I have deep acne scars on my face. Thus, for treating them is plastic surgery required? If yes, then how much it may cost?

Asked anonymously on 18th May, 2019 at 8:53 pm



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Last edited on 9th Aug 2021 at 10:44 pm

Hello, Acne Scars can be treated by Cosmetic Surgeons and best procedure for acne scars treatment is mentioned below:

  1. Chemical peels: In this method, strong chemicals are used to remove the top layer of skin to smoothen the depressed acne scars and provide the skin with an even color.
  2. Laser skin surfacing: This is another popular technique for treating superficial scars with the use of a laser which is a device that uses a high-energy on the top layer of the skin. It works instantly and is done under local anesthesia or mild sedation.
  3. Dermabrasion: It is the process of mechanical sanding of the upper layers of the scar, in which the new layer replaces the ground layer of the skin. This method is performed under anesthesia and the recovery usually takes 2 weeks.
  4. Micro dermabrasion: This method of treatment is performed by scraping away the top layer of the scarred skin by passing tiny particles through a vacuum tube. Mild scars can be treated with this method but multiple treatments may be required for effective results.
  5. Soft tissue augmentation: It is another successful method to remove shallow acne scars. This is done with the help of an injectable filler in the tissues. These fillers last for about nine months but depict instant results.
  6. Micro needling: It is the process that uses acupuncture-like needles to pierce the skin. These micro-injuries help to restart the skin's self-repair mechanism, which leads to the production of new collagen. The result is typically smoother, firmer looking skin.
  7. Fat grafting: This is a technique to treat acne which takes fat from other areas of the body and injects it into the scars to fill the depressed areas. Some deep pitted scars are treated by cutting the core of the scar with a small needle and then stitching up the hole.

And regarding the cost, it varies from doctor to doctor So, only after complete examination further information can be provided. I hope this answers your query. You can find cosmetic surgeons on our page - Cosmetic Surgeons in India.