Can plastic surgery help with acne scarring?
Different methods of skin resurfacing
are effective for acne scar treatment. Dermabrasion removes the top layer of skin and softens the appearance of the scar by stimulating collagen production and organization. A medium or deep chemical peel is often used for the treatment of sun damage and skin blemishes. Laser resurfacing can stimulate collagen and elastic fibers, promoting healing and new skin growth. Microneedling also offers gradual improvements in scar appearance with minimal downtime.
Punch excision is a more focused, minor procedure to address individual acne scars, repairing the wound with stitches or a skin graft. Another technique called subcision involves your doctor inserting needles under the skin to loosen fibers below a scar, to help improve its appearance.
Dermal Fillers like Juvederm, Radiesse, and Restylane are popular treatments for acne scars. Fillers can reduce the appearance of a certain type of scars, improving the overall texture of your skin.