Is laser hair removal the same as laser acne treatment?

I was just wondering if I was being told the truth that this would help my acne and acne scars? I have been reading on the subject and it seems like different types of laser treatment are needed for acne help.

ANSWERS FROM DOCTORS (3)


Answered by Esta Kronberg, M.D.

I am not aware of a hair removal laser that treats acne and scarring at the same time. They may be talking about IPL (Intensed Pulse Light), but you use a different hand piece and power to remove the hair. Usually Lasers do one specific thing at a time because their targets are different. Do your research before you commit.

Published on Feb 09, 2010

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Answered by Esta Kronberg, M.D.

I am not aware of a hair removal laser that treats acne and scarring at the same time. They may be talking about IPL (Intensed Pulse Light), but you use a different hand piece and power to remove the hair. Usually Lasers do one specific thing at a time because their targets are different. Do your research before you commit.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Celibre Medical Corporation

The lasers used for laser hair removal are different than those used for lace acne treatment and we have not found the lasers associated with hair removal to be beneficial for acne treatments (and we do a lot of both). If you decide to get laser hair removal, we would not expect to get any help with your acne and scars from those lasers. Good luck.

Published on Feb 08, 2010

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Answered by Celibre Medical Corporation

The lasers used for laser hair removal are different than those used for lace acne treatment and we have not found the lasers associated with hair removal to be beneficial for acne treatments (and we do a lot of both). If you decide to get laser hair removal, we would not expect to get any help with your acne and scars from those lasers. Good luck.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Rejuve

The laser used for laser hair removal and acne are quite different. The laser acne treatment may help with discoloration caused by acne though it won't help with pitted acne scars. For acne scars you will need some type of laser resurfacing such as Fraxel, Sciton, CO2 resurfacing. The laser hair removal machine only treats hair and does not work with scars or rejuvenation.

Published on Feb 08, 2010

Answered by Rejuve (View Profile)

The laser used for laser hair removal and acne are quite different. The laser acne treatment may help with discoloration caused by acne though it won't help with pitted acne scars. For acne scars you will need some type of laser resurfacing such as Fraxel, Sciton, CO2 resurfacing. The laser hair removal machine only treats hair and does not work with scars or rejuvenation.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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