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Acne scar management is a difficult cosmetic surgical procedure.  To improve the tissue destruction caused by inflammatory acne is a therapeutic challenge to us dermatologists and dermatologic surgeons.

Specific type of acne scarring can be effectively treated with single modality but with wide variability of acne scar morphology combined treatment can be effective and simple to perform.

Simple surgical procedures often produce the simple and most reproducible results.  Dr. Arambulo have found  depending on the type of scars combination with punch excision, elliptical excision, cross , dermal planning subcision demabrasion, laser resurfacing  the most effective treatments of choice.  Each of the procedure will produce improvement as alone treatment .  To optimize treatment outcome several procedures or combination of treatments perform at different times are needed.

Ablative technique as secondary procedure is not always necessary.  However it is the proper identification of scar subtypes and the use of multiple complimentary techniques that produces optimal results.  In addition.  Developing the simple classification system using the term icepick, boxcar and rolling to describe the 3 major scar types allows physician to easily assess patients with acne scarring and determine the best approach to treatment. Call for appointment consultation for assessment and evaluation of your scar problem and  to learn more about the results from Dr. Arambulo’s procedures of choice.