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When is surgery necessary for acne scarring?
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Dr. Vitor Weinman
Dermatology
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In brief: When all else fails
There are several types of acne scarring.
Most can be diminished with monthly regimen of creams and chemical peels. If that fails then you have fraxel laser or a more aggressive approach is co2 laser. Hope that helps.

In brief: When all else fails
There are several types of acne scarring.
Most can be diminished with monthly regimen of creams and chemical peels. If that fails then you have fraxel laser or a more aggressive approach is co2 laser. Hope that helps.
Dr. Vitor Weinman
Dr. Vitor Weinman
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Dr. H. William Song
Aesthetic Medicine
In brief: Nonsurgical options
There are many good nonsurgical options available for treating acne scars.
Laser resurfacing is an effective way to reduce acne scarring with minimal down time.

In brief: Nonsurgical options
There are many good nonsurgical options available for treating acne scars.
Laser resurfacing is an effective way to reduce acne scarring with minimal down time.
Dr. H. William Song
Dr. H. William Song
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Dr. Margaret Mann
Dermatology
In brief: Deep scars
Most patients develop acne "scars" which are redness or brown discoloration of the skin left behind by prior acne pimples.
Fortunately, these tend to fade with time and do not require treatment. If you have deep depression in the skin from acne, you may benefit from treatments such as fraxel laser, chemical peels, acne surgery, or even fillers.

In brief: Deep scars
Most patients develop acne "scars" which are redness or brown discoloration of the skin left behind by prior acne pimples.
Fortunately, these tend to fade with time and do not require treatment. If you have deep depression in the skin from acne, you may benefit from treatments such as fraxel laser, chemical peels, acne surgery, or even fillers.
Dr. Margaret Mann
Dr. Margaret Mann
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Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dermatology
In brief: Deep crater scars
Deep atrophic or crateriform scars may need subcision (using a large bore needle or sharp instrument to release the connective tissue pulling down on the scar from underneath).
Deep pitted or ice-pick scars may need punch excision or grafting.

In brief: Deep crater scars
Deep atrophic or crateriform scars may need subcision (using a large bore needle or sharp instrument to release the connective tissue pulling down on the scar from underneath).
Deep pitted or ice-pick scars may need punch excision or grafting.
Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dr. M. Christine Lee
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