Dermatologist Questions Acne

Can acne scars be treated?

I am a 30 year old woman and I have a lot of acne scars all over my face. Is there any way that these can be treated?

9 Answers

It depends upon the specific description of your acne scars. Various procedures may help you after a consultation. Chemical peeling, microneedling, subscision, various resurfacing lasers, PRP, punch grafting or punch graft elevation. Try to consult with a dermatologist who is very experienced with treating acne and acne scarring
Yes we use peels and fractionated co2 lasers to treat acne scars.
Yes, the scar can be treated. Depending on the type of scar will help determine outcome. You will not be able to get 100% normal, but you can get significant improvement. Choice of treatment includes peels, fractional ablative, and nonablative lasers. There can be minimal downtime to up to 3 weeks. There are also fillers that can be used to subcise and fill the scars. Daily retinoids are very beneficial as well.

Suzanne Sirota Rozenberg, DO, FAOCD
Yes, acne scars can be treated. There are several types of acne scars, and the treatments depend on the type of acne scars. Common acne scar treatments include: Subsicion; laser resurfacing; fillers; microneedling; and radiofrequency. I performed many hundreds of treatments for acne scars.

Hayes B. Gladstone, MD
Yes, there are many options. It ranges from laser treatments, chemical peels, to filler options.

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Sapna Palep, MD
Yes, these can be treated. Please visit my clinic so that I can analyze it and suggest to you treatment accordingly.
Regarding acne scar:

Make sure acne is in control. Flat, pink/red/purple areas can be lasered to help normalize color. Dented areas can be leveled with filler. Tiny “ice pick” scars can be ameliorated with fractionated laser. Really significant scarring can be treated with dermabrasion.

So, yes, there are many things to do to help acne scarring.

Cole Fulwider, MD
Yes, acne scars can be treated, and there are many approaches depending on the patient's skin type and the shape and size of the scars. They can be treated with dermabrasion, laser resurfacing, micro needling, fractora (similar needles, but with added radio frequency added) excision, chemical peels (phenol, tca, etc.) silicone injection, undermining procedure. There are many options, consult a specialist in this field (dermatologist, plastic surgeon) who have had formal training in this field and who are accustomed to treating this condition.
You should have been to a specialist dermatologist when you were younger with acne. Saving money at that time results in scars now which are extremely difficult to get rid of. There are injections etc which can reduce scars but unable to adequately even out holes and craters created over the years. So many online are still asking for magical home remedies and 'natural treatments'. Some years later they will then be asking for magical scar removals.