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Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answeredSurgery is typically used as an option after other, less invasive treatments have proven unsuccessful. You should consult a dermatologist for more information.
Burke Lennihan RN CCH, Alternative & Complementary Medicine, answered
Before resorting to surgery, I would consider a safe, inexpensive natural treatment that dissolves scar tissue. Scar Cream by Miranda Castro works so well that plastic surgeons are buying it by the case. You can get it on her website, www.mirandacastro.com, or from www.cancershopusa.com which also has useful instructions and testimonials.
This product is so inexpensive compared to other things you have probably purchased to treat your acne, and if by chance it doesn’t work for acne scars, keep it in your family medicine cabinet for other scars that come up.
Riverside Health System answered
If you have scarring, your dermatologist may suggest surgery to help heal acne lesions and remove scarring. A laser can reshape scar tissue and reduce redness. Dermabrasion is a type of surgery that can remove surface scars and reduce the depth of deep scars. Another option is to transfer fat from one part of the body to the face. In some cases, a single treatment can help scarring. But for lasting results, several are often needed. There are also topical treatments for acne scarring.
Photodynamic therapy is a new acne treatment. It begins with light microdermabrasion. This is used to remove dead skin cells on the face's surface. Then, an acid is put on the skin for 30 to 60 minutes. After this period, the acid is taken off. Lastly, the skin is treated with a laser. This treatment is still being researched, but seems to give positive long-term results.
This answer is based on source informaton from the National Women's Health Information Center.