8 doctors weighed in:
How can I remove acne scars without dermabrasion?
8 doctors weighed in

Dr. Jason Hall
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Laser
Fraxel is a great method to remove or remodel acne scarring.

In brief: Laser
Fraxel is a great method to remove or remodel acne scarring.
Dr. Jason Hall
Dr. Jason Hall
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Dr. Mike Bowman
Scars are "treated" rather than removed. There will always be something there, but hopefully so very subtle no one will be able to see it at all.
Dr. Adam Bodian
Dermatology
2 doctors agree
In brief: No more dermabrasion
I use many different treatments for acne scars.
My favorite is the non-ablative fractional laser. This treatment takes a minimum of 3 sessions but there is no downtime at all. Depending on the depth of the scars, i may need to combine an ablative fractional treatment with the non-ablative. I no longer perform dermabrasion because of the bleeding it induces and the long down time for healing.

In brief: No more dermabrasion
I use many different treatments for acne scars.
My favorite is the non-ablative fractional laser. This treatment takes a minimum of 3 sessions but there is no downtime at all. Depending on the depth of the scars, i may need to combine an ablative fractional treatment with the non-ablative. I no longer perform dermabrasion because of the bleeding it induces and the long down time for healing.
Dr. Adam Bodian
Dr. Adam Bodian
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Dr. Alex Lechtman
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Many Options
However, nothing will "remove" them. Many things can change or decrease their visibility but nothing will remove them. Options range from chemical peels, to dermabrasion and laser resurfacing, to direct punch excision.

In brief: Many Options
However, nothing will "remove" them. Many things can change or decrease their visibility but nothing will remove them. Options range from chemical peels, to dermabrasion and laser resurfacing, to direct punch excision.
Dr. Alex Lechtman
Dr. Alex Lechtman
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Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Options
Chemical peels can help.
Dermarolling is another excellent option to improve acne scarring. Also, consider ematrix, fractionated co2 laser or fully ablative co2 laser treatment.

In brief: Options
Chemical peels can help.
Dermarolling is another excellent option to improve acne scarring. Also, consider ematrix, fractionated co2 laser or fully ablative co2 laser treatment.
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
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