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Hello! So last year I suffered from cystic acne and got treatment for several months before it totally stopped. I was then left with severe acne scars, which really affects my self-esteem. May I ask for advice on how to improve my face?




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You mostly show a combination of boxcar and rolling scars. With any scars, you will want to minimize the appearance of harsh lines that can accentuate the scar. For example, boxcar scar comes with a distinct border. Whenever the light bounces off the edge, voilà, your scar becomes magnified. Just smoothing out these harsh edges alone will greatly blur the scar. The most ideal treatment for treating boxcar edge would be TCA. 

Once the boxcar loses its edge, it will look more like a rolling scar (wavy undulation). As long as these scars are not tethered, you can then go in with dermal filler to level the skin. If they're tethered, you will need subcision to cut the scar fibers.

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