Deep Acne Scars

I am Asian (indian). I have deep acne scars. I got my mixto laser treatment but there was absolutely no change after 9 months of multiple treatments. Please help and let me know. I do not have a unrealistic expectation but would like to get a good result. what is the best procedure for a person like me

Doctor Answers 3

Microneedling works for acne scars in Indian skin.

For deep acne scars, dermaroller treatment also known as skin microneedling/ collagen induction therapy works well. 3 -4 sessions at intervals of  4- 6 weeks usually work for acne scars. This treatment is safe in Indian skin, with reasonably consistent results. Another option is the TCA - CROSS (chemical reconstruction of skin scars) for deep acne scars - a test session on a few scars will usually flag up potential post inflammatory dyspigmentation. If there is none, TCA CROSS is a good option indeed.

India Dermatologist
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Asian skin requires special treatment.

Extensive subcison combined with either eMatrix or the Fraxel Repair Laser can give you an excellent result.  If your skin is quite dark, you may have some challenges with post inflammatory hyperpigmentation following the threatment with the Fraxel Repair Laser.

Mark Taylor, MD
Salt Lake City Dermatologic Surgeon
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Laser resurfacing will give you minimal results

Deep chemical peeling can help raise the deep scars to an acceptable level. After this you may still have some depressed scars at which time I would approach it in more advanced way by approaching the scars from all levels of your skin. I would do the multilayered technique with co2 laser resurfacing in combination.

Philip Young, MD
Bellevue Facial Plastic Surgeon
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