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.
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.
Is permanent make up useful for white fibrotic acne scars? Or are there any other treatment options? They are not thick scars but raised.
Can add color. Permanent makeup (tattoo) can add color to a pale scar, but keep in mind that it won't change color with sun exposure and may not always look natural. You can also do laser treatments for scars (fractional or laser genesis). Fat transfer into scars can help to remodel the scar, softening it and improving the appearance. Steroid injections may also help. Good luck!
My dermo recommended fraxel laser on my old acne scars on face, 3 treatments. Will my face become scarless & remain permanently? Is there downtime?
ACNE scars. You are in the right place to improve your acne scarring. Ask MD your doubts.
Acne scar. Please consult a plastic surgeon.
Laser. Laser resurfacing is the gold standard these days. Dermabrasion is also an option, but co2 laser allows better precision.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Several options. Dermarolling, chemical peels, dermabrasion, and lasers can all improve acne scarring.
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.
Several. Choices depending on where scars are and how severe: fillers laser chemical peel excision face lift fraxel pixel.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Healing scars. When our bodies sustain an injury, the immediate response is inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling). This is the body increasing the blood flow and bringing healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. As healing occurs, new tissues fill in that are different than normal and less elastic. This is a scar. Over time it will fade in color but always be there.
No cures. Many treatments laser fraxel chem peels microderm fillers.