Laser skin resurfacing is a popular acne scars treatment.
Types of lasers that are commonly used to treat acne scars include the Er: YAG laser, CO2 laser, and fractional laser. Er: YAG lasers burn skin tissue in a highly controlled manner.
They effectively soften acne scars, reduce the depth of atrophic scars, and improve the skin’s texture. CO2 lasers are more powerful than Er: YAG lasers, so they tend to produce better results, but they also have more side effects. CO2 lasers effectively elevate depressed scars. Fractional lasers target only a fraction of the skin at a time and assist in the healing of damaged cells.
Cryosurgery is an acne scars treatment that involves applying cold liquid nitrogen to a scar in order to freeze the scar, damage the skin tissue, and slough off the dead tissue. Cryosurgery is used to flatten raised acne scars.
Dermal filler Acne scars Treatment is a substance that is injected into the base of an acne scar so that it becomes more even with the skin’s surface. The results of acne scars treatment with dermal fillers are only temporary, so the procedure must be repeated every few months.
Punch techniques, which refer to punch excision, punch grafting, and punch elevation, are used to treat depressed acne scars, such as ice pick scars. Punch excision involves the surgical removal of an acne scar followed by a suture. Although it often leaves a small scar, it tends to be less noticeable than the acne scar. Punch grafting refers to when a graft of skin from another part of the body is used to fill the void after punch excision. Punch elevation refers to when the base of an acne scar is excised, elevated to the level of the surrounding skin, and attached with sutures.