TCA then laser resurfacing
Deep ice pick scars, and narrow box car
scars can be treated with TCA CROSS peels, mixed scars, rolling, and atrophic
scars treated with fractional devices such as Fraxel, fractional lasers, and
INFINI radiofrequency. Atrophic scars (depressions) can be treated with either
fat grafts, or with HA dermal fillers. Tethered and anchored scars are best
treated with surgery. In your case, TCA will be my choice, followed by erbium laser.
Video below shows how I perform TCA CROSS. Web reference better as it explains in depth.
The majority of patients
will have a collection of different scar types, and hence a tailored treatment
METHOD will be best. Careful examination, especially under angled lighting with
scar mapping will give you an understanding of what are the best options for
All the best,
Dr Davin Lim
Laser, surgical &
Dark Skin and Acne Scars and eMatrix
I have every modality in my office from microneedling to PRP to Fraxel to eMatrix but with your type of scars and skin type yo should look into an expert who does eMatrix. Best, Dr. Green
Acne scars in darker skin
I would consider TCA Cross or Infini. Do at least 3-4 treatments and see what success you will have. I don't believe microneedling is as good as these 2 solutions.
I can't say for sure without seeing you in person, but I would probably start with CROSS treatment. CROSS is technique sensitive which means that results matter based on who does your treatment. Make sure to see a doctor who has extensive experience treating acne scars.
Acne pits? ENGLEWOOD Cliffs NJ
In my opinion, you have mid and superficial level acne pits. I do not believe that you have ice pick scars. As you mentioned, TCA cross and micro-needling are the two treatments that are commonly used to treat your condition. Multiple treatments may be necessary. Because of your skin tone, pre and post treatment with bleaching creams is suggested. You probably will need multiple sessions. Hope this helps. Good luck.