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La mer, mederma, massages, and nothing seems to work for acne scars. Would a laser treatment work?

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Dr. Jason Bloom
Facial Plastic Surgery
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In brief: Fractionated laser

One of the best treatments for acne scarring is fractionated laser. Depending on your skin color, texture and extent of scarring there are different laser options out there.
A non-ablative fractionated laser like the fraxel re:store or dual has no real downtime, but requires multiple treatments. A fractionated co2 laser is more aggressive with about a week downtime, but may give faster results.

In brief: Fractionated laser

One of the best treatments for acne scarring is fractionated laser. Depending on your skin color, texture and extent of scarring there are different laser options out there.
A non-ablative fractionated laser like the fraxel re:store or dual has no real downtime, but requires multiple treatments. A fractionated co2 laser is more aggressive with about a week downtime, but may give faster results.
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Dr. Lawrence Colen
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Acne scars are tough

There are a lot of options available to improve acne scarring.
The proper treatment depends upon the severity of the scarring. Topical creams and ointments are not usually helpful. Non-invasive lasers help with very superficial scarring, more invasive lasers are better for moderate scarring, and both dermabrasion and surgical excision are best for more severe scarring.

In brief: Acne scars are tough

There are a lot of options available to improve acne scarring.
The proper treatment depends upon the severity of the scarring. Topical creams and ointments are not usually helpful. Non-invasive lasers help with very superficial scarring, more invasive lasers are better for moderate scarring, and both dermabrasion and surgical excision are best for more severe scarring.
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