6 doctors weighed in:

What kind of dermabrasion has best results for acne scars?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Chris Oh
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

It really depends on he size and distribution of the scars.
Dermabrasion and chemical peels (possibly retinoid topical) can help with finer scars but for bigger scars may have to consider laser or deeper peels such as co2 peels - please see a cosmetics dermatologist/plastics surgeon.

In brief: Depends

It really depends on he size and distribution of the scars.
Dermabrasion and chemical peels (possibly retinoid topical) can help with finer scars but for bigger scars may have to consider laser or deeper peels such as co2 peels - please see a cosmetics dermatologist/plastics surgeon.
Dr. Chris Oh
Dr. Chris Oh
Thank
Dr. Steven Zimmet
Aesthetic Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Dermabrasion

Dermabrasion is certainly much better than microdermabrasion.
However, treatment depends on type of scar, location and your skin type. Other options include fillers, surgical subcision, and lasers such as fraxel and fractionated co2 laser. Dermabrasion is done much less commonly than in the past because of these new tools. See an experienced dermatologist or plastic surgeon.

In brief: Dermabrasion

Dermabrasion is certainly much better than microdermabrasion.
However, treatment depends on type of scar, location and your skin type. Other options include fillers, surgical subcision, and lasers such as fraxel and fractionated co2 laser. Dermabrasion is done much less commonly than in the past because of these new tools. See an experienced dermatologist or plastic surgeon.
Dr. Steven Zimmet
Dr. Steven Zimmet
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
46 years in practice
16M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors