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4 Doctor Answers | Asked by may691 in usa
I do not classify these wide pores on your nose as ice picks scars. They are very superficial. Well executed few TCA peels or Dermabrasion will improve on them.
I have seen great results with high concentration TCA placed in ice pick scars, but sometimes they can worsen if the scab is manipulated or picked. Dermabrasion and Fraxel Restore are very safe on Asian skin and should also be considered as options with your dermatologist.
TCA cross would probably help fill the scar in; results are variable. Expect red/brown discoloration of the treated area for up to 2-3 months. Results are gradual, over the period of about 1 year after the treatment(s). Good luck.
A few TCA 35-40% acid peels to the individual ice pick scars do well, but a real dermabrasion would do better for the nose, even with your skin color. Sincerely, David Hansen, MD