White raised acne scars. (photo)

I have a couple of white raised acne scars on my nose for years now. They're really bothering me. What's the best treatment to get rid of them? Thank you!

Doctor Answers 2

Hypertrophic scars vs Atrophic

Are these hard or soft. If hard, I agree these are hypertrophic scar and injections will help. If soft it is a form of elastolysis. Using a laser or RF energy device will help. Dr Davin S. Lim, Brisbane. Australia. 


Brisbane Dermatologist
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Raised papules, nose. ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS NJ

In my opinion, the raised papules are small hypertrophic scars. These can initially be treated with intralesional injections of cortisone as well as 5-fluorouracil. Should that not the effective, ablative laser is followed by continuing injections to prevent recurrence.  Seek an acne scar expert. Good luck.

Jeffrey Rapaport, MD
Englewood Dermatologic Surgeon
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