Is the Argon laser beneficial for hypertrophic acne scars?

Derm. Argon laser not usually utilized for hypertrophic acne scarring. Successful treatment of acne scarring requires not only an understanding of appropriate treatments for different scar types, but also skilled execution of the procedure by the physician. See a cosmetic dermatologist for best evaluation.

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Does cryotherapy work for hypertrophic acne scars on the back? To thin to inject and doctor said they don't have lasers for raised scars.

Acne scar therapy. I use a "palette of therapies" for acne scars based on the characteristics of the scars in question. Cryotherapy works well for darker color, and is also used in conjunction with intralesional Kenalog (triamcinolone). However, it does not play much of a primary role in treating scars. Read more...

Is the fraxel laser good for acne scars?

Yes for some cases. The fractional laser is fda approved for the treatment of acne scars. You should realize that nothing will actually remove scars . The fractional laser, like other scar treatments, might reduce the visiblity of scars and blend them into the surrounding skin. You should see a dermatologist of facial plastic surgeon to discuss the best options for you. Read more...
Yes. The fraxel re:pair can be effective, but in creating improvement, not correction, of acne scars. Read more...

What is BBL fotofacial laser? And is it good for acne and acne scars?

BBL laser. BBL treatments may help with acne, as well as red and brown pigmentation issues, and skin rejuvenation. It will not address acne scarring. Other lasers may better help with the concerns of acne related scarring. Read more...

What is laser resurfacing for pitting acne scars like?

Excise pitting scars. Laser resurfacing (or for that matter, dermabrasion resurfacing) can improve the overall quality of skin, and even acneiform-scarred skin. Of course, darker pigmented skin is potentially more difficult to treat via resurfacing techniques due to possible hyperpigmentation. Nonetheless, ice pick scars or deep pitting scars, are often best excised first; then resurfacing treatments can follow. Read more...

How old should you be to have laser surgery for acne scars?

Any Age. Laser surgery for acne may be utilized for patients of any age. Acne is a skin condition that affects those in puberty or adolescence. Read more...
Age isn't main issue. Generally ablative laser treatments that remove tissue are recommended after active acne breakouts have stopped. This often doesn't occur until late teen years or after (parental consent may be required). Ablative laser treatments should be delayed for at least one year after Accutane use. A variety of other laser/light treatments for active acne can help control breakouts and reduce scarring. Read more...

Acne scars on face deep can fractional laser improve how much percent?

Many options. There are a variety of methods to improve acne scars - the best method(s) depend upon the nature of the scars. Fractional co2 lasers are very helpful. Some scars may be so deep that surgical excision of the scar is the best solution. There is no way to obtain 100% improvement but more than 50% improvement with a single treatment should be expected. Read more...
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". Read more...

Could laser resurfacing completely remove acne scars. Any side effects?

Not completely. But it's pretty good. There's also microsurgery and fillers. It's safe and not so bad. I'm sorry you weren't treated as you should have been when you had your acne, and i hope you get what you want. Read more...

How old do you have to be to have laser surgery for removing your acne scars?

No particular age. Laser tx for acne scars is most often done either with fractionated co2 or fraxel lasers. While these usually produce modest benefit, they are painful & require recovery. There is no particular age requirement for treatment. I would always be most comfortable with patients who are mature enough to make an intelligent decision once they understand the risks, benefits and treatment alternatives. Read more...
When breakouts stop. First lasers do not remove scars, acne or otherwise. Treat for acne scarring can be done when the break out have stopped. Read more...

Options to ease pain for laser for acne scars without numbing cream or pills?

Neural distraction. Dear bobcat22628: you could pretreat with ice or cryogenic spray or try neural distraction or neural confusion like vibration or moving two-point discrimination. Read more...