I have acne scars on my nose: quite a few ice pick and sebaceous hyperplasia. (photo)
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Acne Scarring -- Requires a Combination of Fractional Laser Resurfacing, Fillers Like Bellafill, Subcision and Eclipse Micropen
Acne Scars and Sebaceous Hyperplasia and Treatment
I find that a combination of electrodessication, lasers, and intralesional cortisone injections would improve these scars greatly. Please consult an expert. Best, Dr. Green
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Thank you for sharing your photo and your experience. I find that the best treatment for acne scarring in skin with any color is to first pre-treat the skin with a brightening cream for several weeks in an effort to keep the treatments as safe as possible (i.e. prevent hyperpigmentations secondary to laser or topical interventions) . Then, we recommend that our patients come in for a series of alternating ablative treatments (Collagen PIN micro needling devices) with non ablative treatments (fractional non-ablative lasers). The beauty of alternating these treatments (usually every 3-6 weeks) is that is allows us to address all levels of the scarring, from superficial to deep.
For treatment of the sebaceous hyperplasia (enlarged oil glands), which is common in patients with a history of acne, we like the precise treatment with topical numbing and then cauterizing the gland with a hyfrecator or handheld cautery device. This process is quick and relatively painless, and can be done the same day as the laser or Collagen PIN treatments.
I hope this helps!