Acne Scarring -- Requires a Combination of Fractional Laser Resurfacing, Fillers Like Bellafill, Subcision and Eclipse Micropen
Combination treatments like lasers, microneedling, subcision and fillers can help scars but you need a formal consultation to determine what is best. Best, Dr. Emer.
Acne Scars – Combination of Treatments Needed
The best treatment for acne scars depends upon an
individual’s skin type, age, ethnicity, sun exposure, overall health and most
importantly, the type of acne scars present (ice pick scars, boxcar scars,
rolling scars, hypertrophic scars and variable degrees of hyperpigmentation).
In order to give you an accurate treatment plan, a consultation is required to
properly assess your skin.
An important step for all skin types is sun protection
including the use of daily sunscreen, sun hats and sunglasses, all of which
help prevent aging and sunburns.
When it comes to acne scar treatments, a combination of
treatments are available including cosmeceuticals (medical grade skin care
products specific for acne including ZO® Skin Health or ZO® Medical,
Skinceuticals® or Glo-Minerals®), advanced laser resurfacing procedures (CO2
laser, Er:YAG laser, Fraxel DUAL®, PicoSure® FOCUS Lens Array), chemical peels
(light, medium, deep including the blue peel), dermabrasion,
augmentation/fillers, excision and/or subcision, punch techniques,
microneedling/rolling, injections (corticosteroids, 5-FU), cryosurgery,
electrodesiccation and microdermabrasion.
These are advanced techniques so be sure to get an
experienced dermatologist or plastic surgeon consultation for recommendations
and treatment options.
Your scars can be best treated with a combination of fillers and lasers such as Fraxel or eMatrix. Please consult a specialist in acne scar treatments. Best, Dr. Green
It appears that you have both saucer and icepick scarring from acne on your forehead. In my opinion, for scars like yours on this region, skin resurfacing with a fractional type laser is the best way to proceed. I think you should find a Board Certified Dermatologist in your area to work with. Laser resurfacing is a process, that requires multilpe procedures, for long-lasting results.