Any advice on what options I might have to reduce or even get rid of my acne scars? (photos)

They mostly 5-15 year-old scars. Most noticeable in side lighting that shows surface texture. I haven't really tried anything yet. They bug me off and on, but I do worry about hem when the light is hitting the side of my face.

Doctor Answers 3

Multiple treatments including TCA CROSS, fillers, lasers, microneedling and PRP for acne scars

See video for a in-depth visual explanation. Acne scar revision is a specialised field. For the best results, one should target the acne scar type with ideal treatments. For example 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. 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 your scars. All the best, Dr Davin Lim Laser, surgical & aesthetic dermatologist Brisbane, Australia

Brisbane Dermatologist
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Acne scars


Consider a combination of procedures such as microneedling, peels or Fraxel lasers. Acne scarring sometimes requires multiple treatments to reduce.

Christopher Balgobin, MD
Minneapolis Physician
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Acne Scarring -- Requires a Combination of Fractional Laser Resurfacing, Fillers Like Bellafill, Subcision and Eclipse Micropen

acne scarring requires a combination approach of lasers, microneeedling/PRP, subcision, filers etc.  Please see an expert.  Best, Dr. Emer.

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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