What can I do about terrible acne breakout following Smart xide CO2 dot treatment? (Photo)

3 days ago I had the CO2 dot laser on my face and neck. I have been using Aquafor and Elta MD posrproceure cream. After the second day my forehead was covered with tiny white pimples which have now turned into raised red dots. I have tried soaking paper towels in diluted vinegar but doesn't seem to do anything. I've never had acne before in my life. Any tips please?

Doctor Answers 1

Acne after Smartxide

This is a common problem after fractional laser resurfacing and ideally should be prevented before the procedure. I would ask your doctor if a tetracycline based treatment and maybe Spironolactone would be a good option to take care of this. Best wishes

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