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Whats better for acne scars laser removal or facial peels? Is there a better one besides these two as well?

Acne scars: In general lasers can help both depressed and elevated acne scars. They can also help white or red scars- even if they are old! lasers also can achieve a higher degree of correction in most cases. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne 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 face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...Read more


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I have large dark spot on my cheeks (both sides)and then now i just realized it was from the(acne scar laser removal eco2) i did 7 month , what to do ?

I have large dark spot on my cheeks (both sides)and then now i just realized it was from the(acne scar laser removal eco2) i did 7 month , what to do ?

Hyperpigmentation: Post inlfammatory hyperpigmentation or hemosiderosis may not respond well to hydroquinone (hq). Vitamin k oxides are purported to have some effect but I am not convinced. Lasers have mixed results and have occasionally caused worsening due to increased inflammation. I suggest trying test spots first. Use of "peel and bleach" creams (hq +retina +steroid) may be effective but require strict sunblock. ...Read more

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Does laser scar removal for acne scars work well?

Does laser scar removal for acne scars work well?

Yes: Both fractionated carbon dioxide and erbium lasers offer significant improvement for scars. The erbium offers faster healing time of 3-4 days and is appropriate for recent or old scars as well as surgical scars. ...Read more

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Does laser scar removal for acne scars really work?

Does laser scar removal for acne scars really  work?

Yes and no: Once a scar has been made, there is currently no technology that can create a scarless area but there are several including lasers which can help. Techniques are dependent on the experience and skill of the practitioner as well as the response of the individual, all a which are highly variable. For best results, seek someone with a lot of experience with your particular problem. ...Read more

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Can anyone recommend the best place for laser acne scar removal in or near the bay area in california? I did research but found nothing promising.

Can anyone recommend the best place for laser acne scar removal in or near the bay area in california? I did research but found nothing  promising.

Dermatologists: To my knowledge, nearly almost all dermatologists are going to have laser treatment of acne scars as one of their mainstays of treatment options. Have you called a dermatologists office near you? I looked on line just now and there were a lot of dermatologists in the bay area offering this service. Best, of luck. ...Read more

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Is laser treatment effective for acne scar removal?

Is laser treatment effective for acne scar removal?

Yes: The improvment of the acne scars by laser depends on the type of scar and the patients skin type. The atrophic acne scars are improved by the fracional co2 or erbium lasers, but the ice-pick and box car type scarring is not improved much. Your need to seem and experience dermatological laser surgeon for evaluation. ...Read more

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Are acne scar removal products (bio oil, selevax, etc.)as effective as fractional co2 laser? Can you share some sources?

Are acne scar removal products (bio oil, selevax, etc.)as effective as fractional co2 laser? Can you share some sources?

No.: No topical treatment will ever be as helpful as the laser you mentioned. Go to the website for the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (asds.net) for more info. ...Read more

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Are acne scar removal products specfically creams like bio oil, selevax as effective as fractional co2 laser?

Not really: Depending on the scars and your skin type, a fractionated laser may be stronger/better than creams. Overall ice pick acne scars are very difficult to treat. ...Read more

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Can you tell me, are acne scar removal products(creams like bio oil, selevax etc)as effective as fractional co2 laser?

Can you tell me, are acne scar removal products(creams like bio oil, selevax etc)as effective as fractional co2 laser?

No: You'll be cruelly disappointed. I'm sorry your acne was neglected and you ended up with scars. If you want them fixed, you'll need a laser, a filler or microsurgery. ...Read more

Dr. M. Christine Lee
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Acne Scar (Definition)

Acne scars are much deeper than the 2 dimensional blemish on the surface. The collagen fibers may extend through the subcutaneous fat to pull the surface down toward the underlying fascial layers. This creates the three dimensional "pit" common ...Read more


Dr. Barry Press
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Scarring (Definition)

A scar is the result of the body healing. It is the end product of a long cascade of signals and cellular repair that takes approximately a year to complete, and a lifetime to maintain. It is a normal process that occurs whenever ...Read more