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January 17, 2011

Facial Acne Scarring: Ten Years of Treatment With the Carbon Dioxide Laser

Author Affiliations
Author Affiliation: Beaches Facial Plastic and Nasal Surgery Center, Jacksonville Beach, Florida.
Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2011;13(1):62-64. doi:10.1001/archfacial.2010.108

In 2000, the Archives published an original article by Trimas et al titled “Carbon Dioxide Laser Abrasion: Is It Appropriate for All Regions of the Face?”1 The article showed that the carbon dioxide laser is an effective modality for the treatment of facial acne scarring from the perspective of both the physician as well as the patient. Furthermore, it was clear from the article that the forehead, medial cheek, and perioral regions demonstrated a statistically greater response to carbon dioxide laser resurfacing than the lateral cheek and temple regions.1