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I have sycosis barbae. I'm 22 and affected area not big.

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Hi, I have sycosis barbae. I'm 22 and affected area not big. Today I want get Genesis and CO2 lasers for acne scars and yellowed skin due sycosis.. is it good idea or I'll make it bad? Next week I want get laser to remove hair on beard area, because I know it's work with sycosis and anyway I don't like beard.
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  khagihara replied 10 months ago.
Can you attach the photos here?
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Yep, this is "most" affected area.. is it ok to use lasers on it? and what u can recommend for totally get rid of this? lso I have yellowed zone in groin area, but without spots.. skin feels just same like on neck
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Here is photo
Expert:  khagihara replied 10 months ago.

Acne scars may be atrophic, hypertrophic, or keloidal. Atrophic acne scars constitute the most common presentation of acne scars. Atrophic acne scars can be divided into ice pick, rolling, and boxcar scars based upon morphology. Ice pick scars – Ice pick scars are usually narrow (<2 mm), deep, sharply demarcated tracts. Rolling scars – Rolling scars are usually wider (4 to 5 mm) and more shallow than ice pick scars and produce an undulating appearance in otherwise normal-appearing skin. Boxcar scars – Boxcar scars are wider at the base than ice pick scars and do not taper. These round- to oval-shaped skin dimples have sharp margins and can be either shallow (<0.5 mm) or deep (>0.5 mm). Hypertrophic acne scars and keloids are characterized by collagen gain subsequent to the resolution of an acne lesion, resulting in a firm, raised papule or plaque. Which one do you have?