Cystic Acne Scar Treatment
by Erik Steel
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.
Soft tissue fillers like fat and collagen can be injected under scars in order to even out scarring, according to the Mayo Clinic.
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.
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.
The Mayo Clinic reports that a surgical procedure called punch excision can be used to remove an acne scar.
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.
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.