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How good is dermabrasion for acne scars?

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Dr. Robert Alexander
Surgery - Plastics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Often very good

Mechanical dermabrasion (not microdermabrasion) can provide a "plane" removal of the acne scar edges, smoothing and flattening of the scar depressions.
Better on scars that are crater-like (pox scar example) than deep "pit" type scars (called ice pick types). May require more than a single treatment, as there are limits to depth. New skin from oil & sweat glands and hair follicle to resurface.

In brief: Often very good

Mechanical dermabrasion (not microdermabrasion) can provide a "plane" removal of the acne scar edges, smoothing and flattening of the scar depressions.
Better on scars that are crater-like (pox scar example) than deep "pit" type scars (called ice pick types). May require more than a single treatment, as there are limits to depth. New skin from oil & sweat glands and hair follicle to resurface.
Dr. Robert Alexander
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

It really depends on the type off scar; it does not work well for atrophic scars.
Fat transfer may enhance results as well.

In brief: Depends

It really depends on the type off scar; it does not work well for atrophic scars.
Fat transfer may enhance results as well.
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Ram Kalus
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Very good.

Dermabrasion can be very effective in improving the appearance of acne scars, although it may need to be repeated.

In brief: Very good.

Dermabrasion can be very effective in improving the appearance of acne scars, although it may need to be repeated.
Dr. Ram Kalus
Dr. Ram Kalus
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