I have acne and was wondering is there any way to get rid of the scars it leaves behind.  Is there a certain laser treatment for this?thank you

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jgoulden eNotes educator| Certified Educator

I am answering this question not just as a teacher, but of the parent of a teenage son who suffered from fairly serious acne and resulting scarring.

First off, you should discuss this issue with your dermatologist before taking advice from a question-and-answer board. Your dermatologist is a skin care professional and is your best resource for treatment options.

Laser removal of acne scars involves using a high-precision laser (usually an Erbium or Erbium-Yttrium-Aluminum-Garnet (Er-YAG) laser that burns off scar tissue without affecting the surrounding healthy skin. The surgeon can control the depth to which the laser penetrates, which allows removal of the entire affected area. There is little risk of additional scarring with this treatment, and complications are rare. However, it is more expensive than other treatment options.

We ultimately did not opt for the laser scar removal as my son's scarring responded well to other treatments and the laser procedure wasn't covered by our medical insurance. But, as they say, your mileage may vary. Again, your dermatologist is your best resource as you research treatment options.

dano7744 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Over the last several years new technologies have been employed to treat acne and resultant scarring. Laser treatment does exist but there are also numerous over treatments that may be beneficial to you such as something they call microdermabrasion. Make an appointment with a dermatologist (MD that treats problems of the skin and nails). He/she can examine you and make suggestions as to your treatment options. Some treatments of course are more expensive than others and some treatments have a higher success rate than others. Again, only your dermatologist can guide you in selecting the proper treatment for your particular condition. Good Luck.

glinskin | Student

There are many homemade and medical treatments. Keep in mind that the treatment of your acne scars depends on how much you are affected by your condition. If you feel that you’ll get satisfactory results from home remedies, why try a more expensive treatment?


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melodytse | Student

i used to have this problem too~i suggest you try some  Aloe Vera Gel~ it's really good~ i keep using it~and my skin's quite smooth now~

regards~  :)

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