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

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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dr. Joseph Eastern
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Dr. Steven Zimmet
I agree. However, there are laser & light treatments that can help reduce active acne. These include blue light and isolaz, among others.
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