Photo will tell a thousand words- treat the scar type not go for a treatment. Read more. Video attached.
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
All the best,
Dr Davin Lim
Laser, surgical &
Acne scarring still present after chemical peels
You have to do more aggressive treatments. Ice pick scars and acne scars won't change unless you traumatize them more. Sometimes the healing can be prolonged but worth it. The superficial layers need lasering, and other concomitant resurfacing methods to take it deeper safely. Deeper layers need reconstruction. We have a 5-7 step process that can treat all acne scars in about 2 hours.
Acne Scarring and Best Treatment
Without a photo it is difficult to address the specific treatment. I have fabulous results with eMatrix and Fraxel and injections for the deeper scars. Please consult an expert. Best, Dr. Green