Will Laser Resurfacing Help to Minimize Open/enlarged Pores?

I am a 25 year old male and i am fair skinned. Teenage acne has left some mild scarring but oil production has been a significant issue leading to significant enlargement of the pores to my cheeks nose and forehead. What improvement would be realistically possible following such treatment?

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Sciton Halo Laser for Pores

Until recently there has not been any really good solution for facial pores. Sciton developed a new laser called the Halo. Its a hybrid fractional laser which uses 2 lasers together to achieve results. In the studies (of which I was a part of) we found unexpected unbelievable results on pores (as well as expected improvement in texture, pigment etc). This laser is starting to be delivered to physicians in July 2014

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Pore size reduction

Pore size may be reduced with numerous lasers that are available.  Erbium lasers can sometimes do it by performing microlaser peels as well as Thermascan lasers which can also help acne scarring by remodeling collagen under the surface.

Steven Wallach, MD
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
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Minimize pores

Some patients see improvement with laser resurfacing and some don't. Fraxel Restore has provided some improvement for my patients but I can't guarantee the results.

Ronald Shelton, MD
Manhattan Dermatologist
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