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Is it okay to use laser resurfacing while still having acne?

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Dr. Leonard Grossman
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: No

It is best and the safest to have the acne controlled first, even for a short time before getting laser treatment.
There are excellent laser treatments available for treatment of acne. Good luck from nyc.

In brief: No

It is best and the safest to have the acne controlled first, even for a short time before getting laser treatment.
There are excellent laser treatments available for treatment of acne. Good luck from nyc.
Dr. Leonard Grossman
Dr. Leonard Grossman
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Dr. Christopher Scott
Dermatology

In brief: Medical & cosmetic

In general, it is highly recommended to obtain control of the primary process before seeking cosmetic aid.
Failure to adequately treat acne before initiating cosmetic intervention is frustrating and expensive. That being said, cooperation with your aesthetician can improve acne. Comedonal acne may benefit from laser, while nodulocystic acne requires aggressive primary medical management.

In brief: Medical & cosmetic

In general, it is highly recommended to obtain control of the primary process before seeking cosmetic aid.
Failure to adequately treat acne before initiating cosmetic intervention is frustrating and expensive. That being said, cooperation with your aesthetician can improve acne. Comedonal acne may benefit from laser, while nodulocystic acne requires aggressive primary medical management.
Dr. Christopher Scott
Dr. Christopher Scott
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Not while active

While some laser treatments more specifically ipl or pdt) are directed at treating acne disease laser is generally not recommended for resurfacing with active lesions.
Post op care typically requires occlusive dressings which can make the lesions worse.

In brief: Not while active

While some laser treatments more specifically ipl or pdt) are directed at treating acne disease laser is generally not recommended for resurfacing with active lesions.
Post op care typically requires occlusive dressings which can make the lesions worse.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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