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would laser-type treatment for slight small acne be acceptable?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Overkill: Mild acne should be treated first with topical benzoyl peroxide; a physician can add a second agent if required.

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Does photodynamic laser help acne?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Pricey: "photodynamic therapy" --usually the idea is that you take some chemical that is selectively absorbed by diseased cells which are then destroyed by light. This is a scam for most diseases; for acne there's some reason to think it could work but i'd resort to it only after evidence-based remedies (topical / systemic antibiotics, vitamin a analogues, benzoyl peroxide) fail, and they rarely fail.
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Help, how much are laser acne treatments in california ?

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500-2000 : It depends how many treatments and which modality used. Co2 laser is quite effective.
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A 20-year-old female asked:

What can I do to slowly lighten the acne mark i have? Laser is too expensive and time consuming for me..

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Improve not remove: Many options exist for cosmetic improvement and include anti-inflammatories, peels, exfoliation, lasers, resurfacing, bleaching, excision, grafting, fillers, and much more, scars vary in their severity and so do the treatments. See a plastic surgeon, dermatologist or ENT for options.
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How much do the laser acne treatments cost?

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Dr. Glenn Messina
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That varies: The costs can range from 300-700 per treatment and this varies with the expertise of the physician and the area you live in.
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A 20-year-old male asked:

Does going for constant lasering sessions help speed up acne recovering? My doctor recommended me to do once every week, it was a quick session 10-15m

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Laser: Laser treatments are an accepted and effective method of acne treatment. That being said, acne is an ongoing process and rarely is anything 100% effective.

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