Acne scars are healing slowly. Why is that?

Cellular response. The inflammation of acne will take 3 months to resolve. Ongoing collagen reorganization will last another 3 to 6 months more. Reactive hyperpigmentation can take up to one to two years to resolve depending on your skin type.

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What kind products are good for healing old/new acne scars?

Fractionated laser . One of the best treatments for acne scarring is fractionated laser. Depending on your skin color, texture and extent of scarring there are different laser options out there. A non-ablative fractionated laser like the fraxel re:store or dual has no real downtime, but requires multiple treatments. A fractionated co2 laser is more aggressive with about a week downtime, but may give faster results. Read more...
Acne scars. Frequently, depending on skin color, either fractional co2 or ultrapulse co2 can make a significant difference. In addition to that fat transfer deep to the scars can provide fill and the healing powers of stem cells to get an even better result. Read more...

Treatment for acne scars?

Laser. Laser resurfacing is the gold standard these days. Dermabrasion is also an option, but co2 laser allows better precision. Read more...
Acne scar treatments. Treatment of acne scars starts with prevention of acne, treatment of active acne by local care, blue light therapy etc and finally treatment of chronic scars which can be pit scars(treated by excision or subcision) or red raised/rough surface scars(treated by chemical peels, dermabrasion or best treated by microlaserpeel, contour laser and fractionated laser treatments). Read more...
Combo Treatment. In my hand acne scars are best treated with a combination of tumescent anesthesia, subcison and either the Fraxel Repair Laser or the Fotona Fractional Errbium Laser (for darker skin types) The photo is following a single treatment. I have now treated over 400 patients with this combination treatment with an average of 72% improvement in the first 114 patients we studied. Read more...

What is the greatest treatment for acne scars?

Dermabrasion, Mechan. For skin scarring from acne, surgical planing of the skin helps mask scar depressions and surface irregularities. Often requires >1 treatment, and may be followed by laser resurfacing, fillers or chemical peels to improve surface texture. Read more...
Many options. 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. Read more...
Scar Treatment. Many options are available depending on the depth, severity, and number of scars you have. Laser resurfacing, dermabrasion, filler injections and surgical excision can all play a role in improving your scarring. Consult with a physician who specializes in scarring to plan the best course of treatment for you. Read more...
Prevention.Depends. Acne is inevitable in adolescents in various degrees.But, one can control the aftermath, the scar with proactive yreatment to minimise the scar.If the inevitable happens, and that is the "scar" treatment depends on the depth of the scar .Deeper the sacr more invasive is the treatment which includes chemical peel, dermabration, laser, and so on.But you should consult your plastic surgeon to find the be. Read more...
Multiple modalities. Acne scars are notoriously difficult to treat, but I have found that combining multiple treatments like co2 resurfacing, fillers and even cutting out the lesions can lead to some decent improvement. Read more...

Topical treatment for acne scars?

Fading creams. The gold standard for lightening dark marks is hydroquinone. You can purchase fading creams that contain 2-3% hydroquinone without a prescription (ambi, atra, porcelana, nadinola, to name a few). You should also be careful to protect your skin with sunscreen, as sun will make dark marks darker. Stronger prescription fading creams and chemical peels exist. Pitted scars require laser resurfacing. Read more...

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...

What are treatment options for 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...
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. 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...

Is there a permanent treatment for acne scars?

Yes. The most permanent way to treat acne scars is using a laser such as the fractionated co2 laser or fraxel re:store laser. These laser treatments have become very popular due to their efficacy when performed by an experienced board certified dermatologist. In the past chemical peels have also been used with varying success and traditional dermabrasion as well, but this has fallen out of favor. Read more...
There are several. There are several 'permanent' treatments for acne scars. Artefill is a long lasting filling agent that can elevate some acne scars. Other scars can be excised or 'released' with surgery. Fractionated lasers (fraxel dual, fraxel re:pair) produce consistent long-term/ permanent results. None of these, however, result in flawless skin. Be realistic, stay with it and you will see permanent improvement. Read more...

What are some treatment options to remove acne scars?

Several. Dermabrasion and chemical peels can help with this. I will wait for a dermatologist to discuss other options! Read more...
Several options. There are several treatment options for acne scars, including chemical peels, laser resurfacing or fractionated resurfacing, dermabrasion, fillers and surgical scar revision. Which treatment depends on the type of scarring you have and several other factors. Your dermatologist or dermatologic surgeon can guide you. Read more...
Acne Scar Treatments. Depressed scars respond well to a combination of subcision and medical microneedling depressed scars, regardless of the prior cause (surgical, traumatic, acne, infectious) generally have two main aspects that must be addressed by treatment in order to achieve a gratifying aesthetic result. The first goal is to lift the depression itself as much as possible to achieve smoother skin. The appearance. Read more...