What's the best treatment for deep acne scarring? I'm not sure what type of scarring I have.
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Acne Scar Treatment with Fraxel and eMatrix
Deep acne scars may need a combination of injections to raise the scar with Restylane or Sculptra to increase the collagen in the skin. eMatrix or Fraxel would be the best lasers to treat these acne scars with minimal downtime. Please consult a dermatologist with expertise in acne scars for the best results.
There are a variety of options
When it comes to acne scar treatments, a combination of treatments are available including cosmeceuticals (medical grade skin care products specific for acne including ZO® Skin Health or ZO® Medical, Skinceuticals® or Glo-Minerals®), advanced laser resurfacing procedures (CO2 laser, Er:YAG laser, Fraxel DUAL®, PicoSure® FOCUS Lens Array), chemical peels (light, medium, deep including the blue peel), dermabrasion, augmentation/fillers, excision and/or subcision, punch techniques, microneedling/rolling, injections (corticosteroids, 5-FU), cryosurgery, electrodesiccation and microdermabrasion.
These are advanced techniques so be sure to get an experienced dermatologist or plastic surgeon consultation for recommendations and treatment options.
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I suggest you have a consultation with a board-certified dermatologist who is comfortable and knowledgeable in treating scars.
Options for acne scar improvement
I use sciton resurfacing, and combine the depths so that I have a "layering" effect.
Sometimes punch biopsies help if the scars are deep.
Find someone you trust and work with them for a year.
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