Acne Scarring Treatment Options? (photos)
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Options for acne scars
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.
Acne Scars | Treatment Options
There are many treatment options available for acne scarring. A multi-treatment approach would benefit you the best. Some options that would be helpful are the following:
- Profractional laser treatment
- Micropen treatment
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Acne Scars and Dark Skin and eMatrix
I sympathize with your situation. It appears as if your scars are significant and may take a combination of treatments and multiple sessions. My best recommendation would be to have the eMatrix laser. It is the most effective laser for these type of acne scars. Best, Dr. Green