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Which one is the best for an acne treatment: e-light or nd yag laser?

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Dr. Lisa Kates
Dermatology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Acne laser treatment

There are several lasers to treat acne and acne scars.
Much of the data is comparable. My advise would be to seek a board- certified dermatologist who is knowledgeable in lasers and consult with them to to see which laser would be most beneficial for you.

In brief: Acne laser treatment

There are several lasers to treat acne and acne scars.
Much of the data is comparable. My advise would be to seek a board- certified dermatologist who is knowledgeable in lasers and consult with them to to see which laser would be most beneficial for you.
Dr. Lisa Kates
Dr. Lisa Kates
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Dr. Rex Moulton-Barrett
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Blue light and photo

If you are trying to reduce the frequency of braekouts then blue light and a photosensitizer such as levulinic acid is really quite good with up to 1 yr reduction in break outs.
However if you are trying to resurface the effects of acne, ie fatten the mountains and raise the valleys really er yag is a good modality but the skin much be pretreated if fitz iii and above to prevent hyper-pigmentation.

In brief: Blue light and photo

If you are trying to reduce the frequency of braekouts then blue light and a photosensitizer such as levulinic acid is really quite good with up to 1 yr reduction in break outs.
However if you are trying to resurface the effects of acne, ie fatten the mountains and raise the valleys really er yag is a good modality but the skin much be pretreated if fitz iii and above to prevent hyper-pigmentation.
Dr. Rex Moulton-Barrett
Dr. Rex Moulton-Barrett
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