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I have really bad acne scars on my cheeks and on the sides of my chin. Can laser resurfacing help to smooth out my acne…

Question:

I have really bad acne scars on my cheeks and on the sides of my chin. Can laser resurfacing help to smooth out my acne scarring?

Answer:

Laser resurfacing is my treatment of choice for acne scarring.  I use a CO2 laser to accomplish this.  You would be a good candidate as long as your acne is no longer active.  Dermabrasion is another option for skin resurfacing, but I prefer the CO2 laser.  The most important factor in deciding to have this procedure is the healing period.  It takes several weeks for your skin to heal, and you will need to avoid direct sun exposure.  I tell my patients to plan at least 3-4 weeks “down time”.

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