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Is it effective to treat acne scars with laser?And how long would it take?

Is it effective to treat acne scars with laser?And how long would it take?

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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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Can laser treatment be used to treat active acne? I'm on 10mg of isotretinion for 4-6months.

Can laser treatment be used to treat active acne? I'm on 10mg of isotretinion for 4-6months.

CAUTION: You must avoid these types of procedures while on Isotretinoin and for a period of time after completing it because of the increased risk of severe scarring. ...Read more

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What are other ways to treat acne scars rather than using lasers and face lifts? Any home reemedies or over-the-counter products?

What are other ways to treat acne scars rather than using lasers and face lifts? Any home reemedies or over-the-counter products?

Acne scars: If you already have scars from the acne, the safest thing will be to see a dermatologist and determine the best treatment option for you. Most home remedies and OTC products are not effective and some could be harmful. ...Read more

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What kind of laser is the best to treat red marks from acne , i have only 2 options, diod laser whoch is used to treat spider veins or fractional co2?

What kind of laser is the best to treat red marks from acne , i have only 2 options,  diod laser whoch is used to treat spider veins or fractional co2?

Not for red marks: Red marks from acne need to go away on their own. They're healing. A laser may help with the craters. I trust you are managing your acne. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated doesn't clear you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. All acne can be managed and it's easier in females. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can nodular cystic acne be treated by laser or light therapy. I hv acne filled with pus n blood and wish to get rid over it through laser. Possible?

Can nodular cystic acne be treated by laser or light therapy. I hv acne filled with pus n blood and wish to get rid over it through laser. Possible?

This is serious: I'm glad you're on isotretinoin and this is appropriate for a woman in your situation. Hopefully you'll get a good result. Other meds that may help if you relapse include spironolactone and the oral contraceptive pill. Lasers may be an adjunct for you. I'm really glad you're managing this and wish you the best for as long as you need to be treated. ...Read more

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I am undergoing laser toning for my face to treat large pores and pigmentation marks.few hours after the treatment i notced acne breakouts. reason?

I am undergoing  laser toning for my face to treat large pores and  pigmentation marks.few hours after the treatment i notced acne breakouts. reason?

Laser resurfacing: The laser procedure causes injury to the skin and as things heal, some of the pores may clog due to inflammation in the hair follicles and oil glands and cause an increase in acne lesions. It should be a temporary thing and ultimately, things should be better. ...Read more

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

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

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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Is laser acne removal effective?

Is laser acne removal effective?

Yes: Both lasers and fillers have worked remarkably well. Remember that you have a choice; some hollywood leading men like the scars and the "tough guy" character they give. I know you will make the right decision for yourself. ...Read more

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Does photodynamic laser help acne?

Does photodynamic laser help acne?

Maybe: Don't wash your face with body soap. Also don't use alcohol or comedogenic products on your face. Try to find an acne wash system like neutrogena, pangea organics or something with benzoyl peroxide. Following low sodium diet might help too, since acne-causing bacteria like salt. You can try to prevent spreading bacteria onto your face by not touching your face, washing your phone, etc. ...Read more

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Where can I get laser acne removal?

Where can I get laser acne removal?

No where: Lasers don't remove acne. Lasers can remove the scars from acne though. We do have a light device called the blue u that treats acne. Good luck. http://www.lasvegasdermatology.com/skin-conditions/acne. ...Read more

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What is the effect of laser acne removal?

What is the effect of laser acne removal?

Not great: Much better for acne scar removal. Light treatment with ala is not laser bout works for active acne as do chemical peels. Of course daily skin care is assumed. ...Read more

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How effective is laser resurfacing for acne?

How effective is laser resurfacing for acne?

Wrong choice: Laser resurfacing fixes acne scars, not acne. For acne scars, it can work great. It usually takes more than one treatment, and it takes time to see the results, but it works well. Other lasers and ipl devices can be used to treat acne. The procedures are not the same or even similar. If somebody tells you that a single treatment will do both, run away. ...Read more

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Want to have the laser acne removal, is it possible?

Want to have the laser acne removal, is it possible?

Not really: The aesthera laser pulls the skin tight then supposedly with withdraws oil from the follicles but no laser cures acne. ...Read more

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What are the chances of laser acne removal not working?

What are the chances of laser acne removal not working?

It depends: There are several lasers that do help acne. I don't know the exact statistics but I find the Q switches yags specifically the spectra carbon peel from Korea do work relatively well. It is a3 step process first heating a carbon on the face, second lasering the carbon off taking off a layer of skin and clearing pores probably killing the bacteria as well it required 5 treatments 10 days apart. ...Read more

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Which is more effective, laser acne or micro-dermabrasion?

Which is more effective, laser acne or micro-dermabrasion?

Depends: Laser acne treatments usually target sebaceous oil glands and help to damage/reduce them. They also help acne scarring by stimulating new collagen growth and by helping to reduce brown and red areas. Microdermabrasion removes the top dead layer of skin and also helps with red acne scars and promotes milder collagen stimulation. In my practice, i often combine the two procedures for synergy. ...Read more

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Can small small acne marks on face get away without laser?

Can small small acne marks on face get away without laser?

Yes: Most marks resulting from acne lesions are due to excess pigment in the skin (post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation). This will resolve on its own, eventually. However, it can take months. Prescription bleaching creams or chemical peels are great ways to speed this process up. See a qualified physician to discuss your needs, as you may be more prone to develop complications with such treatments. ...Read more

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Is it okay to use laser resurfacing while still having acne?

Is it okay to use laser resurfacing while still having acne?

Medical & cosmetic: In general, it is highly recommended to obtain control of the primary process before seeking cosmetic aid. Failure to adequately treat acne before initiating cosmetic intervention is frustrating and expensive. That being said, cooperation with your aesthetician can improve acne. Comedonal acne may benefit from laser, while nodulocystic acne requires aggressive primary medical management. ...Read more

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Anyone have laser acne removal done and get really consistent results?

Anyone have laser acne removal done and get really consistent results?

No: Lasers are more intended for acne scar rival not active acne. The aesthera laser is for acne but i'm not sure it's cost is worth the money. Good hygeine, topicals, chemical peels, oral agent when necessary and some light treatments are all better than laser for active acne. ...Read more

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Please explain if it is safe to use laser resurfacing while still having acne?

Please explain if it is safe to use laser resurfacing while still having acne?

Laser Resurfacing: If you have an active acne outbreak this should be treated and resolved prior to facial laser resurfacing to minimize the risk of infection and scarring after the laser procedure. ...Read more

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