I Am Chinese. Will CO2 Laser Help with Depressed Acne Scar?

I had cycstic acne and went to have Smoothbeam and Sciton Profile laser done. However, I got depressed scar afterwards. I went to see a few doctors and they all recommended CO2 laser. I am scared of further scaring. What should I do?

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Acne scars treatment options

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Depending on how deep the pitted scars are sometimes topical retinoids such as Tazorac, Retin-A, Differin, or TretinX can help for minor depressions. Deeper acne scars respond dramatically to treatments with carbon dioxide (CO2) and erbium lasers. Erbium is less aggressive than the CO2 laser, meaning less down time but over more treatment sessions. Both lasers resurface the skin and stimulate new collagen and elastin to form

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