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Cystic Acne Scar Treatment

by Erik Steel
  • Overview

    Cystic acne, a severe form of acne that leads to deep pimples called cysts, can lead to severe scarring. There are many treatment options available to manage scarring from this condition.
  • Injections

    Soft tissue fillers like fat and collagen can be injected under scars in order to even out scarring, according to the Mayo Clinic.
 
  • Dermabrasion

    The Mayo Clinic reports that dermabrasion, a technique which uses a fine brush to clear skin cells, and microdermabrasion, which uses small crystals to clear affected skin cells, can be used to clear scarring from cystic acne.
  • Other Procedures

    Laser, light, and radio-wave treatments can be used to clear affected skin and encourage the growth of new skin, according to the Mayo Clinic.
  • Surgery

    The Mayo Clinic reports that a surgical procedure called punch excision can be used to remove an acne scar.
  • Effects

    Some scar removal may take more than one treatment to be effective. A dermatologist may switch a patient to another treatment if satisfactory results are not obtained.
  • Considerations

    Medline Plus reports that cysts may need to be drained or removed. Side effects of all procedures should be discussed with a doctor before treatment is initiated to help patients decide which treatments are best for them and to take action if side effects do occur.

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