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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 18 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.
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
Acne scar options: You can never remove a scar, once present. However, multiple options for improving the appearance of acne scars exist. Depending on your skin and exact circumstances your facial plastic surgeon or dermatologist may recommend laser treatments (including co2, 1550 nm erbium), peels, dermabrasion, or well as topical treatments. Seek a physician with experience.

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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
59 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.
A 42-year-old member asked:

Is it possible to get laser treatment for acne scars if you have pimples on your face?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sheila Calderon
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Yes: First we use the laser to shut down the inflamed oil glands and then we use the co2 laser to treat the acne scars. You would want the oil to be under control before undergoing the ablative laser so you do not have so much oozing. Acne can be triggered by sun, stress, hormones, lack of sleep, picking and more. Control that first and the scarring second.
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 57 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.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Acne scars cure..Natural or laser treatment?

6 doctor answers11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics 35 years experience
Acne is complex: The cause of acne is elusive and so is the treatment. I am not aware of any natural cures other than avoiding food which may precipitate an attack. Lasers are not typically used for active disease but more for scarring. "ilght therapy" may be effective and so is pdt with ala.

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Last updated Mar 17, 2017

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