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How long does it take to see results from laser treatments for acne?

Dr. Doris Day, MD
Dermatology
Results from laser/intense pulsed light treatments can occur from 1 day to 1 month after starting treatment, depending on the system used and the severity of acne at the onset of treatment. Most commonly results are seen within 2 to 4 weeks, although it often takes longer for maximal improvement. Also, maintenance treatments are usually needed over time in order to keep the skin clear.
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