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What are treatment options for acne scars?
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Dr. Gregory Vipond
Facial Plastic Surgery
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Gregory Vipond
Dr. Gregory Vipond
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Dr. J David Holcomb
Facial Plastic Surgery
In brief: Fractional laser
Some acne scars respond well to fractional laser treatments.
Types of fractional lasers include: erbium glass - eg fraxel, mosaic erbium ysgg - eg pearl erbium yag - eg profractional co2 - eg eco2 and many others additional options include but are not limited to dermabrasion, surgical scar revision, traditional full field laser resurfacing, punch grafting, subcision.

In brief: Fractional laser
Some acne scars respond well to fractional laser treatments.
Types of fractional lasers include: erbium glass - eg fraxel, mosaic erbium ysgg - eg pearl erbium yag - eg profractional co2 - eg eco2 and many others additional options include but are not limited to dermabrasion, surgical scar revision, traditional full field laser resurfacing, punch grafting, subcision.
Dr. J David Holcomb
Dr. J David Holcomb
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Dr. John Cheng
Family Medicine
In brief: Microdermabrasion
I have had many patients have microdermabrasion which seems to remove the top layers of the skin and it improves the appearance of the acne scars.

In brief: Microdermabrasion
I have had many patients have microdermabrasion which seems to remove the top layers of the skin and it improves the appearance of the acne scars.
Dr. John Cheng
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