A small pilot study has determined that the same type of laser that is utilized to remove tattoos may also help to diminish scars from acne.
The study, partly financed by Cynosure, a company that provides laser treatments, examined the results of 15 women and 5 men receiving treatments with the special acne related laser. The laser used in the study used lower doses of energy and a special lens. A reduction of an average of 25% to 50% in acne scaring was seen. Findings were published in the journal JAMA Dermatology.
Other benefits noted were patients experiencing less pain, swelling, and redness, and a more rapid recovery period.
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