I have acne scars. I am 17 yrs old. My acne has gone by isotroin. Due to my scars I don't feel confident. (photos)

I have some small scars all about my face. But the scars which bother me the most are the major three, which have created big depressions on my face. I also have a hyper pigmentation spot which looks ugly. Can you please suggest me treatments which will make my scars disappear or at least less noticeable. Red marked ones are scars and green marked one is hyper pigmentation mark. Thank you

Doctor Answers 3

Chemical peels and Acne scar treatments for the face

A combination approach can help your scars. Melarase creams can be applied onto the skin to reduce pigmentation. For your acne scars, I would suggest a combination of subcision, Ematrix, chemical peels, microneedling, and fractional laser. 

DR. Karamanoukian 
Los Angeles

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 94 reviews

Acne Scars

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). 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, fractionated lasers), chemical peels (light, medium, deep), acne scar surgery, dermabrasion, augmentation/fillers, subcision, punch techniques, microneedling/rolling, injections (corticosteroids, interferon, 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.

Alim R. Devani, MD, FRCPC
Calgary Dermatologist
4.9 out of 5 stars 15 reviews

Acne Scars and Best Treatment

Acne scars are generally a combination of discoloration, redness, and indentations.  You may need a combination of lasers to treat these scars.  I would recommend a combination of eMatrix and V-Beam to best treat these scars effectively.  It will take several treatments to improve these scars.  The hyper pigmentation can be improved with various bleaching agents and sunscreen.  For the best cosmetic results please consult a board certified dermatologist with experience with lasers and cosmetics.

Michele S. Green, MD
New York Dermatologist
5.0 out of 5 stars 78 reviews

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