What type of treatment should I use to treat these acne scars? (Photo)
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What type of treatment should I use to treat these acne scars?
Acne Scars and Best Treatment NYC
I have found that the eMatrix is the best treatment for your type of acne scars. I would not expect to see a difference after only one treatment of any laser, whether it be Fraxel or any other laser. You will need at least four treatments and ice pick scars may need additional treatments. Best, Dr. Green
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Punch excision, TCA CROSS, fractional devices, then filler.
Acne scar revision is a specialised field. For the best results, one should target the acne scar type with ideal treatments. For example deep ice pick scars, and narrow box car scars can be treated with TCA CROSS peels, mixed scars, rolling, and atrophic scars treated with fractional devices such as Fraxel, fractional lasers, and INFINI radiofrequency. Atrophic scars (depressions) can be treated with either fat grafts, or with HA dermal fillers. Tethered and anchored scars are best treated with surgery.
The majority of patients will have a collection of different scar types, and hence a tailored treatment METHOD will be best. Careful examination, especially under angled lighting with scar mapping will give you an understanding of what are the best options for your scars.
All the best,
Dr Davin Lim
Laser, surgical & aesthetic dermatologist
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