What Kind of Treatment Would You Suggest to Treat my Acne Scars and Facial Cysts? (photo)

-Have acne scarring(ice pick scars?)and small lumps underneath skin -Dermatologist told me that the small lumps were acneous cysts -Told me that he wasn't going to put me on Accutane because it probably wouldnt work -He referred me to a cosmetic derm(my appt is in 2 weeks) -Dad had them when he was young(his cysts were bigger and there were a lot less of them) -I have smaller cysts, a lot more of them -Uni student who doesn't have extravagant amounts of money to spend -Best treatment?

Doctor Answers 2

Acne Scars and Facial Cysts

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I would suggest good skin care first. Your scars are not very deep so I would be conservative with the treatment. A laser resurfacing would be what I would suggest first. A multilayered approach might be too aggressive for you.

Bellevue Facial Plastic Surgeon


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In our practice we have a few different solutions for your acne scars and pigmentation. We have DOT laser/ Profractional laser or a VIPEEL... Without examining you it’s hard to give adequate advice on what procedure would be the best for you. You should see a PS to give you the best option for your situation. Online you can read about all the procedure that is available to you.



Stuart B. Kincaid, MD, FACS (in memoriam)
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon

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