Ice pick acne scars: what is the best combination to get rid of them? Microneedling/Laser (what kind) & cut them out? (Photo)
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Acne scarring treatment options
First, give the CO2 treatment some time to work. Studies have shown collagen building and remodeling to continue 6-9 months after treatment. Supplemental treatments with microneedling will help, but you need to wait some months before pursuing that. I like Sculptra injections just under the areas, and this could be done now. Even a light hyaluronic acid such as Belotero could improve the shadowing effect of the scars while augmenting the CO2 response. Consider Pucosure treatments in the future: no downtime from your modeling, and it treats damaged collagen without heat damage.
Ice pick scarring fix, didn't respond to CO2
Ice pick scarring can be hard to fix. TCA cross is a good way to help these. I also use Infini for all acne scars and it seems to be very effective. I don't like to excise because you are replacing one scar with another.
Help for Acne Scars--lasers, microneedling/prp, TCA Cross, excision
Ice pick scars require a combination. I recommend lasers, microneedling/prp, TCA cross and excision. I recommend a formal consultation with an acne scarring expert. Best, Dr. Emer