What Can I Use for my Depressed Acne Scars?

I'm currently 15 and broke out about 4 months ago, but now the acne has cleared but left barley formed depressed acne scars. Will they go away by themselves or what can I use to treat them to make them go away?

Doctor Answers 3

Treatment for acne scars

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First make sure your acne is under control so you don't get new scars. See a board certified dermatologist for this. Luckily the scarring you have seems pretty mild. You would probably do well with a series of Jessner's peels, tca, or laser resurfacing. Using a topic retinoid to control your acne will also improve the scars. Good luck!

New York Dermatologist

Grade I/ II acne scars respond well to treatment.

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Your scars seem to be of Grade I - II severity. There are many options to treat such scars. These include microneedling/ medium chemical peels / fractional LASERs. The sooner a scar revision treatment is started, the better the results are - as compared to results from treating older scars. 
Make sure to use a good sunscreen through out your treatment period, and also to choose a doctor that has adequate expertise in treating scars.
Good luck!

Acne scars

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The key with acne is to have it treated and under control so that scarring does not happen. Sometimes the scarring can be treated with lasers, and fillers, among several options.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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