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Acne - Other Treatment

Photodynamic therapy (PDT) and other light and laser-based therapies are being used to treat acne. These include the use of blue light, red light, intense pulsed light (IPL), and infrared or pulsed dye lasers. Sometimes these therapies are used along with medicines, but they may also help people who cannot be treated with medicines.

Treatments like dermabrasion, microdermabrasion, and laser skin resurfacing can also help. They can make acne scars less noticeable. Dermal fillers also work well for some types of acne scars.

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Your doctor may suggest other types of therapies to treat acne or acne scars.

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Last Updated: March 12, 2014
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