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Dermabrasion for Acne Scars

Dermabrasion is a good treatment for permanently improving acne scars. It is especially useful for boxcar scars. A mechanical rotating tool is used to sand away the epidermis and the dermis (the top two layers of skin), intentionally damaging the skin so that it grows back smoother and tighter, and peeling away surface imperfections, like acne scars.

Dermabrasion requires at least a week of recovery time. It can cause the loss of pigment in tan or brown-skinned people (Fitzpatrick Scale 4, 5 and 6.) Treatment costs between $1,000 and $4,000.

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