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What Are the FDA Approved Treatments for Acne Scars?

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Cooltouch, Fraxel, Active/Deep FX are just 3 of the more popular lasers cleared for scars. Fillers are technically not FDA cleared for this, but work well and widely used "off label". Data on wrinkle reduction is what is usually presented to the FDA. And do not forget about traditional dermabrasion which has been around for decades.

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What are FDA Approved Treatments for Acne Scars?


Your question is very broad.  Rather than consider just FDA approved treatments (which are associated with pieces of equipment), you may want to consider a list of potential treatments.  See below for acne scar revision options.

  • Traditional CO2 and Erbium Laser Resurfacing
  • Fractional CO2 and Erbium Laser Resurfacing
  • Deep Peels (Phenol)
  • Surgical Subcision
  • Surgical Punch Excision
  • Surgical Dermabrasion
  • Dermal Filler Injections

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