Wold a derma roller or pen work on my atrophic surgical scar that's had laser before? (photo)

I had surgery on a cystic acne that went wrong iv had laser for a while to smooth ragged edges but was wondering if it would be safe and or benificial to use a derma stamp pen or rOllerton to help my scar

Doctor Answers 5

Depressed Acne Scar

I am optimistic that you can get significant improvement in your scar.  Dermaroller and Dermastamp will improve the quality of the skin overlying the depression, however, combination treatment will be required for optimal results.  The scar is likely tethered and will need to have deep scar tissue freed up.  The underlying void will then need to be filled to bring it up to the level of the surrounding tissue.  The long term texture and quality of the skin can be addressed with fractional laser or microneedling.  Research is underway with the delivery of growth factors and stem cells to the area for regeneration.


Dr. Palmer

Wichita Falls Internist

Rolling and Atrophic scars

Dear patient, Rolling and atrophic scars need subcision and a filler to "puff the scars up to the normal skin level". Dermapen and needling helps but from the photo it seems that your scars are deeper and tethered down. I suggest you find an experienced acne surgeon and discuss subcision and dermal fillers. I also like the Cool touch CT III laser for these types of scars.

A. David Rahimi, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologist
4.7 out of 5 stars 49 reviews

Subcision with 18 G Nokor

For more info see the resource and videos on the web reference. You will benefit from subcision and possibly only one or two filling sessions. All the best, Dr Davin Lim

Davin Lim, MBBS, FACD
Brisbane Dermatologist
4.7 out of 5 stars 77 reviews

Filling a deep scar on the cheek

This is a deep scar. I would use fillers and Ematrix RF with subcision because the scar needs to be uplifted and filled with volume. 


Dr. Karamanoukian

Los Angeles

Raffy Karamanoukian, MD, FACS
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 94 reviews

Improving Acne Atrophic Scars with lasers, fillers, subcision and microneedling/prp--takes a series of treatments

This type of scar requires a combination approach to get improvement. I recommend lasers, microneedling/prp, subcision and fillers. It may take a series of treatments. I suggest getting a formal evaluation with an acne scarring expert. Best, Dr. Emer

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 196 reviews

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