A member asked:

Is it possible to get laser treatment for acne scars if you have pimples on your face?

3 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Sheila Calderon answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

First we use the laser to shut down the inflamed oil glands and then we use the co2 laser to treat the acne scars. You would want the oil to be under control before undergoing the ablative laser so you do not have so much oozing. Acne can be triggered by sun, stress, hormones, lack of sleep, picking and more. Control that first and the scarring second.

Answered Jul 30, 2015



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Dr. David Motoki answered

Specializes in Plastic Surgery

The active acne should be controlled prior to laser treatment for acne scars to minimize risk of infection.

Answered May 24, 2013



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