According to a new study conducted by Anne M. Chapas, M.D., of the Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York in New York City, and colleagues, a new laser procedure may be able to reduce acne scars. The new treatment involves ablative fractional resurfacing with a novel 30-watt laser that combines carbon dioxide ablation with a fractional photothermolysis system. This improves facial appearance with minimal side effects. The result of the study has been published in the August issue of Lasers in Surgery and Medicine.

Study Findings
a. Researchers studied 13 patients between the ages of 28 and 58.
b. All the patients had undergone two or three treatments with the new laser procedure at intervals of one to two months.
c. After three months, the topographic analysis of the researchers showed improvements of 43 percent to 79.9 percent in the depths of acneiform scars.
d. The mean level of improvement of 66.8 per cent.
e. It was also seen that post-treatment side effects were mild to moderate and not permanent.