How Can I Get Rid of my Acne Spots and Chicken Pox Scars? (photo)

I am almost 18 years old and have acne frm 4 years of so..... but now due to my recent chicken pox, scars have developed on my face and it is becoming weird........ and i am sick of spots :'(

Doctor Answers 2

Acne Spots/Chicken Pox Scars

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From your photo I see discoloration but I am unable to appreciate the type of scar, the textural irregularities, that you have.  If you have primarily color irregularities, creams, peels or lasers may suffice.  If you have a rolling scar with the discoloration then you may need a combination therapy involving lasers, dermrollers, peels and creams. Deeper scars may require surgical management. Always seek professional help from any board certified dermatologist for optimal results.

Las Vegas Dermatologist
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Acne Marks and Chicken Pox Scars

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After evaluating your photo, I recommend that you speak to your dermatologist about having a series of Fraxel laser treatments.  The Fraxel laser treats both post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation from old acne, as well as pitted scars from chicken pox in the past.  Most patients require a series of 4 treatments for optimal improvement.  Additionally, the Fraxel laser is safe and effective for use on skin of color.

Eric Schweiger, MD
New York Dermatologic Surgeon

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