New advancements in skin treatments allow many lupus patients to use filler or laser technology, according to the Lupus Foundation. Plastic surgery is also an option for some people, but plastic surgery should only be done when a patient is in full remission.
Evidence suggest that some treatments to laser resurface or fill scars from lupus may be effective, but the subject is controversial, notes the Lupus Foundation. Despite controversy, many lupus patients find an overall improved quality of life with these non invasive types of procedures. Lupus patients who do not wish to have such treatments may use cosmetics and biologics to help improve skin appearance, according to WebMD.