A 20-year-old male asked:
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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 Holzapfel
21 years experience Plastic Surgery
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.
Answered on May 25, 2017

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