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A 30-year-old member asked:

how old should you be to have laser surgery for acne scars?

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Dr. Stephen Friedman
Dermatology 41 years experience
Any Age: Laser surgery for acne may be utilized for patients of any age. Acne is a skin condition that affects those in puberty or adolescence.
Dr. J David Holcomb
Facial Plastic Surgery 29 years experience
Age isn't main issue: Generally ablative laser treatments that remove tissue are recommended after active acne breakouts have stopped. This often doesn't occur until late teen years or after (parental consent may be required). Ablative laser treatments should be delayed for at least one year after Accutane use. A variety of other laser/light treatments for active acne can help control breakouts and reduce scarring.

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Will these painful sun rashes scar my skin?

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Depends on how bad: A sunburn is just that, a burn. Burns can be classified as 1st, 2nd, or 3rd degree. A mild sunburn, 1st degree, will get red and sore but will probably heal without scarring. A severe sunburn is like a 2nd degree burn with blistering of the skin. This more often can lead to freckling or scarring. Overexposure to the sun, regardless of burning, increases your risk of skin cancer later in life.
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Can laser ablation cause extra scar tissue in the womb?

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I never had acne as a teenager. Why am I now getting acne as an adult?

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Dr. Jerome Litt
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Man or Woman? Age?: I believe that acne can be caused by or aggravated by certain foods and medications. I would have to know your gender; your age, and do you eat nuts and peanut butter? High glycemic index foods? Chocolate? If you are a girl/woman, do you break out before your periods, for example?
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How long after breast surgery with implants will I be in pain for?

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Pain: Variable; i put the implant under the muscle which may have more pain than under the breast only. Either way it will not be very painful after 2-3 weeks.

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