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Which is a more effective treatment for acne scars: chemical peeling or laser skin resurfacing?

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Dr. Bruce Genter
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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.
Dr. Ronald Buckman
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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Laser skin resurfacing--reimbursed if acne scars?

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Dr. Robert Alexander
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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.

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