What can I do about these acne scars? (Photo)
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Acne Scars and Best Treatments
Your scars will need a combination of fillers and lasers to improve the appearance. I would definitely consider fillers like Bellafill and Sculptra for the deep scars. A combination of lasers such as eMatrix, V-Beam, and eMatrix would be highly successful as well. Please consult an expert in the field. Best, Dr. Green
Target scar type= best result for acne scar revision
In your case, fractional devices such as CO2, Infini RF are the best, followed by surgical subcision and then focal dermal fillers. For a visual on how these are performed, see the attached video.
Acne scar revision is a specialised field. For the best results, one should target the acne scar type with ideal treatments. For example deep ice pick scars, and narrow box car scars can be treated with TCA CROSS peels, mixed scars, rolling, and atrophic scars treated with fractional devices such as Fraxel, fractional lasers, and INFINI radiofrequency. Atrophic scars (depressions) can be treated with either fat grafts, or with HA dermal fillers. Tethered and anchored scars are best treated with surgery.
The majority of patients will have a collection of different scar types, and hence a tailored treatment METHOD will be best. Careful examination, especially under angled lighting with scar mapping will give you an understanding of what are the best options for your scars.
All the best,
Dr Davin Lim
Laser, surgical & aesthetic dermatologist
Acne Scarring -- Requires a Combination of Fractional Laser Resurfacing, Fillers Like Bellafill, Subcision and Eclipse Micropen
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