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Acne Scarring Laser Treatment
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Acne is complex: The cause of acne is elusive and so is the treatment. I am not aware of any natural cures other than avoiding food which may precipitate an attack. Lasers are not typically used for active disease but more for scarring. "ilght therapy" may be effective and so is pdt with ala. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is there any other way to cure light acne rolling scars (meaning indentation isn't really deep), without the use of any laser treatment?
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Many: There are many lasers: noninvasive and invasive. Noninvasive lasers help with discolorations (ipl, ktp, nd:yag, alex, ruby, pulsed dye, diode) or collagen remodeling (thermage, titan). Invasive lasers include co2, fractional co2 (activefx, deepfx, totalfx, repair), erbium, fraxel, ematrix. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Acne scar options: You can never remove a scar, once present. However, multiple options for improving the appearance of acne scars exist. Depending on your skin and exact circumstances your facial plastic surgeon or dermatologist may recommend laser treatments (including co2, 1550 nm erbium), peels, dermabrasion, or well as topical treatments. Seek a physician with experience. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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