After having a severe case of cystic acne, I have deep scars that I would like to get rid of. What are some treatment options?

I have fair skin and 19 years old.

Answers from doctors (6)


Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics

Published on Jul 22, 2015

Laser resurfasing can help with scarring, as well as microneedling with prp (platelets).
This may help with some scarring.

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Answered by Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics

Laser resurfasing can help with scarring, as well as microneedling with prp (platelets).
This may help with some scarring.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Azani Medical Spa: Aesthetic, Anti-Aging, and Plastic Surgery Center

Published on Jul 20, 2015

Deep acne scars are textural damage to the skin. We would recommend the Fraxel Repair treatment for best results.

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Answered by Azani Medical Spa: Aesthetic, Anti-Aging, and Plastic Surgery Center

Deep acne scars are textural damage to the skin. We would recommend the Fraxel Repair treatment for best results.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Bella MD Laser Vein and Aesthetic Center

Published on Jul 20, 2015

You may need a combination of laser treatments and micro needling treatments. The micro needling has really worked well for scar revision but it takes multiple treatments. This procedure breaks up the scar tissue and encourages collagen stimulation as well. We are using this on surgical scars as well as stretch marks and have seen fabulous results.

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Answered by Bella MD Laser Vein and Aesthetic Center

You may need a combination of laser treatments and micro needling treatments. The micro needling has really worked well for scar revision but it takes multiple treatments. This procedure breaks up the scar tissue and encourages collagen stimulation as well. We are using this on surgical scars as well as stretch marks and have seen fabulous results.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Pismo Vitality

Published on Jul 20, 2015

We would use the Cynosure Icon Laser to treat the area. Depending on the scars we would recommend a package of about three treatments , each spaced a month apart. I would suspect that would give us pretty good results upon month four.

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Answered by Pismo Vitality

We would use the Cynosure Icon Laser to treat the area. Depending on the scars we would recommend a package of about three treatments , each spaced a month apart. I would suspect that would give us pretty good results upon month four.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Rejuve

Published on Jul 20, 2015

There are quite a few options. If you have deep scars and light fair skin then I would recommend getting the fractional C02 laser (has best result). It has the ability to literally melt some of the scar tissue away. Mostly likely you will need to do 2-3 treatments. To be a candidate for this you will have to have your acne under control.

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Answered by Rejuve

There are quite a few options. If you have deep scars and light fair skin then I would recommend getting the fractional C02 laser (has best result). It has the ability to literally melt some of the scar tissue away. Mostly likely you will need to do 2-3 treatments. To be a candidate for this you will have to have your acne under control.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


eSSe plastic surgery

Published on Jul 20, 2015

Acne scarring can be treated with microneedling and skin peels to start. More aggressive treatments with lasers are options as well. Dermabrasion too! As you can see you have many choices for treatment of acne scars .

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Answered by eSSe plastic surgery

Acne scarring can be treated with microneedling and skin peels to start. More aggressive treatments with lasers are options as well. Dermabrasion too! As you can see you have many choices for treatment of acne scars .

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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