Targeted approach to acne scars gives the best results.
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 &
All the best,
Dr Davin Lim
Laser, surgical and aesthetic dermatologist
Microdermabrasion is very nice for superficial texture of the skin but does not usually work well for deeper scars. Deeper scars will best be treated with eMatrix or Fraxel. Please consult an expert for the best cosmetic results. Best, Dr. Green
Acne skin scar pits and treatment with microdermabrasion
In my Experience microdermabrasion makes little difference to the appearance of scars. What we usually do is CO2 laser resurfacing and chemical peels to improve the scars. Sometimes we will do a 6-8 step process called the acne scar vitalizer treatment which treats the acne scars in multiple layers. It just depends on whether you're a candidate for this procedure or not.
CO2 Laser or BellaFill for Facial Acne Scarring
I am sorry to hear about your concerns, but rest-assured that there are other treatments and modalities available to you that can help! I have had tremendous success and very high patient satisfaction rates with CO2 laser on patients with acne scarring. The procedure is one of the most aggressive laser treatments available and while it does cause patients to have roughly 5-7 days of downtime (red and inflamed skin), it has successfully eliminated patients' acne scarring (and often requires only 1-2 treatments). There are also cosmetic dermal fillers, such as BellaFill, that you might be interested in exploring, which can help to correct moderate to severe, atrophic facial acne scars. I would recommend that you schedule a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon who is well experienced with acne treatments for an in-person evaluation. I hope you find this helpful!