Surgical Acne Treatments

Overview

Surgical interventions are used for the treatment of both active acne and acne scars. Surgical techniques are specific to each application.

Surgical Treatments for Active Acne

Surgical treatments for Active Acne can range from simple comedome extractions to drainage and/or removal of infected cysts. Surgical treatments for active acne are are generally used as a complement to conventional acne treatments, such as antibiotic therapy. The benefits of surgical treatments for active acne are generally temporary. This section includes a range of medical procedures for active acne that are generally administered by a dermatologist.

Surgical Treatments for Acne Scars

Surgical Solutions for Acne Scars can be an 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 often 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 spectrum of surgical procedures that are used to treat acne scars.