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How can I remove marks from acne?

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Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
6 doctors agree

In brief: Difficult - But...

Acne scars are one of the most difficult things to treat in plastic surgery.
If the skin characteristics are optimal, the best approach is to use laser resurfacing to "polish" the skin. There is downtime and limited risk to laser resurfacing and it will typically take multiple treatments to get "some" improvement (no magic wand - but probably the best thing out there. Surgery/fillers less optimal.

In brief: Difficult - But...

Acne scars are one of the most difficult things to treat in plastic surgery.
If the skin characteristics are optimal, the best approach is to use laser resurfacing to "polish" the skin. There is downtime and limited risk to laser resurfacing and it will typically take multiple treatments to get "some" improvement (no magic wand - but probably the best thing out there. Surgery/fillers less optimal.
Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
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Dr. Francisco Agullo
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Few options

There are several options for removing scars and marks from acne.
Lasers can be used to re-surface the skin and promote collagen formation. Dermabrasion can also be used to smooth the skin. Some deep acne scars need to be excised or subsized.

In brief: Few options

There are several options for removing scars and marks from acne.
Lasers can be used to re-surface the skin and promote collagen formation. Dermabrasion can also be used to smooth the skin. Some deep acne scars need to be excised or subsized.
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Dr. Francisco Agullo
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Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Dermarolling

Dermarolling is essentially a roller with pins surrounding it, and it is rolled over the face to create numerous, controlled, superficial pin pricks to the skin.
Creating a controlled injury to the entire surface of the face in this manner results in collagen production throughout. Increased collagen results in a smoother, tighter face. This may sound barbaric, but it works and it's inexpensive.

In brief: Dermarolling

Dermarolling is essentially a roller with pins surrounding it, and it is rolled over the face to create numerous, controlled, superficial pin pricks to the skin.
Creating a controlled injury to the entire surface of the face in this manner results in collagen production throughout. Increased collagen results in a smoother, tighter face. This may sound barbaric, but it works and it's inexpensive.
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
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2 comments
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
Nice to try!
Dr. Darryl Blinski
I tried it and results are in some cases excellent in other poor. Very patient specific.
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Different options

Depending on your exact skin and the type of scarring you have.
First, you have to get control of the acne, if it is active and you have not done so already. See a dermatologist for this. If you have deep "ice pick" type scars, sometimes these benefit from excision and then dermabrasion. Laser treatments and topicals can also be helpful. Seek out a facial plastic surgeon. Good luck!

In brief: Different options

Depending on your exact skin and the type of scarring you have.
First, you have to get control of the acne, if it is active and you have not done so already. See a dermatologist for this. If you have deep "ice pick" type scars, sometimes these benefit from excision and then dermabrasion. Laser treatments and topicals can also be helpful. Seek out a facial plastic surgeon. Good luck!
Dr. Mike Bowman
Dr. Mike Bowman
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