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Are there any laser treatments for acne marks or pitted scars?

Are there any laser treatments for acne marks or pitted scars?

Yes: There are a variety of options if you wish to be rid of acne scars; lasers are one choice. There's also the option of keeping them, as some of hollywood's stars have done. It's your body and your decision. ...Read more

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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How much do the laser acne treatments cost?

How much do the laser acne treatments cost?

That varies: The costs can range from 300-700 per treatment and this varies with the expertise of the physician and the area you live in. ...Read more

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I have severe acne.. I'm wondering if I should maybe try laser treatments, any tips?

I have severe acne.. I'm wondering if I should maybe try laser treatments, any tips?

Scientific Rx: You'd do much better to try mainstream rx. I'm going to assume that topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated has not cleared you adequately, and that a trial of prescription-strength rx by your physicain (antibiotics, retinoic acid derivatives, maybe spironolactone) wasn't successful. You're most likely to get the result you want from a dermatologist with isotretinoin. ...Read more

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What kinds of laser treatment can remove acnes quickly? Any ideas about the wavelength or other determining factors?

What kinds of laser treatment can remove acnes quickly? Any ideas about the wavelength or other determining factors?

Photofacial and peel: Most photofacial units have a wavelength setting that kill the p. Acnes bacteria and can greatly improve your condition. Another useful and less costly approach is to have a facial peel with salicylic acid (essentially Aspirin at high concentration). This kills the bacteria, unplugs the pores, and is anti-inflammatory, so decreases facial redness. ...Read more

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Is laser acne treatment worth it?

Is laser acne treatment worth it?

Yes: If you are having difficulty with the standard acne treatments then the addition of a laser therapy can be beneficial. The carbon spectra peel is one, isolase is another, Basically they open clogged pores and possible kill the acne causing bacteria. ...Read more

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Could laser treatment work for acne?

Could laser treatment work for acne?

Scars: Lasers are best for certain types of deep scar after acne has healed. If your disease is active, it's better managed using medication. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. ...Read more

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Can acne laser treatment really work?

Can acne laser treatment really work?

May help: Lots of options for acne scars. Unfortunately no one treatment is perfect and they are difficult to treat. Three basic approaches: surface treatments, "resurfacing" (ie laser or dermabrasion), volume treatments (injectable fillers to "plump up" the depressed areas) and excisional treatments as for for localized areas or through stretching the skin as with a form of facelift. ...Read more

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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. Mark Pack
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Laser (Definition)

Laser is an abbreviation for light amplification ...Read more