I have hypopigmented acne scars on my chest and back. The office I have been talking to says that the scars will totally go away after Fraxel Laser treatment. Is this true? Thanks.
Is Fraxel Laser Appropriate for Hypopigmented Acne Scars?
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Fraxel for hypopigmented acne scars
The key word in your question is "totally"! I never tell a patient under any circumstances that scars will be totally erased, improved, etc. They will however, be "significantly" improved and the fraxel can achieve this.
fraxel works quite well for acne scarring and will often help with hypopigmentation, which is a very difficult problem to improve. to say that the scars and pigmentation will"totally go away" would be a very optimistic prediction and not likely to happen. if you got a 50% improvement that would be good.
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