How Can I Flatten my Dermal Skin Grafts on my Acne Scars?

My surgeon made my dermal grafts(skin behind my ear) to big on my face and I just had laser resurfacing with dermabrasion and the grafts still remains there. What can I do to flatten out the grafts? I feel so insecure and depress right now I do not know what to do because there all bumps all over my face.

Doctor Answers 3

Laser resufracing

Dermal grafting is an excellent method in the past to treat atrophic and depressed scars, but it can be over corrected, and tiny incision marks can be seen. Generally I always follow up dermal grafting with laser resurfacing (usually erbium laser, sometimes CO2). 

I must say now a days with new technology fillers such as Juvaderm, dermal grafting has been performed less and less. 

Hope this helps


Dr Davin S. Lim 
Cosmetic and laser dermatologist
Brisbane and Gold Coast

Brisbane Dermatologist
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Flatten Dermal Skin

Thank you for your question. Clarify with your surgeon the course of the treatments and how long the grafts typically take to settle in and be their "best".  If your doctor exhausts all alternatives, then I recommend you see a Board Certified Dermatologist or Board Certified Plastic Surgeon to evaluate other options. I hope this helps.

Sonia Badreshia-Bansal, MD
Bay Area Dermatologist
3.9 out of 5 stars 12 reviews




In our office we have a few different options for acne scar suffers. You have a few different options every practice is different so you have to do your homework on who has what you are looking for. VIpeel is good but you might need a few done to get the results you want. Also DOT laser and micro laser peels. You should inform yourself on what would give you the results you are looking for. Read about it on our website.


Stuart B. Kincaid, MD, FACS (in memoriam)
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
3.3 out of 5 stars 9 reviews

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