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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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Dr. M. Christine Lee
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Can i get laser resurfacing for acne scars if i still have acne?

Can i get laser resurfacing for acne scars if i still have acne?

Best to wait: It is best to have the acne under control before doing scar treatment. See your dermatologist and get the acne clear and then plan on a treatment for the acne scars. ...Read more

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What is BBL fotofacial laser? And is it good for acne and acne scars?

What is BBL fotofacial laser? And is it good for acne and acne scars?

BBL laser: BBL treatments may help with acne, as well as red and brown pigmentation issues, and skin rejuvenation. It will not address acne scarring. Other lasers may better help with the concerns of acne related scarring ...Read more

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Which is a better way for acne scar fraxel laser, erbiume laser or infini?

Which is a better way for acne scar fraxel laser, erbiume laser or infini?

About same: These lasers fraxil is fractionated thus leaving behind islands of healthy skin to promote faster healing and les down time. THe erbium should be fractionated as well , ask your MD because older units are not. These lasers will vaporize to the dermis which will allow for complete rebuilding of the skin and a reduction of the scars. They likely wont go away 100% but you may get a 50% reduction. ...Read more

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I have indented acne scars. Is laser resurfacing the only option or are other alternatives available?

I have indented acne scars. Is laser resurfacing the only option or are other alternatives available?

Other treatments: There are other treatments as well, for example: 1) scar subscission 2) dermapen 3) cross tca peel 4) direct excision 5) fillers 6) traditional dermabrasion. ...Read more

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What is laser resurfacing for pitting acne scars like?

What is laser resurfacing for pitting acne scars like?

Excise pitting scars: Laser resurfacing (or for that matter, dermabrasion resurfacing) can improve the overall quality of skin, and even acneiform-scarred skin. Of course, darker pigmented skin is potentially more difficult to treat via resurfacing techniques due to possible hyperpigmentation. Nonetheless, ice pick scars or deep pitting scars, are often best excised first; then resurfacing treatments can follow. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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