Does laser resurfacing really get rid of acne scars?

Partially. Honestly, deep acne scars are difficult to treat with our current methods. At best, even with a good laser resurfacing treatment, 50% improvement would be considered a "good result".
Lasers reduce scars. Lasers will definitely reduce acne scars and improve the appearance of the skin. Patients with severe scarring often require multiple treatments with the laser to achieve improvement. Further, severe acne scarring cannot be erased or totally removed. However, patients who have the expectation of improvement in their scarring are typically very happy with the results.

Related Questions

How can I get rid of minor acne scars without going through expensive lasers?

Obagi blue peel . It depends on if you have been on a skin care regime preparing your skin for the blue peel you can actually see a dramatic change after one. Read more...

I want to get rid of deep acne scars. Do I need Microdermabrasion, Chemical peels or laser therapy? I have tried pills from dr & creams even blue light

Professional help. I am sorry you tried worthless cures, and if someone charged you money for "blue light" therapy, I would urge you to contact your local prosecuting attorney. Pills and creams won't touch these. You'll need to get with a specialist dermatologist or plastic surgeon for a filler, microsurgery, or laser work. Especially, if you see a kid whose acne is being neglected, say something. Best wishes. Read more...
Resurfacing. Skin resurfacing by a chemical peel, laser peel, or dermabrasion will be the only ways to improve on severe acne scaring. Of them i prefer dermabrasion for acne scaring because you can "shave" the top of the skin (mountains) more efficiently while leaving the scar tissue (valleys) untouched. this way the difference between the valleys and the mountains is decreased. Hope this helps. Read more...

Can I get laser resurfacing for acne scars if I still have acne?

Best to wait. It is best to have the acne under control before doing scar treatment. See your dermatologist and get the acne clear and then plan on a treatment for the acne scars. Read more...

How can I get some insight with laser resurfacing for acne scars (had severe cystic acne when I was younger)?

Acne scar laser. I think the best laser for acne scars is the carbon dioxide laser or the newer fractionated lasers (like fraxel). Read more...
ND yag laser. I have some preliminary results with nd yag laser which appear to be promising with acceptable patient satisfaction. Read more...