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best laser for acne scars

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Dr. Alan Anthony
21 years experience Dermatology
Tough to treat: Ice pick acne scars are very difficult to treat. A fractionated laser may be able to help.

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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
18 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Dermatologists: To my knowledge, nearly almost all dermatologists are going to have laser treatment of acne scars as one of their mainstays of treatment options. Hav ... Read More
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Dr. Otto Placik
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
Improve not remove: Many options exist for cosmetic improvement and include anti-inflammatories, peels, exfoliation, lasers, resurfacing, bleaching, excision, grafting, f ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suzanne Yee
32 years experience Plastic Surgery
Fractional lasers: Depending on the severity of the acne scarring and your skin type or color will help with the type of laser used. Fraxel laser would be good for the ... Read More
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Dr. Alexander Rivkin
25 years experience Cosmetic Surgery
Fractional laser: Fraxel and fractional co2 are the best choices. Fractional co2 is the more intense resurfacing laser. I would only recommend it for lighter skin. You ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
26 years experience Ophthalmology
You will save: hundreds of dollars by having it evaluated for laser treatment that rebuilds collagen, which is why the scar is so apparent and visible. Go for a cons ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
Depends on scar: Lasers and photodynamic therapy (pdt) and ipl can be used to treat various aspect of the scar including variable pigmentation, atrophy, irregularities ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Bloom
20 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Fractionated laser : One of the best treatments for acne scarring is fractionated laser. Depending on your skin color, texture and extent of scarring there are different ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
29 years experience Dermatology
Only topical that: really helps scars is tazarotene, which is by prescription
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fawn Winkelman
11 years experience Family Medicine
Research: I am not sure what center is by you but my recommendation is to research places within driving distance of where you live. Get referrals from other p ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Wick
Dr. Mark Wick answered
Specializes in Pathology
Acne scars: Laser treatment or dermabrasion are both helpful.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
25 years experience Pediatrics
Many choices: can be overwhelming, but it's great that you have options. The best choice is highly dependent on many factors, including your skin type and other me ... Read More

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