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Is dermabrasion effective for removing facial acne marks in teens? My 17-year-old daughter is fighting some terrible acne and scarring. I am not aware of any medical problems besides her acne. Can dermabrasion be used in the treatment of facial acne marks

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Dr. Peter Jenkin
Dermatology

In brief: Dermabrasion

Dermabrasion can be used for the scars, but a better treatment would be one of the fractional lasers.
I would not recommend any treatment for the scars until her acne is under control.

In brief: Dermabrasion

Dermabrasion can be used for the scars, but a better treatment would be one of the fractional lasers.
I would not recommend any treatment for the scars until her acne is under control.
Dr. Peter Jenkin
Dr. Peter Jenkin
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Dr. James Seward
Dermatology

In brief: I

I agree. If the acne is cystic and scarring, Accutane treatment might be an option.
Read more about it on the link below. I hope that helps!

In brief: I

I agree. If the acne is cystic and scarring, Accutane treatment might be an option.
Read more about it on the link below. I hope that helps!
Dr. James Seward
Dr. James Seward
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