Does Fractional Co2 Laser Help with Active Acne?
- Asked by zoe92 in burbank
- 1 year ago
I was told by a dermatologist that it was one good option to go with the fractional co2 laser even though i still have active acne and scars.
CO2 laser and scars
You should have your acne under good control before considering CO2 laser treatments for your acne scars.
Yes, I have used Fractional CO2 on patients with Mild Acne Outbreaks and Scars without problems
Midfacial acne scars respond well to laser abrasion esp when subcision and fillers are added. Once I have a patient under fair control of their acne, I have found that the skin responds very well to this light based energy: with retexturing, softening, and smoothing out the contour irregulaities. I usually treat patients roughly 6Months apart to allow the redness to fade. M.Lyons,md
Fractional CO2 for Active Acne?
Hello. We would not agree that a fractional CO2 would be effective for active acne. If the priority was textured (indented) acne scars and the active acne was very mild, this may be a good treatment option. But if active acne is a significant concern, then we would not opt for a fractional CO2.
Fractional CO2 is good for textural issues, not active acne.
Web reference: http://www.celibre.com/acne-scars.aspx
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