Dermabrasion Vs. Laser Treatment for Atrophic Scars
I ended up canceling Fraxel for my atrophic surgical scar because I was not convinced it was the best treatment for me. The anecdotal evidence of the efficacy and long-term results of Fraxel are very mixed (RealSelf lists a satisfaction rate of only 52%!) and many of the clinical studies were funded by the manufacturer, so I question the objectivity. The scar is on my forehead is about 2 inches long, perpendicular to the RSTL, thin, red, and slightly atrophic. My plastic surgeon did a scar revision surgery. He used Botox after the revision to immobilize the scar, and we have decided on a few sessions of subcision to stimulate collagen growth under the scar, followed by a resurfacing procedure which will be done elsewhere. It will either be Laser or rotary wheel Dermabrasion. Which between the two is best for my scar? If Laser, which type?