I just have scars and acne spots, I would like to know how much CO2 fractional laser will cost me. (Photos)

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Acne scarring will require a series of treatments

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And best to have a combination of treatments to reduce the active acne, stimulate skin healing and reduce the appearance of the scars. You have a choice of micro needling which is extremely effective or fractional CO2 resurfacing. Typically 3-6 treatments of micro needling and maybe 1-3 treatments of CO2 depending of the strength of each treatment. Also good skin care to minimise new acne developing.

Although this sounds like a lot, it does improve many patients confidence when their scars are improved.

Improving Acne and Scars with Peels, Lasers, microneedling/prp, skin care, blue light

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It's difficult to tell from your pictures, but it looks like you have some active acne in addition to some scarring. I recommend getting a formal evaluation with a cosmetic dermatologist which can give you a plan for both with lasers, microneedling/prp, peels, blue light and skin care. Cost will vary, but it will take a series of treatments to get improvement. Best, Dr. Emer

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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Acne and acne scar relief is multimodality

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An in person consultation is necessary for evaluation, examination where the modalities of treatment are explained and a treatment plan is given with line item cost(s).

You have several issues including acne, acne scars, post inflammatory hyperpigmentation, which require a combination approach.

I recommend that you start the Clarifying Kit from KareSkin before you invest in acne scar relief.

H Karamanoukian MD FACS

Fractional CO2 laser for acne scars

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Thank you for your question morocai. Fractional CO2 laser resurfacing is an outstanding treatment that can address multiple aspects of aging in a single treatment. With acne scars multiple treatments are often required. Pricing varies from office to office. Please click on the link above for more information on pricing.

Please consult with a doctor for specific recommendations. Good luck!

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