Surgery for Acne Scarring
In some cases, particularly when scarring is isolated to one area, surgical treatment of scarring may be the best treatment option. Surgery options are available for large scars, which can be excised in its entirety leaving the healthy skin to be sutured together. Surgery can also be performed for ice pick scars (sharp holes in the skin), where each scar is individually removed and sutured (known as punch grafting). Both of these options can provide a safe and permanent improvement for the patient.