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Treating acne with Lasers

Posted July 24, 2008 under Acne - No comments

Can I be treated with a laser for moderate to severe acne? How many treatments are usually required and when are results visible?

Dr. Sinclair's Response

For acne scarring, it takes about 3-6 treatments using the Palomar 1540 treatment to get a significant improvement with acne scars. Treating the skin before and after your laser treatments with Step 3 Ultra Sheer Gel helps your skin build more collagen which is how the scars get better. Inflamed acne lesions are better treated with IPL and topical medication. There is usually some improvement after even 1 treatment. It usually takes about 4-8 treatments to get significant long term results. Treatments can be done 1-2 times per week to get the desired results.



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