A 22-year-old female asked:
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should i go to a cosmetic plastic surgeon, dermatolgist or esthetician for acne scar/hyperpigmentation. i would like laser produces or peels done.

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Dr. M. Christine Lee
27 years experience Dermatology
See a Specialist: You should see either a dermatologist or cosmetic surgeon who specializes in acne scarring, cosmetic surgery and lasers. They would own many lasers and have many years of experience treating acne scarring, hyperpigmentation and other disorders. Chemical acid peels do not work as well as lasers but some doctors do not own any lasers and only offer chemical peels. But lasers cost more.
Answered on Jan 22, 2015
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Dr. Joshua Fox
Dr. Joshua Fox commented
38 years experience Dermatology
Cosmetic surgeon does not tell us the specialty of the doctor.
Mar 17, 2013
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Consider Derm first: I would generally recommend that you see a dermatologist first for several reasons. The first is to determine the cause and treatment of existing or ongoing or recurrent attacks to minimize future disease. This can take some time but is your best investment.
Answered on Mar 11, 2013
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Dr. Joshua Fox
38 years experience Dermatology
Derm for pigment: Dermatologist are uniquely trained to deal with pigmentation problems. Dermatologists with lasers are better able to treat both problems at the same time and to use peels if they feel you would do better with that modality
Answered on Aug 20, 2013
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