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Old 03-13-2003, 08:23 PM   #1
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Post Considering getting microdermabrasion or laser resurfacing.

Hello. I'm only 17 and I have bad acne scars on my shoulders and back. I am going to see a dermatologist on Tuesday the 17th. I am considering getting microdermabrasion or laser resurfacing (parents will pay), but, I was wondering if there was anything else I could possibly do before going to these extremes. As long as I have these scars, I don't think I will ever go swimming, much less take off my shirt in public. It's just such a terrible thing that some of us have this problem! I was also wondering which treatment any of you would recommend. Also, do you know if insurance will cover some of the costs of any of these treatments?

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Old 03-14-2003, 05:29 PM   #2
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no one has any comments to offer? :-(

Old 03-14-2003, 06:11 PM   #3
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I would make appointments with several (at least 3) different dermatologists that specialize in acne scar revision. I'd have a consultation with each of them and see what each of them recommends for your particular type of scarring. At that point I think you'll have some valuable opinions and then I would research the options they have presented you with. Then it will be easier to make a decision as to what you want to do.
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Old 03-15-2003, 06:02 PM   #4
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thanks for the advice, I appreciate it!

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