Which treatement removes chicken pox marks on the face?

Answers from doctors (7)


More About Doctor Laser Lipo & Vein Center

Published on Dec 24, 2018

The best treatment for pox marks is a subcission followed by a filler. The best filler for this is Bellafill.

Answered by Laser Lipo & Vein Center (View Profile)

The best treatment for pox marks is a subcission followed by a filler. The best filler for this is Bellafill.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


More About Doctor Harry Glassman, M.D.

Published on Dec 21, 2018

Some chicken pox marks respond very well to filler injections. In my experience, the best choice is Restylane. In some instances, micro-needling with radiofrequency is very helpful as well. Rarely is surgery performed, except in extremely deep pox marks.

Answered by Harry Glassman, M.D. (View Profile)

Some chicken pox marks respond very well to filler injections. In my experience, the best choice is Restylane. In some instances, micro-needling with radiofrequency is very helpful as well. Rarely is surgery performed, except in extremely deep pox marks.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Stephen Greenberg, MD

Published on Dec 06, 2018

Depending on the severity of the scars, we sometimes recommend using a CO2 laser. This laser is one of the strongest lasers and will help resurface the scars and encourage collagen reproduction.

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Answered by Stephen Greenberg, MD

Depending on the severity of the scars, we sometimes recommend using a CO2 laser. This laser is one of the strongest lasers and will help resurface the scars and encourage collagen reproduction.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Barry J. Kaplan, D.O.

Published on Jun 03, 2016

CO2 laser resurfacing is a great and effective treatment for ridding chicken pox marks on the face.

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Answered by Barry J. Kaplan, D.O.

CO2 laser resurfacing is a great and effective treatment for ridding chicken pox marks on the face.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Sean Kelishadi, M.D.

Published on Apr 17, 2016

Hello and thanks for your question. Chicken pox scars can be challenging to treat and usually require several treatments and, at times, more than one modality. It is hard to comment without photos or knowing how deep/severe.

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Answered by Sean Kelishadi, M.D.

Hello and thanks for your question. Chicken pox scars can be challenging to treat and usually require several treatments and, at times, more than one modality. It is hard to comment without photos or knowing how deep/severe.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Edward Domanskis M.D.

Published on Apr 15, 2016

Chicken pox scars can usually be helped with laser resurfacing or actually cutting them out (coring them).

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Answered by Edward Domanskis M.D.

Chicken pox scars can usually be helped with laser resurfacing or actually cutting them out (coring them).

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Mark E. Mason, MD, FACS

Published on Mar 23, 2016

Honestly, nothing will completely remove chicken pox scars. However, there are laser procedures that can minimize the scarring and help with overall texture and tone of the skin so that they are less noticeable. An aggressive laser procedure used successfully to minimize scarring on the face is the microlaser peel. Procedures such as a microlaser or deep peel have more downtime (at least 5-7 days).

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Answered by Mark E. Mason, MD, FACS

Honestly, nothing will completely remove chicken pox scars. However, there are laser procedures that can minimize the scarring and help with overall texture and tone of the skin so that they are less noticeable. An aggressive laser procedure used successfully to minimize scarring on the face is the microlaser peel. Procedures such as a microlaser or deep peel have more downtime (at least 5-7 days).

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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