Are there any treatments for African American skin to help with scars and holes in the face due to acne?
Best Treatment for Acne Scar on African American Skin?
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Acne scars in African Americans
We have treated many African-Americans for acne scarring. For "hole" type scars, a treatment called punch-grafting can work very well. When there are multipe areas, we usually do one or two first to see how a patient's skin heals. We typically use the Fraxel Restore laser for overall resurfacing, and usually do a test area first to check for hyperpigmentation. That is always a risk with African-American skin. For depressed scars that aren't "holes", a filler or subcision can be done without significant risk of pigment change. It is important to see a physician who has experience with African-American skin.
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