I'll be going on Accutane soon.
How Bad Are These Scars? Will They Improve? If Not What Should I Do? (photo)
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Acne Scar Treatments
Based on what I can see in the pictures (which quite frankly are a bit dark and out of focus), you have mostly broad-based, depressed acne scars. With the right treatment(s), you can achieve significant improvement of your scars and the discoloration associated with the scars. In our practice, we do injectable fillers for broad-based, depressed acne scars as they are very amenable to filling. There are other treatments as well (ie. electrodessication, punch excision, chemical peeling) which can improve acne scars depending on which type. Consult with a board-certified dermatologist experienced in treating acne scars for best outcome.
Web reference: http://www.barnettdermatology.com/treatments.php?id=24
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