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punch "biopsy" before or after laser resurfacing

I saw a plastic surgeon who offered co2 laser resurfacing and punches for the deeper pitted scars (which I have about a dozen of.) In what order should this be done?I also have lots of blackheads and large pores (on my nose mostly) and I am almost 50. The worst of the the scarring is on my cheeks.   He said I could go either way but I want to know what standard procedure is. Also should I have the small pitted scars subscised 1st?
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Hi. The first thing I would do is to clear up the remaining acne/blackheads on your nose.
Does the clinic you visited offer a procedure for this? If not have you spoken to a beautician about extracting them, or your doctor about clearing them up with a topical synthetic retinoid?
When you have no active acne remaining, proceed with clearing the scars.
Are you male or female? I was wondering if your oily skin was hormonal in cause or has it been persistant throughout your life?
Eloise.
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