What are the implications of laser acne/skin resurfacing?

Laser resurfacing. Laser resurfacing is most commonly performed for wrinkes, skin texture and laxity, acne scarring, large pores, etc. You really need to speak a dermatologist specializing in laser surgery so that you don't have to get endless treatments and to keep your total costs down.

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Laser skin resurfacing--reimbursed if acne scars?

Usually not. Insurance typically will help with the management and control of acne infections, but do not often pay for the care of the scarring that results. Read more...
Unlikely. Insurance companies typically do not reimburse for treatments that are cosmetic in nature. If there is a medically necessary reason for the treatment, insurance should reimburse for it. Read more...

What are side effects of laser skin resurfacing for acne scars? Should it be avoided for its side effects? Is it considered a cosmetic operation?

It's worth it. Please forgive my frankness. Acne scars are a serious liability especially for a young woman. There's no "right" or "wrong" but this is a fact of life. I'm very sorry that your acne was not treated as it should have been. Be sure you acne is now under control -- your physician can help -- and continue this cosmetic, important procedure, ignoring the scare stories you read online. Read more...
Depends. If the scars are bothering you the laser resurfacing with something like a fractionated co2 laser can help but there is a little downtime . In general a good result is considered 505 reduction of scars and may need several treatments. Side effects include developing infections bacterial , viral and fungal so you have to follow post care instruction. Also scar and pigment changes see a physician. Read more...

Which is a more effective treatment for acne scars: chemical peeling or laser skin resurfacing?

Laser is deeper. In general, a deep laser peel will be more effective, but the recovery time will be longer than a moderate chemical peel. Read more...
Laser resurfacing. Laser is more effective overall. By using different lasers and laser techniques the depth of surface removed can be finely controlled for optimal response and result. No method is 100% successful. Read more...

I've got marks different than acne scars, but some are just as deep. Could skin resurfacing help?

Yes. Use of mechanical dermabrasion, resurfacing lasers, come chemical peels offer help in masking small scars. Depending on cause, depth, and shape of scars, treatment will vary. 'ice pick' type scars are difficult to effectively treat, crater-type are easier. Seek a good dermatologist who treats scars may be best. Read more...

Severe acne scars on forehead, and the sides of the face. Besides dermabrasion & other skin resurfacing treatments how can I achieve clear skin again?

Acne scars. It is unlikely that your skin will be clear but it can be improved. Treatment must be based on addressing the active disease (usually with oral retinoids and/or systemic or topical antibiotics and skin care regimen) and then using other methods to address the established scars. This can include peels, lasers, dermabrasion, surgery, grafts, fillers, grafts, etc. Read more...
No guarantee. No treatment will guarantee complete resolution of acne scars. You mentioned dermoabrasion, was it done using chemical peels or laser peeling? Laser peeling seems to be more effective, but again, no guarantee. I'd strongly recommend discussing your options with a dermatologist. If your acne are deep ones, as i mentioned again, there may no complete resolution. Read more...
Don't give up! Deep acne scars are a tough problem. Laser resurfacing, in my opinion, is the best way to improve the appearance. It is rarely a one time treatment, however. We use active fx and deep fx and repeat the treatment a few times (we wait a few months between treatments to evaluate the effect) for maximal benefit. Read more...
Only limited options. These are the best available options. Occasionally, when there is a cluster of severe scars in one area, that entire area can be excised so as to remove multiple acne scars in exchange for one narrow, flat, linear scar. This is placed so as to be as inconspicuous as possible. In patients over about 40 years of age, skin tightening procedures ("mini-facelift") might also help. Read more...
Seek consultation. If you still have active acne, seek a dermatologist to get control of the acne first, then you can address the scarring. Next, seek consultation with a qualified facial plastic surgeon. There are different modalities available, but it depends on your exact condition. Very deep "ice pick" scars sometimes do best with excision. Great improvements are possible. Best wishes! Read more...