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Can you laser acne atrophic scars off the face?

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Dr. Ram Kalus
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes.

There are many treatments for acne scars ranging from actual surgery to dermabrasion to laser ablation or resurfacing.
Often. Multiple treatments may be required. Laser resurfacing can often be quite painful during the recovery phase.

In brief: Yes.

There are many treatments for acne scars ranging from actual surgery to dermabrasion to laser ablation or resurfacing.
Often. Multiple treatments may be required. Laser resurfacing can often be quite painful during the recovery phase.
Dr. Ram Kalus
Dr. Ram Kalus
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Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Scarring can be improved with laser and non-laser treatments.
Scarring cannot be completely removed, however.

In brief: No

Scarring can be improved with laser and non-laser treatments.
Scarring cannot be completely removed, however.
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
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Dr. Robert Alexander
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Sometimes

Use of lasers can improve some scarring areas, but may result in changes of pigment in the skin.
Lasers can help by some skin tightening to lessen the scar depths, but often cannot safely remove all evidence. Some use a combination of mechanical dermabrasion to "plane" the skin, followed by laser to resurface the skin and improve texture of the sites.

In brief: Sometimes

Use of lasers can improve some scarring areas, but may result in changes of pigment in the skin.
Lasers can help by some skin tightening to lessen the scar depths, but often cannot safely remove all evidence. Some use a combination of mechanical dermabrasion to "plane" the skin, followed by laser to resurface the skin and improve texture of the sites.
Dr. Robert Alexander
Dr. Robert Alexander
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Not really

You can produce improvements in the scatsmbut you cannot laser them off.

In brief: Not really

You can produce improvements in the scatsmbut you cannot laser them off.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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