Q&A: What can I do for harsh scars left from severe acne from my teenage years?
posted on 6/2/2015
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Hi, i was a victim of severe acne during my teenage and early 20's. however, i was put on antibiotics and later accutane. i have some harsh scars left from the acne and I was looking to get it treated as well as getting rid of the dark but fine facial hair i have. My aesthetician at the spa suggested going for dermaplane as the hair was too fine for laser. however i read up that dermaplane may trigger sebaceous glands and cause increase in acne. please advice a treatment that could take care of my scars and hair without causing me more damage of getting acne again?
Thank you for your question. It would be helpful to know your age and some other medical history but from the information provided there are technologies such as the eMatrix or Fractional CO2 that would help. Much also depends on the type of acne scar you have. The best thing to do would be to consult a doctor who is well versed in laser technologies as they would have several options available to you and can explain the benefits of each one.
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