Will Laser Treatments Be of Any Help with Indented Scars?

I have a few indented acne scars on my cheeks. I have gotten 5 sessions of Laser Genesis and it has not done anything for me. I am scared to waste more money on different lasers and end up not seeing a change. I went to another clinic and was told that for $4,000 for each session I can get this laser treatment. I feel like that is absurd and I feel hopeless. What should I do? Thank you!

Doctor Answers 2

Indented scars

I agree with you, Queens, NY. For a few scars, let the dermatologist use subcision to remove/ improve  them. Sometimes I use lasers but usually not. Also, you do want to have your acne under control!

Hope this helps!


Silver Spring Dermatologic Surgeon
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Indented scars

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I agree with you, Queens, NY. For a few scars, let the dermatologist use subcision to remove/ improve  them. Sometimes I use lasers but usually not. Also, you do want to have your acne under control!

Hope this helps!


Silver Spring Dermatologic Surgeon

Laser treatments for indented scars

Laser resurfacing may not be the best option to address depressed scarring. I would consult with a facial plastic surgeon or dermatologist who is familiar with saline subcision, the TCA Cross method and punch excision (I would consider punch excision as a last resort).

Good luck.

Bryan K. Chen, MD
San Diego Dermatologist
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Laser treatments for indented scars

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Laser resurfacing may not be the best option to address depressed scarring. I would consult with a facial plastic surgeon or dermatologist who is familiar with saline subcision, the TCA Cross method and punch excision (I would consider punch excision as a last resort).

Good luck.

Bryan K. Chen, MD
San Diego Dermatologist

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