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Can anything be done about scarring caused by acne?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Both depressed and elevated scars can be treated with lasers and fillers.
Fractionated lasers can improve depressed scars. Long term filler can be used in stretchable acne scars for longterm benefit.Laser has a healing time of 3-4 days after the procedure.

In brief: Yes

Both depressed and elevated scars can be treated with lasers and fillers.
Fractionated lasers can improve depressed scars. Long term filler can be used in stretchable acne scars for longterm benefit.Laser has a healing time of 3-4 days after the procedure.
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dr. Morris Westfried
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Dr. Harold Rosenfeld
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Co2 laser

Co2 laser/dermabrasion will help.
You should discuss this with your plastic surgeon before deciding . Sometimes simple excision can be the right choice.

In brief: Co2 laser

Co2 laser/dermabrasion will help.
You should discuss this with your plastic surgeon before deciding . Sometimes simple excision can be the right choice.
Dr. Harold Rosenfeld
Dr. Harold Rosenfeld
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Dr. Frederick Coville
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Yes

Acne scarring is one of things i love to treat because good treatment can make a wonderful difference to someone's life.
Combination therapy works best, there is no one magic bullet. Don't believe anyone that tells you that. I like a combination of prescription creams, chemical peels, microneedling, judicious lasers and occasionally plastic surgery techniques. See an experienced skin specialist.

In brief: Yes

Acne scarring is one of things i love to treat because good treatment can make a wonderful difference to someone's life.
Combination therapy works best, there is no one magic bullet. Don't believe anyone that tells you that. I like a combination of prescription creams, chemical peels, microneedling, judicious lasers and occasionally plastic surgery techniques. See an experienced skin specialist.
Dr. Frederick Coville
Dr. Frederick Coville
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