Advertisement

Can cosmetic procedures help treat acne scars?

Stuart A. Linder, MD
Plastic Surgery

In general, there are certain procedures that have been used in the past for treating acne scars including microdermabrasion as well chemical peeling.  Retin A in the past has been used.  However, Accutane has been very successful with the dermatologists in reducing cystic acne which may also greatly reduce further acne scarring.  Seeking a board-certified dermatologist will help to evaluate your acne scars and determine the best elective procedure.

Continue Learning about Acne Treatment

Why should teenage acne be treated?
Dr. Doris Day, MDDr. Doris Day, MD
Teens need special attention and counseling in order to maximize the benefits of treatment. Because ...
More Answers
Can acne have treatment resistant bacteria?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, MDDr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Propionibacterium acnes (p. acnes), the most common strain of bacteria that is involved with acne, c...
More Answers
Does any treatment work for wrinkles and pimples?
RealAgeRealAge
If pimples have joined your wrinkles, now may be a good time to start on a topical retinoid like taz...
More Answers
How Can I Get My Acne Scars Treated?
How Can I Get My Acne Scars Treated?

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.