I have acne scars that need to go. What's the best treatment?

Cannot ELIMINATE! No scar removal techniques (that work) exist. Only dermabrasion, chemical peels, or laser resurfacing techniques can successfully improve acne scarring, and none of these options can completely "eliminate" scars. Depending on the location and severity of the scars, they can often be made much better, however. See an abps-certified plastic surgeon for best options for you!

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What is the best treatment for acne scars?

Many options. Treatment is often based on depth, size, location, and number of scars. Topicals like tretinoin (retin-a and others) can help. Chemical peels of various strength (phenol, trichloroacetic acid, etc.) and depth can be used. There is also microdermabrasion and laser resurfacing. Individual 'ice pick' scars are sometimes best treated by excision and closure. Read more...
No BEST treatment. There is no best treatment for acne scars, as these scars come in all shapes, sizes, colors, and depths. Treatment can range from light chemical peels to lighten hyperpigmented scars to deep laser resurfacing or dermabrasion to even out rolling scars. Scar revision or excision can be very helpful, as can augmentation of depressed scars. Consultation can determine the best action. Read more...
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...

Which one is best treatment for acne scars?

Acne scars... ... Are challenging to treat. We have treatments that will improve them, but not totally erase them. Options include: chemical peels, ablative laser, subcision, excision, dermabrasion, percutaneous needling, and fillers. Best to see a dermatologist or plastic surgeon in your area to discuss what might work for you. Read more...
Several. Choices depending on where scars are and how severe: fillers laser chemical peel excision face lift fraxel pixel. Read more...

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...

Which kind of treatment that is best to use to cure my acne scar?

Different options. Are available... First, you need to get control of the acne itself, if you haven't already. Depending on the size, depth and number of scars you can consider peels, laser treatments, dermabrasion, etc. Seek consultation with a facial plastic surgeon. Read more...
Acne scars. Sometimes called “the laser equivalent to skin needling”, this laser creates light on only a "fraction" on the skin in spots. Milder than traditional co2 ablative laser; results are less impressive but side effects are also less severe. About $1000 per procedure generally 4-5 treatments are needed scaling and crusting swelling post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation a.K.A. Temporary darkening. Read more...

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...

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

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. Read more...
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...

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...

What is the best type of laser treatment for acne scars?

Fractional lasers. Depending on the severity of the acne scarring and your skin type or color will help with the type of laser used. Fraxel laser would be good for the acne scarring and also fractional co2 laser would be good for more severe scarring. Read more...
Fractional laser. Fraxel and fractional co2 are the best choices. Fractional co2 is the more intense resurfacing laser. I would only recommend it for lighter skin. You do one or two sessions and there is about a week to a week and a half downtime with each session. Results are really good, but some people do not have the option of taking this much time off. Fraxel is less downtime but more sessions. Read more...