What can I do for my acne scars? (Photo)
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Endymed's microneedle RF is very effective for atrophic acne scars.
The cause of the scars are most probably to thickened bands of college under the scars causing a retraction of skin surface.
The newest minimally invasive treatment for this condition is a new technology using ultra thin gold plated micro needles that heat the deep layer of the skin (dermis) to produce new collagen that would fill your depressed scars . (Intensif handpiece by Endymed) .
In a recent study we have found improvement in 95% of patients. 25% showed excellent improvement, 50% experienced good improvement, and the 20% showed minimal improvement. One patient showed no improvement. For this treatment we use a topical anesthetic with minimal discomfort and minimal risk or downtime.
In contrast to fractional lasers that are limited in use in darker skin types, this specific microneedle RF technology is suitable and safe for all skin types and colors including black skin.
Depressed Acne Scars—Effective, Minimal Downtime Treatment with a Novel Smooth
Motion Non-Insulated Microneedle Radio frequency Technology. Yoram Harth, Monica Elman, Einat Ackerman, Ido Frank. Journal of Cosmetics, Dermatological Sciences and Applications, 2014, 4, 212-218.
Acne scar treatment
Thank you for your question and for sharing your pictures!
Facial acne scars after Accutane
The depressed scars can be treated with subscision ,microneedle with sculptra, light laser or standard fillers.
The raised scars are best treat with 5 fu injection plus fractionated lasers.Any treatments must consider your ethnicity.
Hope this helps.
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Acne Scars and Dark Skin
Acne scars are best treated in darker skin types with the eMatrix. These scars are very difficult to treat with the Fraxel laser unless your skin is lighter. You need to have a significant amount of heat to effect change in these scars and produce new collagen. The eMatix allows you to do this through radio frequency technology. Please find an experienced dermatologist who understands your skin type and these lasers.
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