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Do i stop the glycolic acid cream before laser treatment ?

hi, I am suffering from acne scars and using right now glycolic acid cream 12%. Do I have to stop this cream before going for a laser treatment? Is there anything I can do to prepare my face for a laser treatment? Thank you for your help
Asked On : Thu, 24 Mar 2011
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OBGYN 's  Response
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When you are going for a laser treatment then it is irrelevant if you use glycolic acid cream or not.It causes exfoliation and laser will help in removing all the deep scars. It might take 1 or 2 sessions extra if the scars are too deep.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal
Answered: Thu, 24 Mar 2011
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Dermatologist Dr. Bharat Chawda's  Response
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If you are going for acne scar treatment with laser ,then its better that you stop glycolic acid cream a wk before.A better cream before laser for acne scar is tretinoin cream which help in priming the skin.Start using a sunscreen also.It would help in the final outcome and reduce chances of pigmentation after laser.
take care,
Answered: Thu, 24 Mar 2011
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