Is the Fraxel laser safe for persistent acne?

dear dr irwin, is the fraxel method safe for a thirteen year old having persistent acne? thank you very much. buddy

Dear Buddy- 

A good question but NO!!!    The Fraxel laser should be used to treat mild to moderate acne scars and only after the acne has been under good control (no or very few new spots) for at least 3-6 months.    It’s best to see your primary care doctor or dermatologist to get your acne under good control first.  More on acne and it’s treatment.   Skincare products that may be helpful.  

Good luck to you!   Dr. I

Dr. Brandith Irwin, MD

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