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TCA CROSS Technique Can Work Well For Ice Pick (Pit) Scars
One word of caution, occasionally, certain pits may actually widen after treatment (which can be distressing to patients). However, most often with time--usually a few weeks, these depressions fill in and flatten and result in a gratifying result.
I have been extremely underwhelmed by the results of fraxel lasers (as well as radiofrequency and ultrasound devices) for the treatment of these scars, finding them supported far more by device manufacturer backed marketing hype than hard science.
And while I have been using medical microneedling for over fifteen years for improving a variety of skin tone and texture problems and for more superficial depressed scars, I have not found it particularly useful for pit scars.
You are talking about your face, and since you have to live with the results of any treatment, if you cannot find someone to treat you in your neck of the woods, it would seem reasonable to invest in traveling to whichever city is closest to you that has an experienced, board certified aesthetic physician capable of performing TCA CROSS. Good luck.
Acne Scar Treatment
I would consider a combination of micro needling, PRP, eMatrix, or Fraxel for these type of scars. Please consult an expert since these scars can be difficult to treat. Best, Dr. Green
Ice pick acne scars
As as other doctors have said, micro needling with radio frequency (Intensif by EndyMed) can also be used either together or instead.
We make sure that you get a great response by scheduling regular follow up visits with you. Be well.
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