What is the best treatment option for my raised acne scars? Are they easy to treat? (photos)
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Acne Scar treatments in Los Angeles
Treatment of elevated firm acne scars
Acne Scarring -- Requires a Combination of Fractional Laser Resurfacing, Fillers Like Bellafill, Subcision and Eclipse Micropen
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Papular Scars May Be Treated By Light Electrodessication & Intralesional Corticosteroids
While eradicating these scars entirely is not possible, they can be improved by a combination of some simple techniques. My favorite is to flatten them by both the use of simple electrodessication accompanied by the use of intralesional triamcinolone (an anti-inflammatory often used to treat active acne papules and cysts) to help keep the spots flat.
Once flattened, if deemed necessary or desirable, microneedling may be used to achieve further blending of superficial tone and texture irregularities.
Neither microdermabrasion nor superficial chemical peels would be expected to have any significant effect. The results of both are simply too superficial to reach the level within the skin from which these types of scars take origin.
It is important that you seek consultation and treatment by a board certified aesthetic physician. Best of luck to you.
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