A 20-year-old male asked:
Would the co2 laser i'm getting for raised acne scars get rid of the redness. skin turns red with slightest rubbing or touching...
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Dr. Allison Holzapfelanswered
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
No: The CO2 laser will not address the redness of your skin. Redness is usually due to telangiectasias , flushing, or rosacea. A different laser wavelength would be necessary to reduce redness (i.e., Pulsed dye lasers, Intense pulsed light, etc.). In fact, your redness will be slightly increased during the healing process.
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