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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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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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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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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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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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Laser acne removal -- good idea or bad?

Laser acne removal -- good idea or bad?

Your choice: Results are generally very good. There are also fillers that work remarkably well in skilled hands. Remember that you have a choice, and that several hollywood male stars have kept / cultivated their acne scars for the "tough guy" image they project. I know you will make the right choice for yourself. ...Read more

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What are side effects of laser acne removal?

What are side effects of laser acne removal?

Swelling redness: Laser acne removal can be a blue light with special medication which is called photodynamic therapy. You can have some swelling, redness and peeling of your skin. Other option for acne laser treatment can be ipl, vbeam, and/or smooth beam. With these lasers, you can have less side effects but it requires multiple sessions. ...Read more

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Laser acne removal, good idea or bad? How does the laser do it?

Laser acne removal, good idea or bad?  How does the laser do it?

Bad idea: Lasers are not intended at all to remove acne, in fact the heat generated could actually make it worse. There are much better treatments like #1 good skin care with right products, #2, chemical peels, #3blue light with or without ala, #4 other topical treatments #5 oral medications. #6 facials with acne masks. Lots of good choices that are not invasive and not harmful like a laser. ...Read more

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Can I have the laser acne removal when i'm have an active acne breakout?

You can, but...: ...I don't recommend it. The purpose of laser resurfacing is to smooth out the scarring caused by past acne breakouts. For optimal results the acne should be well-controlled. If you resurface the scarring, and then develop new breakouts, you're back at square one. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more


Dr. Michael Gabor
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Laser (Definition)

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