CO2 Laser for Blackheads?

Is Fractional CO2 laser effective for blackhead treatment?

Doctor Answers 2

Start with topical care

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 While lasers are useful, it would be best to start with topical care first.  Start with a retinoid, such as Retin-A, followed by gentle peels such as glycolic acid.  Good luck.

The Fractional CO2 is useful for opening pores

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Due to all of the peeling that occurs with the Fractional CO2 generally the more open pore will not trap the sebum and sebaceous material that results in the black head. An alternative however is an aggressive microdermabrasion and glycolic peeling with pore extraction. This alternative might prove much less expensive.

S. Randolph Waldman, MD
Lexington Facial Plastic Surgeon
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