18 doctors weighed in:

How old do you have to be to have laser surgery for removing your acne scars?

18 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Shire
Facial Plastic Surgery
15 doctors agree

In brief: When breakouts stop

First lasers do not remove scars, acne or otherwise.
Treat for acne scarring can be done when the break out have stopped.

In brief: When breakouts stop

First lasers do not remove scars, acne or otherwise.
Treat for acne scarring can be done when the break out have stopped.
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Dr. Steven Zimmet
Aesthetic Medicine
13 doctors agree

In brief: No particular age

Laser tx for acne scars is most often done either with fractionated co2 or fraxel lasers.
While these usually produce modest benefit, they are painful & require recovery. There is no particular age requirement for treatment. I would always be most comfortable with patients who are mature enough to make an intelligent decision once they understand the risks, benefits and treatment alternatives.

In brief: No particular age

Laser tx for acne scars is most often done either with fractionated co2 or fraxel lasers.
While these usually produce modest benefit, they are painful & require recovery. There is no particular age requirement for treatment. I would always be most comfortable with patients who are mature enough to make an intelligent decision once they understand the risks, benefits and treatment alternatives.
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