Rolling acne scar options?

what is the best way to improve rolling acne scar? Do you think dermaroller will work?

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Acne Scars – Combination of Treatments Needed

The best treatment for acne scars depends upon an individual’s skin type, age, ethnicity, sun exposure, overall health and most importantly, the type of acne scars present (ice pick scars, boxcar scars, rolling scars, hypertrophic scars and variable degrees of hyperpigmentation). In order to give you an accurate treatment plan, a consultation is required to properly assess your skin. An important step for all skin types is sun protection including the use of daily sunscreen, sun hats and sunglasses, all of which help prevent aging and sunburns.  When it comes to acne scar treatments, a combination of treatments are available including cosmeceuticals (medical grade skin care products specific for acne including ZO® Skin Health or ZO® Medical, Skinceuticals® or Glo-Minerals®), advanced laser resurfacing procedures (CO2 laser, Er:YAG laser, Fraxel DUAL®, PicoSure® FOCUS Lens Array), chemical peels (light, medium, deep including the blue peel), dermabrasion, augmentation/fillers, excision and/or subcision, punch techniques, microneedling/rolling, injections (corticosteroids, 5-FU), cryosurgery, electrodesiccation and microdermabrasion.  These are advanced techniques so be sure to get an experienced dermatologist or plastic surgeon consultation for recommendations and treatment options.


Calgary Dermatologist
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Rolling acne scars

A photo would have been very helpful.  In general, the combination of lasers and filler can help certain types of acne scars.  Good luck!

Jennifer Trent, MD, FAAD
Sarasota Dermatologic Surgeon
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Rolling acne scar. Englewood Cliffs NJ

I am assuming that you mean a saucer shaped  scar when you describe a rolling acne scar. If it is a,depressed scar, a combination of subcision with radiofrequency micro-needling (Infini) would be my first choice. Other options include subcision with a filler. In my opinion, Laser's don't lift scars, they are good at smoothing superficial scars, but will not help a deep rolling scar. Hope this helps. Good luck.

Jeffrey Rapaport, MD
Englewood Dermatologic Surgeon
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A photo would be best to assist you but in general Fraxel laser, eMatrix, combined with fillers can correct your scars.  Please consult an expert. Best, Dr. Green

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Not sure what a rolling acne scar is?

I am not sure what an acne rolling scar is? Please provide a photo to give you an accurate recommendation.

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Different acne scar treatment options include CO2 laser resurfacing, chemical peel, TCA cross technique, dermal fillers, dermabrasion, micro needling, etc.  Consult with a board certified dermatologist for the best option for your skin.

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