non-surgical way for getting rid of acne atrophic scars over the face?

Yes but...: Depends on what you consider non-surgical. Peels, lasers, and/or dermabrasion all may help. Seek a local facial plastics md or dermatologist for good recommendations. ...Read more

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I have atrophic scars on the glans penis, like acne boxcar scars, shallow/flat. Can i get them laser resurfaced like treatment for papules? Options?

I have atrophic scars on the glans penis, like acne boxcar scars, shallow/flat.  Can i get them laser resurfaced like treatment for papules? Options?

Scars of the glans: Hello, from your question i did not get the sense that you had pain from the scars. I recommend against any further ablative treatments to the skin of the penis. This is a very sensitive part of your body and any ablative therapies such as laser resurfacing or more caustic treatments could reduce sensibility to this organ. Good luck. Dan downey M.D. Downey plastic surgery www.Dr-downey.Com. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Atrophic scars?

What is the definition or description of: Atrophic scars?

Atrophic scar: An old injury site that is regressing or becoming LESS noticeable. As opposed to a hypertrophic scar which is raised, proud, and getting larger. ...Read more

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Can you laser acne atrophic scars off the face?

Yes.: There are many treatments for acne scars ranging from actual surgery to dermabrasion to laser ablation or resurfacing. Often. Multiple treatments may be required. Laser resurfacing can often be quite painful during the recovery phase. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for acne atrophic scars on the face?

Try Bellafill plus: Bellafill is filler approved for optimal and long lasting correction for atrophic acne scars. Depending on extent of scarring, Bellafill may be used alone or in combination with other treatments like laser resurfacing and peels to treat acne scarring. ...Read more

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Which is better for acne atrophic scars: fraxel laser or dermabrasion?

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Which is better for acne atrophic scars: fraxel laser or dermabrasion?

The: The outcome from fraxel treatment is usually much more pronounced and more controlled than dermabrasion and microdermabrsion will not have much effect on the deeper layers of the skin. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Scars (Definition)

Scar = fibrous tissue that forms ...Read more