A 32-year-old member asked:
Which is a more effective treatment for acne scars: chemical peeling or laser skin resurfacing?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
A Verified Doctoranswered
Laser is deeper: In general, a deep laser peel will be more effective, but the recovery time will be longer than a moderate chemical peel.
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Family Medicine 42 years experience
Laser resurfacing: Laser is more effective overall. By using different lasers and laser techniques the depth of surface removed can be finely controlled for optimal response and result. No method is 100% successful.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Laser skin resurfacing--reimbursed if acne scars?
3 doctor answers • 10 doctors weighed in
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Usually not: Insurance typically will help with the management and control of acne infections, but do not often pay for the care of the scarring that results.
6k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Dec 22, 2014
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