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

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Dr. Stephen Friedman
Dermatology 43 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.
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Dr. J David Holcomb
Facial Plastic Surgery 31 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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