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Acne Scar Treatment

Millions of people suffer the ravages of acne scars long after adolescence has passed and the acne condition has faded. Acne in its most severe form can leave sufferers with deep permanent scars. Acne typically results in two types of scars - "icepick," or pitting scars, and "depressed," crater-like scars.

Treating Scars

Thanks to the refinement of a number of dermatological techniques, acne scars can be treated with a variety of safe, effective procedures that improve the appearance of a patient's skin.

Your dermatologist will choose a technique or combination of treatment approaches based on the nature of the scarring, the patient's medical history, and the status of recent clinical studies in this rapidly evolving area of research. The following are common techniques and procedure used to improve acne scarring:

  • Laser Therapy

By delivering short pulses of the laser beam, your dermatologist can smooth, sculpt and normalize the appearance of acne scars. The ultrapulsed carbon dioxide land the non ablative lasers are commonly used for treating acne scars.

  • Chemical Peeling

By applying a chemical solution to the skin, mild scarring and comedogenic acne can be treated. It also improves your skin tone and reduce pore size.

  • Excision and Punch Replacement Graft

A depressed acne scar is surgically removed, and a patch of skin from elsewhere on the patient's body is used.

  • Soft Tissue Fillers

Hyaluronic filler or a patient's own fat (taken from another part of the body) is injected in small quantities below the surface of the skin to elevate depressed scars.