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How old should you be to have laser surgery for acne scars?

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Dr. J David Holcomb
Facial Plastic Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Age isn't main issue

Generally ablative laser treatments that remove tissue are recommended after active acne breakouts have stopped.
This often doesn't occur until late teen years or after (parental consent may be required). Ablative laser treatments should be delayed for at least one year after Accutane use. A variety of other laser/light treatments for active acne can help control breakouts and reduce scarring.

In brief: Age isn't main issue

Generally ablative laser treatments that remove tissue are recommended after active acne breakouts have stopped.
This often doesn't occur until late teen years or after (parental consent may be required). Ablative laser treatments should be delayed for at least one year after Accutane use. A variety of other laser/light treatments for active acne can help control breakouts and reduce scarring.
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Dr. Stephen Friedman
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Any Age

Laser surgery for acne may be utilized for patients of any age.
Acne is a skin condition that affects those in puberty or adolescence.

In brief: Any Age

Laser surgery for acne may be utilized for patients of any age.
Acne is a skin condition that affects those in puberty or adolescence.
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