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Acne Scar with Multiple Skin Problems Treatment Options?

I'd like to do something to make my acne scars less noticeable. What is recommended considering I:

  1. am East Indian (skin type 4);
  2. have vitiligo (nothing on face)--have not noticed any lesions when injuries occur;
  3. fairly deep scars;
  4. would like to avoid invasive/oozy stuff if I can.

Also how long is the recovery with each option? What risks should I be aware of? What are the costs in Chicago area? Thanks.

Doctor Answers (1)

Acne scars


Your deep scarring from acne penetrates well into the dermis. Any scar intervention would likely requre a treatment that addresses this. Consequently, these procedures are likely to cause "oozing". Less invasive options such as the Fraxel or Pixel may be of benefit but will produce a less dramatic response. Use of fillers may be beneficial and I have found that fat grafting is useful in diminishing the appearance of these scars.

Overall, it is reasonable to achieve a 30% improvement in the scars but anything more than that may NOT be realistic.

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