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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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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


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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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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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What is the most effective scar removal treatment for acne scars?

What is the most effective scar removal treatment for acne scars?

Surgical : Depending upon depth, extent location skin color, skin type, will determine what the best choice is for any individual scar situation. ...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?

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

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What is the best treatment for sun damage and brown spots snd mild cystic acne scar removal on the face?

What is the best treatment for sun damage and brown spots snd mild cystic acne scar removal on the face?

Several: Intense pulsed light (ipl) is really good for sun damage but especially the brown spots. Chiemical peels can work too depending on the damage as well as on some acne scars. Other acne scars may need lasers or certain type of in office surgical intervention. ...Read more

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What side effects are commonly associated with laser treatment for removal of acne scars?

What side effects are commonly associated with laser treatment for removal of acne scars?

Laser for acne: Laser works but it comes at a price... You could have prolonged redness and require several treatments to achieve a satisfactory result. And there is always a chance of developing hypopigmentation or lightening of your skin. Then there is milia or whiteheads, lines of demarcation where your treatment stopped and the risks for infection. But it does work! ...Read more

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Can you get laser treatment for acne scars on your face?

Can you get laser treatment for acne scars on your face?

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 more

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Any treatment for acne scars other than lasers, such as chemical peels or creams?

Any treatment for acne scars other than lasers, such as chemical peels or creams?

Nothing works well: The main thing you should do is make sure you control your active lesions. Once you get a scar, lasers, peels, creams, dermabrasions just do not work well! come on in and we can discuss your options. http://www.orangecountyplasticsurgery.com/index.html. ...Read more

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What is the difference between peels and laser treatment to get rid of acne scars?

What is the difference between peels and laser treatment to get rid of acne scars?

Very similar: Both techniques remove the top layers of the skin and are usually limited to epidermis. However most scars occur in the dermis. Peels or laser resurfacing that are used to treat the dermis may have a higher risk of scarring. Newer laser techniques use fractionated or pixelated therapy to avoid a full surface injury. By leaving islands of normal skin intact, healing proceeds faster & with less risk. ...Read more

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I want to have a fraxel laser treatment on my severe acne scars. Is this effective?

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I want to have a fraxel laser treatment on my severe acne scars. Is this effective?

Fraxel for acne scar: The fraxel laser is very effective for treating acne scars if used aggressively. It requires several treatments but you can go to work without any downtime. For faster results in one treatment with downtime use the pixel or fractionated co2 laser or the erbium lasers. ...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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How much laser treatment for acne scar in usa? Because I have lots of acne scar black color i feel ugly of this scar. I want clear face

How much laser treatment for acne scar in usa? Because I have lots of acne scar black color i feel ugly of this scar. I want clear face

Not really: You can produce improvements in the scars but you cannot laser them off. Costs will vary and multiple sessions will likely be required with a total cost ranging from 1000-15, 000 usd. Expect improvements but not complete eradication of scarring. ...Read more

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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

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


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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