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A 48-year-old member asked:

Is it good for you to get laser treatment for acne scars?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
Plastic Surgery 58 years experience
May Be: Correct laser treatments for acne scars may help for some patients, but may not help others. Also, on the same patient some scars could get better results than some other scars.
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A 19-year-old male asked:

Whats a good treatment for acne and scars?

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Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 21 years experience
A few options: For over the counter methods try using products that have benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, alcohol, and acetone. For prescription treatments you may be prescribed antibiotics, retinoids or vitamin a derivatives, azelaic acid, oral contraceptives, or spironolactone. Always ask a dermatologist about the possible affects and the risks vs benefits of each treatment. Make sure it's best for you.
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A 25-year-old female asked:

What is BBL fotofacial laser? And is it good for acne and acne scars?

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Dr. Cynthia Poulos
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
BBL laser: BBL treatments may help with acne, as well as red and brown pigmentation issues, and skin rejuvenation. It will not address acne scarring. Other lasers may better help with the concerns of acne related scarring
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A 34-year-old member asked:

Can you get laser treatment for acne scars on your face?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Andres Sarraga
Surgery - Plastics 19 years experience
Yes: You must first visit a dermatologist or a plastic surgeon to see what type of laser is appropriate for your skin type.
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A 46-year-old member asked:

How old do you need to be to get laser treatment for acne scars?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gregory Herbich
Dermatology 42 years experience
Teenage to adulthood: Once the acne is clear that is the best time to treat the scars.
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A 32-year-old member asked:

How long would laser treatment for acne scars take?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Denis Winder
60 years experience
Information: The actual treatment doesn't take long. However, dermabrasion is still the best treatment. Generally it is not possible to get rid of the scars completely. If you have pigmented skin such as in mediterranean, or negro type be careful with treatments that alter the surface as they can cause pigment change that may be as annoying as the acne scars.
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Last updated Oct 24, 2017

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