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Posted: March 1, 2015

Depressed acne scars are truly depressing, especially as we age, they become even more visible and the difference in skin texture from the rest of your face is often very obvious. If you suffer from depressed acne scars, please know that it is not too late and there are many treatment options at any age. In fact, at Avalon Laser we offer various treatments for all types of acne scars and are known for our amazing acne treatment San Diego with Dr. Reza Tirgari, if you currently suffer from acne that can leave unsightly scars on your face.

The three types of depressed acne scars: There are generally 3 types of depressed acne scars, including rolling depressed acne scars, icepick depressed acne scars and boxcar depressed acne scars. All of them will cause indentations on the face, but differ in shape and severity of uneven texture.

Your Treatment Options for Depressed Acne Scars

There are several treatment options for depressed acne scars, which include:

Acne Scar Surgery: This has become the least effective and most involved treatment. Today, there are various other, much more effective and easy treatment options that will not require incisions and significant downtime, so let’s go over the better treatment options for you.

Laser Skin Resurfacing: This treatment is the most effective in reducing the appearance of depressed acne scars. In fact, in one study, 158 patients ages 10 to 46 were treated with laser skin resurfacing and the results were excellent. All patients experienced reduction of visible acne scars to varying degrees. With laser sin resurfacing, the results continue to improve over 18 months. Dr. Tirgari is a licensed scar removal San Diego provider and treats acne scar patients at office locations in downtown San Diego and Carlsbad. To watch our video on laser skin resurfacing please click here.

Fillers: This is the most immediate remedy for depressed acne scars, but also temporary. We can use a wide range of dermal fillers, including Juvederm to fill in indented scars on the face and body. The filler works to increase collagen volume in the area, thereby, filling in indented scars. However, the filler treatment will last from three to 18 months, after which a follow up treatment is necessary.
Microdermabrasion and Chemical Peels: At Avalon Laser we can also use microdermabrasion or chemical peels to help fade and remedy acne scars. However, it is important to note that these treatments are reserved for mild acne scars that need to be faded and repeat treatment will lead to better results over time.

Please contact us today to explore your acne scar removal options in San Diego and Carlsbad.

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