Acne scars / microdermabrasion? (Photo)
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Acne scars and Microderm
Looking at the photo, you appear to have “box car scars.” This needs to be confirmed with an in-person examination. I would suggest microneedling for your scars. Microdermabrasion is probably not going to help even out the skin texture much. I would not discount lasers or peels entirely as there are so many various strengths and depths that can be used with high success rates. Please consult with a Board Certified Dermatologist in person to get the best customized treatment plan.
Acne scars / microdermabrasion or microneedling?
Thank you for your photos and questions. The microdermabrasion will not penetrate deep enough to help with smoothing your remaining acne scars. Microneedling along with PRP(Platelet Rich Plasma), which provides growth factors, will provide the best improvement. A series of 3-4 monthly treatments of microneedling with PRP would be your best option. Be sure to see a board certified plastic surgeon for a consultation. Best wishes.
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Microneedling For Acne Scars-Microdermabrasion For Maintaining
Absolutely microneedling with PRP for diminishing your acne scars. Microneedling is a controlled injury to the skin, the skin needs collagen to heal and immediately goes into repair mode aiding in collagen production. When the skin heals, it heals smooth. A series of 2-4 treatments spaced 4 weeks apart may be recommended. Microdermabrasion is great for maintaining your skin but you really need to get more agrressive to treat the acne scars. Best of luck!
Options to consider
Some options for you to consider would be profractional laser with micro laser peel or soft tissue fillers such as Belotero or Restylane to fill in the acne pitting.
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