What can be done to get rid of boxcar acne scarring and smooth out skin? (photos)
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Picosure Focus laser, energy based RF microneedling with PRP
Firstly, ensure that a general dermatologist controls your acne. This is essential. Brown areas can be treated with bleaching creams. For your skin type and scar type I prefer gentle lasers such as Picosure Focus. This laser can target brown marks and scars. Additionally microneedling with PRP can give good results with minimal risks to your skin type.
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Dark Skin and Scars
A combination approach would be needed to help treat these type of acne scars. I would recommend some injections and lasers such as eMatrix and PRP with microneedling. You might need some skin lightening products as well. Best, Dr. Green
I would suggest MicroNeedling with PRP (Platelet-Rich-Plasma). Microneedling offers results similar to laser treatments, without the heat and energy that may cause pigmentation issues and scarring in darker skin types. The PRP will help augment the growth of new tissue and improve quality of the skin. I also suggest using a quality skin care line that addresses the concerns you have.
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Acne Scarring -- Lasers (Fraxel, Co2/Erbium, VIVA, Intensif); Microneedling/PRP, Fillers (Bellafill); Subcision; Punch Excision
I suggest a formal consultation with an acne scarring expert. You will need a combination approach with lasers, TCA cross, peels/skin care for the scarring and pigmentation but will need isotretinoin for permanent acne cure. Best, Dr. Emer.
Dark skin with acne scarring and hyperpigmentation
This is a tough problem. I would first make sure you were on the right skin care, Retin A, hydroquinone, and a good cleanser. Chemical peels might be needed. Infini is a good treatment for your scars. You will need at least 3 of these. Other additional measures might be: PRP, subcision, Bellafill.