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Will an acne facial improve on my acne scars?

15 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
9 doctors agree

In brief: Not much

A facial may help a little, but not dramatically.
Seek evaluation by a reputable facial plastic surgeon or dermatologist. Depending on the depth of the scars, discoloration, presence of active acne, etc there might be different treatment plans recommended. Assuming no active acne, treatment options include peels, laser treatments, dermabrasion, etc.

In brief: Not much

A facial may help a little, but not dramatically.
Seek evaluation by a reputable facial plastic surgeon or dermatologist. Depending on the depth of the scars, discoloration, presence of active acne, etc there might be different treatment plans recommended. Assuming no active acne, treatment options include peels, laser treatments, dermabrasion, etc.
Dr. Mike Bowman
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Dr. Seema Patel
Physicians specializing in cosmetic medicine can help you with different skin care products, peels or laser treatments. The deeper the scars are, lasers will work better.
Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Perhaps

It may provide some subtle improvements.

In brief: Perhaps

It may provide some subtle improvements.
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Robert Alexander
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Acne Scarring

Not certain meaning of 'acne facial', but acne scarring is usually best helped with mechanical dermabrasion coupled with surface treatments (chemical or laser) to improve the depth of scarring and even out any discolorations.
Deep ice pick scars are the most difficult to reduce, but each type of treatment (including some fillers on occasion) usually helps improve the appearance.

In brief: Acne Scarring

Not certain meaning of 'acne facial', but acne scarring is usually best helped with mechanical dermabrasion coupled with surface treatments (chemical or laser) to improve the depth of scarring and even out any discolorations.
Deep ice pick scars are the most difficult to reduce, but each type of treatment (including some fillers on occasion) usually helps improve the appearance.
Dr. Robert Alexander
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Dr. Tad Heinz
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Depends on facial

Acne treatment should decrease sebum production and bacterial burden in the skin and may exfoliate as well.
I'm not sure a facial treatment would really accomplish any of those things.

In brief: Depends on facial

Acne treatment should decrease sebum production and bacterial burden in the skin and may exfoliate as well.
I'm not sure a facial treatment would really accomplish any of those things.
Dr. Tad Heinz
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