Can you tell which type of acne scar is on my face and which treatment is best? (Photo)

ance scar is on my face and which treatment is best, and i notice that my period days are very effective to my acnes ,, like before it comes i can see my acne shows on my face a lot !

Doctor Answers 4

TCA CROSS followed by fractional devices.

You have some deep scars that will definitely raise up with TCA CROSS procedures. Expect at least a 70-80% improvement to the deeper scars. I would then suggest a blending in of your skin (6 weeks after the last TCA procedure) with either micro needling such as INFINI or even Fractional lasers such as Fraxel 1550 or a low density Co2 laser. 

Web reference attached for a review on acne scarring.

All the best
Dr Davin Lim 
Laser Dermatologist
Brisbane, Australia. 


Brisbane Dermatologist
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Acne Scarring -- Requires a Combination of Fractional Laser Resurfacing, Fillers Like Bellafill, Subcision and Eclipse Micropen

These are ice pic scars and need TCA cross combined with lasers and microneedling/PRP for improvement.  Best, Dr. Emer.

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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TCA CROSS then Laser

I would suggest TCA CROSS for your deeper icepick scars, followed by either Fraxel 1550nm Laser or radio frequency needling (I use either Infini, or the Endymed intensif systems).  A combination of these to yield signinficant improvement, with minimal down-time.  Best wishes, Shobhan.

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