Question about Acne-scarring: hi ive acne and acne scars for many year now q170

Article medically reviewed by Dr. Gavin Chan (MBBS, cosmetic physician, liposuctionist)

Dr. Gavin Chan

Templestowe Lower and Berwick Clinics

Dr. Gavin Chan has a background in intensive care, anaesthesia, and emergency medicine. Since 2004, Dr. Chan has provided cosmetic procedures, including anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, liposuction, fat transfer, skin needling, and laser treatments. He is a doctor trainer for various dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections.
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Hi! I’ve acne and acne scars for many year now and now my skin got worst from both pigmentation and acne scars, how can i treat it and get the best result and how many time i have to get it done?


Acne scars can be treated with a variety of modalities, depending on the type of acne scars. Olive and darker skin types can commonly get pigmentation as a result of acne, and this usually best treated by controlling the acne. This can be done with a combination of medical grade skin care and medications. Once it is controlled, a lightening cream can be used to help to fade the pigmentation. 

Indented or atrophic acne scarring can be treated with lasers of skin needling. Lasers such as the Fraxel laser or the fractional co2 laser are excellent for remodelling the skin. Skin needling is also another modality for treating acne scarring, and has less risk of causing pigmentation problems than laser.

Dr. Gavin Chan
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