Treatment options for acne scars
Prevention of acne scarring is best achieved through early treatment of active acne. However, once a patient has acne scarring the treatment should be individualized to meet the needs of the patient. It is important to establish realistic expectations for patients. Patient education regarding the nature of acne scarring and the inability to remove the scar is imperative in the preoperative evaluation and consultation. Treatment for acne scars can be divided into medical, procedural, and surgical options. Typically, a wide variety of acne scars can exist in each individual patient, necessitating knowledge of the range of treatment modalities available.