What is the best treatment for acne scars?

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.
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.
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.

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What is the best treatment for hypertrophic acne scars?

Surgical Tx best. The best and quickest resolution may be excision of the hypertrophic scar. Steroid injections will not affect the scarring that has occurred. The best cosmetic result is achieved with a simple excision which removes hypertrophic scar and also the pitting and depressions that are typical of acne scars. Removing a few of the most prominent scars will make your whole face look better. Best regards, . Read more...

What is the best treatment for deep acne scars? Would chemical peels or lasers work?

Fractionated laser . One of the best treatments for acne scarring is fractionated laser. Depending on your skin color, texture and extent of scarring there are different laser options out there. A non-ablative fractionated laser like the fraxel re:store or dual has no real downtime, but requires multiple treatments. A fractionated co2 laser is more aggressive with about a week downtime, but may give faster results. Read more...

What is the best treatment for acne atrophic scars on the face?

Lots of options. Depending upon the size, location, and depth of the scars several techniques can be used to help improve them. These include the use of lasers, dermabrasion, or excision. The last option is best for isolated, deep pits as the resultant scar will be much more acceptable than the acne scar being treated. Only after an exam would one know which option (or combination of options) would be best. Read more...
Acne Scar Treatment. There are many things that can be done for acne scars. Those that are deep can be excised. The more superficial ones can be treated with either a laser (which I prefer) or leveling peel. Frequently both methods need to be employed. See a plastic surgeon with experience in both for a consultation. Read more...
Try Bellafill plus. Bellafill is filler approved for optimal and long lasting correction for atrophic acne scars. Depending on extent of scarring, Bellafill may be used alone or in combination with other treatments like laser resurfacing and peels to treat acne scarring. Read more...

What's the best treatment for acne marks/scars?

Dermatologist. A dermatologist can make them less visible using dermabrasion, fillers, microsurgery or laser rx. It's your choice; especially if you're a man, several hollywood leads have kept their for the "tough guy" look. Read more...
Acne and scars. It is important to treat your acne so that you don't get permanent scarring. Some patients wait too long before seeing their dermatologist to have their acne treated. Normally topical medicines and internal antibiotics are used to keep acne under control. Acne scarring can be improved with filler injections, subscision, dermabrasion, laser, punch graft transplantation and other techniques. Read more...

What is the best treatment to get rid of acne scars?

Microdermabrasion. I have had many patients have microdermabrasion which seems to remove the top layers of the skin and it improves the appearance of the acne scars. Read more...
Acne Scar Treatment. There are a number of options for acne scars depending on their size, shape, depth, and skin type. Laser resurfacing, usually fractional, may help improve the texture of the skin but may require multiple treatments. If there is deep scarring, the scars can be excised or cut out. Subcision, releasing the scar underneath the skin, along with fillers or fat can also improve the skin texture. Read more...

What is the best type of laser treatment for acne scars?

Fractional lasers. Depending on the severity of the acne scarring and your skin type or color will help with the type of laser used. Fraxel laser would be good for the acne scarring and also fractional co2 laser would be good for more severe scarring. Read more...
Fractional laser. Fraxel and fractional co2 are the best choices. Fractional co2 is the more intense resurfacing laser. I would only recommend it for lighter skin. You do one or two sessions and there is about a week to a week and a half downtime with each session. Results are really good, but some people do not have the option of taking this much time off. Fraxel is less downtime but more sessions. Read more...

What is the best treatment for sunken face with acne, scars and dark circles?

Laser and Filler. With acne scars (textural issue) and sunken face (volume issue), i like to approach the texture issue first. The acne scars can be addressed by fractional ablation laser, or full ablation, or excision if more severe scarring is present. Once texture is address, the volume issue can be addressed by filler or collagen stimulant injections. Hyaluronic acid for the tear trough to help with the eyes. Read more...