Cystic Acne Scar Treatment

Injections

Soft tissue fillers like fat and collagen can be injected under scars in order to even out scarring, according to the Mayo Clinic.

Dermabrasion

The Mayo Clinic reports that dermabrasion, a technique which uses a fine brush to clear skin cells, and microdermabrasion, which uses small crystals to clear affected skin cells, can be used to clear scarring from cystic acne.

Other Procedures

Laser, light, and radio-wave treatments can be used to clear affected skin and encourage the growth of new skin, according to the Mayo Clinic.

Surgery

The Mayo Clinic reports that a surgical procedure called punch excision can be used to remove an acne scar.

Effects

Some scar removal may take more than one treatment to be effective. A dermatologist may switch a patient to another treatment if satisfactory results are not obtained.

Considerations

Medline Plus reports that cysts may need to be drained or removed. Side effects of all procedures should be discussed with a doctor before treatment is initiated to help patients decide which treatments are best for them and to take action if side effects do occur.