Which laser would be best to treat my large pores and acne scarring? (Photo)
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PicoSure Laser for acne scars
The picosecond laser works differently than most lasers, interacting with scar tissue through mechanical disruption rather than heat destruction. It also targets pigmentation from prior acne lesions. The downtime is minimal: hours, not days. Most likely you will need three or more treatments.
Try a Halo!
Halo is a laser that works well for both active acne and scarring. It also reduces pore size over time which helps with future acne breakouts. I recommend a proper physician grade skin care program for 4 weeks prior to a Halo, something that includes retinol or retinaldehyde and vitamin C and a cleanser that has salicylic acid at least 2% to reduce oil production. Also, if a dermatologist is suggesting spironolactone, then you may have a hormonal imbalance contributing to acne. In that case I would seek out a doctor who practices natural hormone replacement and can test your hormones through saliva. There may be a better option for treating hormone imbalances besides starting a medication.
Treating Acne Scars, Bellafill, Fillers, lasers, Submission, eMatrix, PRP with microneedling
A combination of treatments will be needed to help treat your skin and a board certified dermatologist who is experienced with acne scars is needed for an in person consultation. Best, Dr. Green
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