Doctor Recommendation for Excision of Ice Pick Acne Scars?

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Best Treatments for Ice Pick Acne Scars

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The best treatments for ice-pick acne scars are fractional co2 laser resurfacing in the hands of a board certified dermatologist followed by intralesional saline injections at 3 week intervals (5-7 sessions).

Santa Ana Dermatologist

Excision of ice-pick acne scars

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Punch excision of ice pick acne scars would seem to be a rather aggressive first approach.  The results can be quite good, but the technique can also result in a larger or more noticeable scar if the area does not heal well.  You might consider a more conservative approach such as the TCA cross method first.

Bryan K. Chen, MD
San Diego Dermatologist

Treatment for ice pick acne scars

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Excision of ice pick scars can yield great results if a proper assessment is made in the preoperative setting.  Acne scars can be improved significantly. Surgery90210

Raffy Karamanoukian, MD, FACS
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Excision for ice pick acne scars can work

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Excision for ice pick acne scars can work. But if the ice pick scarring is affecting all of your face this becomes less desirable because you have to excise or cut out too much skin. Another approach is to do deep chemical peeling and then do a multilayered approach with co2 laser resurfacing.

Philip Young, MD
Bellevue Facial Plastic Surgeon

Facial Acne Scar- Ice Pick

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The deeper and more noticeable scars would likely do very well with punch excision and closure followed by a resurfacing procedure with inclusion of profractional resurfacing in the areas of scarring.  You will likely need to have a series of resurfacing procedures to see optimal results. 

Best Regards,
Jacque P. LeBeau, MD

Jacque P. LeBeau, MD
Pensacola Facial Plastic Surgeon

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