Is acne scarring removable by skin buffing?
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Best Treatment for Acne Scars
Acne scars are difficult to treat. Since there is no photo I will answer this question in a general way. Fraxel laser is usually quite effective. Since I do not know what settings were used I can't comment on why it may not have worked or had side effects. I would consider eMatrix RF. eMatrix is my "go to" laser for darker skin types and particularly for acne scars. Please find a board certified dermatologist with a great deal of experience in acne scars for the best results.
Acne Scar Treatment
Skin Buffing or Dermabrasion
Dermabrasion can be helpful for acne scarring as can laser resurfacing. Note: Not a lasers are created equal. We prefer an Erbium:YAG laser for treating acne scars with laser. Both full resurfacing and Profractional resurfacing can be helpful.
To be sure, see two or more board certified and experienced plastic surgeons in your area for a full and complete evaluation.
I hope this helps.
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