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For deep acne scarring on the nose tip. Should I choose DeepFX or Fraxel: re:pair?

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Deep FX

Both laser are basically the same, keep in mind that fat graft, fillers or cartilage graft might help you condition as well. 
good luck!


Cleveland Plastic Surgeon
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Best Lasers for Acne Scars

Both DeepFX and Fraxel Re:pair are fractionated CO2 lasers, so the laser used will depend on your skin type, thickness, and type of scarring. Sometimes subcision or filler is also helpful in treating acne scars. It is advisable to seek a highly experienced dermatologist who can recommend the best treatment plan for you.

Margaret Weiss, MD
Baltimore Dermatologist
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Deep acne scarring on the nasal tip

Without more information, it is difficult to answer this question.  I have a strong interest in treatment of scars and have found that modalities other than laser sometimes are helpful for deep acne scars on the nose.  Options may include injection and or surgery.  Resurfacing can also play an important role in this area.  When it comes to choosing one laser versus another, I think you are taking on responsibility that is difficult for a consumer Best of luck!

Brian Biesman, MD
Nashville Oculoplastic Surgeon
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Laser Treatments for Deep Acne Scars

Both laser treatments are good options in order to treat deep acne scarring, however the Lumenis DeepFX would probably be the better choice because it is specially designed to penetrate deep into the skin.

Kimberly Butterwick, MD
San Diego Dermatologic Surgeon
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Acne Scarring on Nose

Thank you for your question. Depending on your skin type, both may be options. I prefer CO2 based systems, but if your skin is dark, that changes everything. I hope this helps.

Vivek Bansal, MD
Danville Plastic Surgeon
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