What is the best treatment for acne scarring?

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Best treatment for Acne Scars

The best treatment depends on the type of acne scars. Is it red? keoidal? ice pick? rolling? What is your skin type? There is no one answer. It really depends on the scar.  That is why it is so important to consult an expert in scar removal and treatments.  Best, Dr. Green


New York Dermatologist
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Multiple treatments for different acne scar types.

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
Brisbane, Australia


Davin Lim, MBBS, FACD
Brisbane Dermatologist
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Top acne scar treatments in Los Angeles

Our office specializes in acne scar treatments and we recommend our Hidef Acne Scar Protocol which includes ematrix RF, fractional laser and RF, skin resurfacing, chemical peels, subcision, and acne surgery. 

Best, 
Dr. Karamanoukian
#Realself100 Surgeon

Raffy Karamanoukian, MD, FACS
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Best Treatments for Acne Scarring

There are a variety of lasers to improve acne scarring. The color of the skin determines which lasers can be employed.  PicoWay Resolve is an exciting new laser technology that can be used in all skin types.

Craig Mezrow, MS, MD, FACS
Philadelphia Plastic Surgeon
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