Do Scars on Nose Heal on Its Own? I'm Only 17 at the Moment and I Had the Scars for 2 Years Now.

Hi I suffered from acne on nose when I was 14 it was huge but then when the acne healed,, it left a crater life scar on my nose but it's not very deep. However, theres another scar on the side of my nose it looks like a like but when you look close up it looks like 3 pores next to each other that's why it looks like a line.. Does anybody know what are the possible treatment for these? Or will these heal on it's own. Im only 17 right now.. Will it go away when I reach 20?

Doctor Answers 3

Acne scars for 2 years will it get better

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After 2 years your scars are pretty much done healing. They are not bad. I would consider co2 laser resurfacing to improve your scars.

Bellevue Facial Plastic Surgeon

Fractional Laser Resurfacing Will Help

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It appears that because the pores have enlarged, it is unlikely they will close up again on their own.  Using an ablative laser, such as a CO2 laser (for example Total FX) can help this to reduce and improve the appearance.  As it is a small are, the cost should be much less than for the full face.  You may need to do more than one treatment, spaced at least a few months apart.


Lisa Benest, MD
Burbank Dermatologist

Scars like this are best treated with laser resufacing.

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I would recommend treating this scar with a combination of traditional and fractional abltive laser resufacing.

Mark Taylor, MD
Salt Lake City Dermatologic Surgeon
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