I am a 63 year old female have scars from cystic acne, large pores and thin pinkish Irish skin I would like to address the scars before doing somethng as agressive as a face lift would either of the above procedures be an option for me?
What Treatment Would Be Best for Cystic Acne Scars - Laser or Chemical Peel?
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Laser better for acne scars
The two treatments that work for severe scars are traditional dermabrasion and fractional laser resurfacing (either Fraxel Restore or Deep/ Active FX). Chemical peel works well for photoaging. Good luck.
Superior Treatment for Cystic Acne Scars
Thank you for the question.
My suggestion to you would be to undergo a fractionated laser resurfacing. In particular, consider the Lumenis Total FX fractionated CO2 laser or the Fraxel Re:Store. Either treatment should provide you with significant improvements in your skin quality. Additionally, I would suggest that you abide by a sound skin regime which would include topical Vitamin C and a tretinoin.
Glenn Vallecillos, M.D., F.A.C.S.