Question: I have sporadic acne scarring on my face. Is it possible to spot-treat these areas with a chemical peel instead of treating my entire face?
Answer: It is certainly possible to spot treat acne scarring though I would personally recommend ProFractional Laser resurfacing over chemical peels since you would need a very deep chemical peel to make a significant improvement in acne scarring and this would leave the skin with a different texture and color than the surrounding area. We can avoid this color change by treating with a fractionated Erbium laser in a series of three treatments spaced about a month apart. I have seen dramatic improvements in acne and chickenpox scars or even traumatic or surgical scarring using this protocol.