Question: I have several imperfections on my face such as chicken pox scars and sun damage that I’d like to address with laser resurfacing. I’m 25 and have a fair to medium complexion. What are the side effects from the procedure? Will it make my skin more sensitive?
Answer: For acne scar reduction the treatments have to be aggressive if your skin color and type allows it. Dermabrasion, Phenol chemical peel or CO2 laser are all aggressive with 1-2 weeks of down time and they all do make your skin red and more sensitive for several months. You can see a video of Phenol Chemical peel here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4ULriq4leE