Q: Is dermabrasion effective for deep acne scars?
A: Dermabrasion is ideal for resolving superficial acne scarring. Deeper scars respond better to Fraxel® laser treatment or excision (removal via incision.) The Fraxel® laser improves the skin’s texture by jumpstarting your body’s own collagen production. Excising the scar removes the deep hole in the skin by replacing it with a nearly invisible flat line. Afterward, dermabrasion can be used to smooth the line.
Consult with your plastic surgeon to identify which method is appropriate for improving the condition of your skin. You can speak with a member of the Allure team by calling (212) 661-2563 or filling out our contact form.