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Posted by: angela | 2010/02/18

Acne scars

I have an appointment at a laser clinic to see treatments for my facial scars caused by acne. Just want to confirm if lasers have proven to be effective in reducing the appearance of scars (these are now old scars - depressed and ice-pick) and what questions should I ask before proceeding. Can the lasers make the scars worse as only my cheeks are affected. The rest of my face is fine, prices etc.
Could you please shed some light on this?

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Hallo Angela
Laser is used for reduction of acne scars in selected patients but is not the only treatment available. I hope that you are going to be treated by a qualified dermatologist/plastic surgeon as the type of laser used and the procedure done must be specifically for your skin type and also the type of scars you have.
See http://www.health24.com/medical/Condition_centres/777-792-796-1537,21317.asp
http://www.skincarephysicians.com/agingskinnet/acne_scars.html

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Posted by: cyberdoc | 2010/02/22

Hallo Angela
Laser is used for reduction of acne scars in selected patients but is not the only treatment available. I hope that you are going to be treated by a qualified dermatologist/plastic surgeon as the type of laser used and the procedure done must be specifically for your skin type and also the type of scars you have.
See http://www.health24.com/medical/Condition_centres/777-792-796-1537,21317.asp
http://www.skincarephysicians.com/agingskinnet/acne_scars.html

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