Q: Is dermabrasion effective for deep acne scars?
A: Dermabrasion for superficial acne scarring can be a very effective method if they are truly surface scars. Other ways to improve acne scarring are by using the Fraxel laser or by excising the scar.
The Fraxel laser rejuvenates the skin by stimulating your body’s own collagen forming process. Excising the scar is the other option. The scar is excised and sutures are placed to remove the hole in the skin and replace it with a flat line. Then, dermabrasion can smooth out the line.
Consult your plastic surgeon to see which method would be appropriate for your needs. Call (800) 860-1435 or contact Associates in Plastic Surgery using our online form for assistance in New Jersey and Staten Island.