I have acne scars (ice pick/boxcar/rolling). How I can get off from them? Skin type is middle eastern/light (Photo)
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Multiple treatments needed, I prefer energy microneedling + PRP in darker skin types.
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 your scars. In your situation with your skin type, I would perform INFINI RF microneedling with PRP - 3 sessions and then reassess.
All the best,
Dr Davin Lim.
Laser, surgical & aesthetic dermatologist.
Acne Scars on Face/Body -- Lasers (Fraxel, Co2, Erbium), TCA Cross, Microneedling/PRP, Subcision, Fillers, Tattooing, Surgery
takes a combination of treatments and usually more than one session
to improve acne scars. Subcision may be necessary, plus microneedling
and lasers. Please see an expert who specializes in dark skin. Best,
Since Acne Scars Come In Differing Types, Treating Them Needs To Individualized (Tailored)
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