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I have ice pick acne scarring on my cheeks and I was told that laser resurfacing.

Question:

I have ice pick acne scarring on my cheeks and I was told that laser resurfacing was a good option but someone else mentioned dermabrasion. Can you explain the pros and cons of each procedure?

Answer:

In my opinion, laser resurfacing is a better method of treatment for acne scarring. It can more readily provide a uniform removal of the outer skin layers throughout the entire face. However, dermabrasion is very helpful in treating more isolated areas of concern. For deeper, pitted acne scars, I will often perform surgical excision of these areas several weeks prior to resurfacing to improve the overall result.

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