Your dermatologist has outlined a good plan for your type of acne scarring. Out of all the available fractionated resurfacing lasers, Fraxel is my laser of choice. Preceding laser treatment with subcision, where the individual depressions are elevated by disrupting the scar tissue underneath the skin, can result in excellent outcomes. If your budget allows, additionally filling the subcised depressions with filler material can further enhance results.
I Have Boxcar Scars on my Cheeks, my Dermatologist Recommends Two Rounds of Subcision + Fraxel Laser, What Do You Think? (photo)
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Subcision and Fraxel laser for acne scars
I agree with your dermatologist's recommendation of subcision and then Fraxel laser, but you may require more than 2 treatments. Make sure you do not have any sun exposure after your Fraxel treatments.
I like to treat this type of scan with a single treatment combining tumescent anesthesia, subcision and Fraxel Repair Laser.
I get my best results treating this type of scar with a single aggressive combined treatment using tumescent anesthesia, extensive subcision and Fraxel Repair Laser.
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Subcision first, then fraxel
I agree - I would recommend subcisions to the larger scars first. After you heal, consider a round of fraxel treatments to smooth out the finer scars. I think you will see most of the benefit from the subcision of the larger scars first.
Fraxel for Acne Scars
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