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Can acne laser treatment really work?

Can acne laser treatment really work?

May help: Lots of options for acne scars. Unfortunately no one treatment is perfect and they are difficult to treat. Three basic approaches: surface treatments, "resurfacing" (ie laser or dermabrasion), volume treatments (injectable fillers to "plump up" the depressed areas) and excisional treatments as for for localized areas or through stretching the skin as with a form of facelift. ...Read more

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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the ...Read more


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Which acne laser treatment is most effective?

Which acne laser treatment is most effective?

Laser: There are several lasers for this purpose. We use the erbuim laser for this and we like the results. ...Read more

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There are pit holes in face due to acne, will laser treatment help ?

There are pit holes in face due to acne, will laser treatment help ?

Yes: Fractionated co2 or erbium will improve acne scars in one session. With repeated sessions if desired additional improvement can be achieved.See experienced dermatologist for evaluation as your acne must be controlled at the same time before and after laser procedure. ...Read more

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La mer, mederma, massages, and nothing seems to work for acne scars. Would a laser treatment work?

La mer, mederma, massages, and nothing seems to work for acne scars. Would a laser treatment work?

Fractionated laser : One of the best treatments for acne scarring is fractionated laser. Depending on your skin color, texture and extent of scarring there are different laser options out there. A non-ablative fractionated laser like the fraxel re:store or dual has no real downtime, but requires multiple treatments. A fractionated co2 laser is more aggressive with about a week downtime, but may give faster results. ...Read more

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Is laser acne treatment worth it?

Is laser acne treatment worth it?

Yes: If you are having difficulty with the standard acne treatments then the addition of a laser therapy can be beneficial. The carbon spectra peel is one, isolase is another, Basically they open clogged pores and possible kill the acne causing bacteria. ...Read more

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How effective is the laser acne treatment?

How effective is the  laser acne treatment?

Effective: It depends on the acne and the laser used. It can be very effective though with the correct laser and settings. ...Read more

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Can somebody tell me how can laser acne treatment work?

Can somebody tell me how can laser acne treatment work?

Exfoliation: Part of the development of acne is a clogging of the pores with abnormal cornification of the skin. THe sebum gets clogged and ultimately infected. Most lasers shed the outer layer of skin and help clear the pores. Some also harm the bacteria causing the acne itself ...Read more

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Tell me about laser acne scar treatment?

Tell me about laser acne scar treatment?

It works VERY well!: The co2 laser works very well for acne scars of the face. The co2 laser emits invisible energy that is absorbed by the skin, vaporizing a very thin amount of the surface. The laser energy also stimulates production of new collagen. This results in the skin becoming smoother, and ultimately stronger and thicker than before the treatment. It may not get rid of all the scars, but it really helps! ...Read more

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Will it take more than one laser acne scar treatment to diminish the scars on my face?

Will it take more than one laser acne scar treatment to diminish the scars on my face?

Depends on modality: Laser treatments for acne can only soften the scars, but do not completely erase them. The non invasive lasers build collagen slowly, take multiple procedures and are costly. The more invasive treatments (ablative fractional resurfacing or full face ablative laser resurfacing with co2 or erbium laser) has both the abrasion affect as well as the collagen building benefit, but more down time. ...Read more

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Could laser treatment work for acne?

Could laser treatment work for acne?

Scars: Lasers are best for certain types of deep scar after acne has healed. If your disease is active, it's better managed using medication. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. ...Read more

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Can laser treatment for acne really help?

Can laser treatment for acne really help?

Absolutely: It is one the best treatments for results and combines products and medications for a long term solution. It is amazing and is done widely. ...Read more

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Is there such thing as laser treatment for acne?

Is there such thing as laser treatment for acne?

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. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if laser treatment works for acne?

Can you tell me if laser treatment works for acne?

Yes: Several lasers are helpful in controlling acne. The carbon spectra peel is one that is popular , some IPL units as well ...Read more

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What would be a highly effective laser treatment for acne?

What would be a highly effective laser treatment for acne?

Blue light: While not technically a laser, blue light treatments kill the bacteria that cause acne and can be very helpful. ...Read more

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What are the pros & cons for getting a laser treatment for acne?

Laser for acne: There are many different lasers. It depends what you want to treat. Is it to stop acne or to treat the acne scarring? There are different treatments for each. Acne scarring is best treated with dermabrasion because you can sand the scars down better and easier than with a laser. ...Read more

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Iam 24 years old I had my laser treatment one year ago for acne I got relief but suddenly it again get started..please suggest what to do?

Iam 24 years old I had my laser treatment one year ago for  acne I got relief but suddenly it again get started..please suggest what to do?

Get seen: Many assume that acne ends after the teen years but some will have recurring problems well into their mid thirties or later. You need to get in and work on a skin program that works for you. Whether this is with your general doc or a skin specialist depends on availability. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

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Facial Pimples (Definition)

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