What Can Be Done About Raised Red Marks from Acne?
- Asked by supergirlfun77 in NEVADA
- 3 years ago
I have little raised red marks where I had acne. Now they have been there for about six months and have barely faded. Will they ever go away? What could I do?
Treating the red scars from acne
Treatment for raised red acne scars
For raised red acne scars, we would probably try one of the three treatments below (or a combination).
Laser Resurfacing. This is for textured (bumpy) acne scarring, but is usually not used for hypertrophic scarring (raised). Rather it is more commonly used for atrophic scarring (pitted or depressed scars).
Kenalog injections. These steroid injections help to reduce inflammation and can help to get rid of bumpy cystic scars.
Good luck and hope this helps.
Web reference: http://www.celibre.com/acne-scars.aspx
Laser and injections improve scars
Raised red scar typically respond very well to a series of pulsed dye laser treatments and injections of steroid and 5-fluoruracil into the scars. Other laser options include ablative and fractional lasers (such as CO2 resurfacing and fraxel repair or restore) but these are more expensive technologies with greater downtime and often the pulsed dye laser (such as the Vbeam) is all that you need.
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