Surgical Treatments are available to treat both active acne and acne scars. The surgical techniques are specific to each application, so we have organized them into the two categories below:
Surgical treatments for Active Acne can range from simple comedome extractions to surgical removal of infected cysts. Surgical treatments for active acne are are generally used as a complement to conventional acne treaments, such as antibiotic therapy. This section includes a range of medical procedures for active acne that are generally administered by a dermatologist, including comedome extraction, cyst removal, cryotherapy, ablative laser treatments and corticosteroid injections.
Surgical Solutions for Acne Scars are generally the most effective way to repair moderate to severe acne scar damage. Microdermabrasion and chemical peels are frequently used to treat moderate cases of acne scarring. Surgical approaches (subcision, punch excision, fillers, etc) are generally the most effective treatments for severe acne scars. Aggressive chemical peels and full-face laser-resurfacing are invasive procedures that should be conducted in an appropriate medical/surgical setting. This section covers the full range of surgical procedures that are used to treat acne scars.