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What acne scar treatment will work best for ice pick acne scars? I'm 23 and i hope my worst acne days are now over. I prefer to have an acne scar treatment treatment that will be fast and effective to remove this obviouse scarring.

What acne scar treatment will work best for ice pick acne scars? I'm 23 and i hope my worst acne days are now over. I prefer to have an acne scar treatment treatment that will be fast and effective to remove this obviouse scarring.

Acne scars: For deep ice pick scars, the best treatment is excision and suture closure. For more superficial scars, sometimes the scars can be released and fat injected deep to the scar. Frequently the surface can then be improved with laser resurfacing. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Scar Treatment (Definition)

Scar treatment can be defined as any intervention performed on a scar. This can vary from simple treatments such as topical massage or tape or silicone gel sheeting/ointment proceeding up to progressively more aggressive and invasive treatments ranging from external energy application (ultrasound, laser, light, radifrequency, etc) up to injections, radiation therapy, surgery ...Read more


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On average, how long will acne scar treatment last?

On average, how long will acne scar treatment last?

Indefinitely: Once the treatment - like laser or chemical peel - has healed, and a few months have gone by, the results in the treated area should be stable. ...Read more

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Tell me about laser acne scar treatment?

Tell me about laser acne scar treatment?

It works VERY well!: The co2 laser works very well for acne scars of the face. The co2 laser emits invisible energy that is absorbed by the skin, vaporizing a very thin amount of the surface. The laser energy also stimulates production of new collagen. This results in the skin becoming smoother, and ultimately stronger and thicker than before the treatment. It may not get rid of all the scars, but it really helps! ...Read more

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Could a acne scar treatment cause discoloration to my facial skin?

Yes: People should generally put sunscreen on any scar on the face with an spf of 30 or greater to reduce color changes in the scar for at least 6 months. ...Read more

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Which is better for acne scar treatment - derma roller / laser?

Which is better for acne scar treatment - derma roller / laser?

Both: Both are great treatments in the right hands. Only go to a dermatologist with a lot of experience, not just any laser or salon that does these treatments. It can be horrific if performed in the wrong hands. ...Read more

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Will it take more than one laser acne scar treatment to diminish the scars on my face?

Will it take more than one laser acne scar treatment to diminish the scars on my face?

Depends on modality: Laser treatments for acne can only soften the scars, but do not completely erase them. The non invasive lasers build collagen slowly, take multiple procedures and are costly. The more invasive treatments (ablative fractional resurfacing or full face ablative laser resurfacing with co2 or erbium laser) has both the abrasion affect as well as the collagen building benefit, but more down time. ...Read more

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Which treatment is best for removing acne scars/pits?

Which treatment is best for removing acne scars/pits?

Acne scars: It is unlikely that your skin will be clear but it can be improved. Treatment must be based on addressing the active disease (usually with oral retinoids and/or systemic or topical antibiotics and skin care regimen) and then using other methods to address the established scars. This can include peels, lasers, dermabrasion, surgery, grafts, fillers, grafts, etc. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment to get rid of acne scars?

What is the best treatment to get rid of  acne scars?

Acne Scar Treatment: There are a number of options for acne scars depending on their size, shape, depth, and skin type. Laser resurfacing, usually fractional, may help improve the texture of the skin but may require multiple treatments. If there is deep scarring, the scars can be excised or cut out. Subcision, releasing the scar underneath the skin, along with fillers or fat can also improve the skin texture. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for hypertrophic acne scars?

What is the best treatment for hypertrophic acne scars?

Surgical Tx best: The best and quickest resolution may be excision of the hypertrophic scar. Steroid injections will not affect the scarring that has occurred. The best cosmetic result is achieved with a simple excision which removes hypertrophic scar and also the pitting and depressions that are typical of acne scars. Removing a few of the most prominent scars will make your whole face look better. Best regards, . ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter treatment for old acne scars?

What is the best over-the-counter treatment for old acne scars?

Nothing will work: I'm really sorry your acne was neglected and you had scarring. If you still have active disease, get it managed by a competent physician. Unlike in the past, you're now basically an adult and can pick up the telephone and schedule an appointment. Until you get seen, use benzoyl peroxide as tolerated. Your scars can be managed with filler, laser, or microsurgery if you wish. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for acne scars?

Type dependent: If shallow, crater-like scars, use of mechanical dermabrasion is probably most effective. Use of lasers, chemical peels or punch/excisions are optional. Most difficult to treat are the "ice-pick" variety, which may end up looking like enlarged pores regardless of the therapy provided. Proper skin care and avoidance of acne infections is the best....Do not squeeze or pick such lesions if active. ...Read more

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Dr. M. Christine Lee
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Acne Scar (Definition)

Acne scars are much deeper than the 2 dimensional blemish on the surface. The collagen fibers may extend through the subcutaneous fat to pull the surface down toward the underlying fascial layers. This creates the three dimensional "pit" common ...Read more


Dr. Barry Press
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Scarring (Definition)

A scar is the result of the body healing. It is the end product of a long cascade of signals and cellular repair that takes approximately a year to complete, and a lifetime to maintain. It is a normal process that occurs whenever ...Read more