Punch grafting is an effective way of treating pitted acne scars. It involves the surgical excision of the scar and surrounding tissues with a punch biopsy tool of equal or slightly greater diameter. After the scar is removed, the physician will fill the opening with a skin graft from a donor site (usually from behind the ear). The graft is taped or glued into place. In effect, this procedure transforms a round indented scar into an area of smooth even skin. In some cases, there may be some noticeable unevenness, which can be later corrected by using chemical peels or microdermabrasion 4 to 6 weeks after the skin has healed.

  • Improves the appearance of scars
  • Permanent results

As with any surgical procedure, there is always a risk of infection and scarring. Donor skin that has been grafted may have a different texture or skin tone

Costs may vary depending on the complexity of the scarring. Multiple treatments may be required.

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