Punch Excision with Suturing Best for Ice Pick Scars?

Is punch excision with suturing the best scar removal treatment for ice pick scars? How much time does it take for recovery if the same is done for the full face?

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Punch excision with suturing for ice-pick scars

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While this is one effective way to treat ice-pick scars, please consider the more conservative TCA-Cross method involving topical application of 80-100% trichloracetic acid solution which can also be quite effective. If punch excision is done, usually some kind of re-surfacing procedure should follow.

Good luck.

San Diego Dermatologist

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