What acne scar treatment would work best? (Photo)

Hi, I had acne as a teenager but the active stages have long gone but they have left me with some scarring on my cheeks and temples. I am planning on undergoing a course of micro needling (DermaPen). Would this be effective in your opinions, and if so, what needle depth would you provisionally (without additional information) recommend and how many treatments? Many thanks - your advice is much appreciated.

Doctor Answers 4

Targeted approach - fillers, INFINI subcision

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See video below for answers. Your scars are quite amenable to treatment, I would use INFINI and PRP, 2-3 sessions followed by filler with subcision, then TCA CROSS for any remaining deep ice pick scars. This order can be revered, but its find the METHOD to treat the SCAR type that will give you the very best results. CheersDr Davin LimBrisbane, Australia. 

Hidef Acne Scar Protocol for deep acne scars

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I would begin with our Hidef Acne Scar Protocol which includes Yag laser, fractional lasers, fractional RF, subcision, and fillers.Best, Dr. KaramanoukianLos Angeles

Raffy Karamanoukian, MD, FACS
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Acne Scarring -- Requires a Combination of Fractional Laser Resurfacing, Fillers Like Bellafill, Subcision and Eclipse Micropen

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this needs a combination approach of lasers, fillers, subcision and TCA cross. I suggest seeing an expert.  Best, Dr. Emer.

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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Acne scar treatment

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If your acne is controlled (good, daily skin care regimen implemented with no recent breakouts), I do think you would benefit from microneedling (if active acne/bacteria, the needles could propagate infection).  There is a version with RF (radiofrequency) available that I feel works even better for acne scars.  It is hard to see the exact character of your scars, but use of Bellafill (a long-lasting/permanent filler) can then be used to also fill the defects.

Regina M. Fearmonti, MD
San Antonio Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 22 reviews

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