Acne scars removal?

i've had every treatment on the mark in order to remove my scars and unfortunately none have worked. I've done fraxel, co2 fraxel, pheenol peel, subscision, dermabrassion, microneedling, prp, and tca cross. Only thing that helped a bit was tca cross. I wanted know why is my skin not answering to all these treatments. Why is my collagen production so damaged even though i'm young. I've lost hope and came to the realization that nothing'll ever work for me.

Doctor Answers 5

What type of scars are you treating?

The first thing to do is to ask - what acne scars are you treating. Video below shows the best way to approach scars. If TCA CROSS worked, probably you have ice pick scars. A picture will guide us. All the best. Dr Davin Lim 
Laser and aesthetic dermatologistBrisbane, Australia. 

Brisbane Dermatologist
4.7 out of 5 stars 56 reviews

Hidef acne scar protocol in Los Angeles

I would consider our Hidef Acne Scar Protocol which includes fractional lasers, Ematrix RF, subcision, fillers, and skin resurfacing. Best, Dr. KaramanoukianLos Angeles

Raffy Karamanoukian, MD, FACS
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 93 reviews

It's not the technology

It is not the laser nor the acid nor any technology that
makes the difference in treating acne scars. It is the doctor's creativity with
his/her knowledge, training and experience of the different technologies and
his/her intelligent reading of your problem where the technology will be
applied, that will decide the best treatment plan for you. I heard so many
people who came to my office saying "Oh, I had this and that treatment
already, nothing worked." After reading their medical records, no wonder
nothing worked.  I've seem so many cases
where the scars were treated over and over again with kid gloves when it should
be treated with Mayweather's gloves. For example, when you have very deep scars
that you can actually fill them in with putty, no amount of Fraxel can take
care of this. The treatment has to match the problem. The scars are much worse
under the skin. Sometimes, they are so hard like a rock that a sharp needle
cannot even go through it. When I treat acne scars, I don't simple look at the
top of the skin, I also have to figure out what is below the skin. Evaluating
the top and bottom of the skin is very important to establish a treatment plan.
I hope you find the right doctor to treat your problem. Good luck.

Cynthia M. Lopez, MD
Fresno Physician
5.0 out of 5 stars 1 review

Acne Scars and Best Treatment

If you could post before and after photos it might help determine why nothing is working after you have had so many treatments.   I find a combination of fillers and eMatrix generally works best for my patients with acne scars.  Best, Dr. Green

Acne Scarring -- Requires a Combination of Fractional Laser Resurfacing, Fillers Like Bellafill, Subcision and Eclipse Micropen

Please post photos for further evaluation or seek a board certified dermatologist for an in person consultation. Best, Dr. Emer

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 158 reviews

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