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How can I successfully (most economically and with the least downtime) get rid of these small scars on cheeks from acne?

Cosmetic Treatments QuestionsCategory: Acne Scars TreatmentHow can I successfully (most economically and with the least downtime) get rid of these small scars on cheeks from acne?
A patient asked 2 years ago
These appear to be very small ice pick scars. I have brown olive skin. The scars appear to be more pigmented in the mirror than in the photos. I have tried at home microneedling .5mm and .75mm but that has just helped my active acne, not my scars. Thank you!!
1 Answers
Dr. Elham Jafari Staff answered 2 years ago

Treatment for Acne Scars

 
Hi and thank you for your question! I understand that you are looking for more economic treatment but generally speaking, although the more effective treatments might be more costly, but you will probably save in the long-run as you will need fewer treatments and/or see better results. While an in-person consultation and examination is required, you will probably see best results with a series of Fractional CO2 laser (combined with brightening creams to allow higher laser setting and reduce the risk of pigmentation/PIH). For a lower-cost option, we usually recommend microneedling, but it seems that you have already tried that and are looking for a more effective treatment options, so CO2 laser might be your next step. I hope it helps and goof luck!

 


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