Acne scars are the remnants of the teen age, leaving a mark on our face they are destined to stay forever.
They are the outcome of multiple recurrent episodes of skin infections and unsuccessful attempts for radical treatment. Acne scars are difficult to treat although there are numerous treatments and not always easy to perform.
Acne scars come after multiple deep skin infections especially to individuals who have a genetic predisposition and at the end of the puberty develop multiple deep scaring on their face.
Depending on the severity of each case, treatment could vary from very superficial up to pure invasive. Among the more superficial treatments are AHA peelings and microdermabrasion followed by chemical peels, fractional CO2 and Er:Yag Lasers, subcision as well as surgical excision and skin elevation and more invasive techniques like mechanical dermabrasion, non-fractional Lasers and even face lift.
Despite the use of various methods success rate can only go up to 60 or 70 % necessitating further supplementary sessions.
During the last few years hyaluronic acid injection or fat transfer are used successfully.