Researchers found that a combination of a superficial chemical peel, subcision and fractional CO2 laser resurfacing after tumescent anesthesia is a safe and effective treatment for rolling acne scars, according to a study data published in Dermatologic Surgery.

Mark B. Taylor, MD, of Gateway Aesthetic Institute and Laser Center in Salt Lake City, and colleagues combined a trichloracetic acid 20% chemical peel and extensive subcision, using a novel instrument designed by Taylor, with fractional CO2 laser (Fraxel Re:Pair; Solta) to treat the rolling acne scars of 114 patients (75 women) with Fitzpatrick skin Types I-V.

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