How can I improve severe acne scars? (photos)
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Deep acne Scar Treatment
Depending on the level of the acne scars, chemical peels, micro needling, RF laser such as
eMatrix, and Fraxel Laser are all excellent treatments. The best course for deep acne scars is a combination of V-Beam for redness, fillers such as Restylane for the deeper scars, or Sculptra injections to produce new collagen and Fraxel Laser to smooth the overall skin. eMatrix is best for darker complexions and acne scars. For the best cosmetic results please consult a board certified dermatologist with a great deal of experience with all aspects of cosmetic skin care. Best, Dr. Green
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These are good photos of your skin. I think you must mean 2015. Stress can definitely cause an outbreak of acne. First of all, as someone else below mentioned, you have persistent active acne. From the photos, I intuitively think you would benefit from taking an oral antibiotic and using a topical antibiotic as well. With respect to the scarring, we have the best success with microneedling and dermal filler. I always do subcision when I use filler. Fractional lasers can be used but we've had more success with microneedling. You have post-inflammatory redness and pigment which can be improved with topical products. Some deeper "ice pick" scars can require what is called punch excision where the scar is surgically removed - you may have a few of those on your forehead.
Best to you, Dr Norcom
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