I've had acne scars for a year. How can I clear them up? (Photo)
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Acne Scarring -- Requires a Combination of Fractional Laser Resurfacing, Fillers Like Bellafill, Subcision and Eclipse Micropen
Acne and Scars and Best Treatment
Thank you for providing the photo. Since you still have active acne you first must get the acne under control. Otherwise you will be treating the scars, and developing new acne. I suggest you consult a board certified dermatologist to get the acne cured first. Then a series of eMatrix lasers would be the single best laser for you to have these scars treated. Best, Dr. Green
Acne scar expert in Los Angeles
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Active acne and scars
It's difficult to predict how your acne will heal.
Treatment is based upon the type of scars.
Lately, I have been extremely impressed with a new technology for acne scars. Microneedle radio-frequency with Infini. It works for many types of scars while sparing the epidermis. We also use fractionated lasers.
Good luck. I hope this helps.
Consult a dermatologist, laser after
The next steps once you get acne under control is to -
1. Sun protect using SPF and sun avoidance
2. Identify scar type and target them using methods listed in the reference below. In your case I would use Picosure FOCUS 6 mm, 0.71 J cm2, 3-4 passes. 3-4 treatments, every 3 weeks. This remodels your collagen and decreases pigmentation.
3. Any residual scars, filler.
That should give you a good result.
Dr Davin Lim
Laser and aesthetic dermatologist
Acne Scarring | Pigmentation
- fractional laser treatment
- micro laser peels
I hope this helps.
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