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How effective is laser resurfacing for acne?

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Dr. Michael Sinclair
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Wrong choice

Laser resurfacing fixes acne scars, not acne.
For acne scars, it can work great. It usually takes more than one treatment, and it takes time to see the results, but it works well. Other lasers and ipl devices can be used to treat acne. The procedures are not the same or even similar. If somebody tells you that a single treatment will do both, run away.

In brief: Wrong choice

Laser resurfacing fixes acne scars, not acne.
For acne scars, it can work great. It usually takes more than one treatment, and it takes time to see the results, but it works well. Other lasers and ipl devices can be used to treat acne. The procedures are not the same or even similar. If somebody tells you that a single treatment will do both, run away.
Dr. Michael Sinclair
Dr. Michael Sinclair
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Dr. Stephen Friedman
Dermatology

In brief: Not Resurfacing

Various lasers are effective to treat acne.
After the acne has resolved, resurfacing lasers may be used to reduce the appearance of acne scars.

In brief: Not Resurfacing

Various lasers are effective to treat acne.
After the acne has resolved, resurfacing lasers may be used to reduce the appearance of acne scars.
Dr. Stephen Friedman
Dr. Stephen Friedman
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