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Treatment for acne scars include dermabrasion, several types of lasers, and chemical peels. These procedures remove the scarred surface.Dermatologists may also use the following: microneedling to stimulate collagen and lessen the appearance of scars; subcision where a needle is used under the scars to break them up; and fillers, which are injections under the scars to lift them up to the surrounding skin surface. 

From: Understanding Acne Treatment WebMD Medical Reference

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American Academy of Dermatology.

The Merck Manual , Seventeenth Edition.

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases.

News release, FDA.

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on November 02, 2018

SOURCES:

American Academy of Dermatology.

The Merck Manual , Seventeenth Edition.

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases.

News release, FDA.

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on November 02, 2018

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