How can i get rid of dark acne marks and holes left by acne?

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Laser treatment gets rid of acne marks

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Hi, thanks for your question.Laser and Filler Treatments can help fade acne scars. One to three sessions of laser skin resurfacing using fractionated laser technology can even out the skin surface and increase the formation of new collagen. Collagen is a protein that’s a building block of the skins and can therefore fill in acne scars. Ablative lasers vaporize scars, allowing smoother skin to take its place. Non-ablative lasers help activate the production of collagen without damaging the surface of your skin. Filler injections can also help fill in the indentations left behind from deep acne scars. But the downside to fillers is that they need to be repeated every 4 to 6 months, as the product reabsorbs into the skin over time. You can also consider Cortisone and Fade Creams that can be applied to the scarred area. If your scar is red or swollen, use a cortisone cream to calm the skin. The cortisone is absorbed by skin cells and reduces inflammation. Once the skin has been calmed down, you'll want to concentrate on lightening any dark areas left from the acne scar. Kojic acid (a natural skin lightener derived from mushroom extract), arbutin (also called bearberry extract), and Vitamin C are great ingredients to look for in lightening creams.


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

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I suggest seeing a cosmetic dermatologist and posting photos to get the best treatment suggestions/options.  Best,  Dr. Emer.

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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