What Treatment Should I Get for my Facial Scars?
- Asked by liveraw in USA
- 4 years ago
Options for facial acne scars
For the type of scars you have, here area few options:
All of these are options and you will find that not one practice specializes in them all. Make sure to attend several consultations and ask for pictures from the practitioners you visit. Seek out realistic expectations rather than big promises.
Web reference: http://www.celibre.com/acne-scars.aspx
Facial acne scars
I would consider Fraxel re:pair (fractionated, ablative CO2 laser), Active/deep FX (fractionated, ablative CO2 laser) or medium depth chemical peel. The results can be quite good for your type of scarring but in ethnic skin (less so in lighter skin) can also be associated with (usually) temporary or more long-term pigmentary problems. You need to know that any of these ablative procedures are associated with more pain and more down-time approx 1 week and you may have residual redness and/or pigmentation for weeks (a cover-up makeup can be worn). I do not think microdermabrasion would improve the scarring to your satisfaction. True dermabrasion would work, but few practitioners continue to perform that procedure. A technique called saline subcision (1-3 sessions at 4 week intervals) is another consideration. There is an expected side effect of bruising, but that typically resolves by 7-10 days.
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