Treatment For Deep Acne Scars & Raised Scars
Cryosurgery is used to freeze raised scar tissue causing it to blister & flatten as it heals.
Deep Chemical Peels such as Phenol and TCA are administered by a medical professional as a treatment for deep acne scars.
Dermabrasion is a method of removing layers of skin with a rough wire brush or a burr containing diamond particles.
Dermal Fillers & Injectables may be used to augment and fill in depressions (a variety of solutions are commonly used, including fat, collagen, soft tissue fillers, and hyaluronic fillers such as Restylane & Juvederm)
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)Laser Skin Resurfacing can be used to normalize uneven texture and color.
Micro-needling / Dermal Rollers are a fairly new method of treating deep acne scarring. This method is helpful for pitted and depressed acne scars.
Punch Excision or Punch Grafts are methods used for severe, deep scarring such as ice pick scars. A surgeon removes a small oval section of skin that contains the scar & sutures it together or replaces it with a graft of skin taken from elsewhere on the body (usually behind the ear). This procedure will leave a smoother, less visible scar than the original acne scar.
Silicone Gels, Cream, and Bandages may be used to soften & reduce raised scars.
Steroid Injections are used to reduce inflammation and cause elevated scars to shrink.
Subcision can be used to treat rolling scars. A surgeon uses a needle to break up the scar tissue underneath the skin. They may also use injectable fillers to plump the scarred area & normalize skin texture.