You need an evaluation in person to determine what characteristics of your skin you are trying to improve. Skin type is not enough to determine settings on the Fraxel. First you need to see an experienced Fraxel laser surgeon in consultation to see what bothers you and how your skin looks. Then, and only then, can the types and alternative treatments be recommended and a treatment plan decided with input from you as to your risk profile, and ability to have down-time. If there is sundamage with mottled coloration issues, in the brown family of color, then possilby the Fraxel Dual laser, 1927nm. may effect the best result. If you have more acne scars than fine lines, the 1550nm. Fraxel Restore can penetrate deeply and help resurface your skin better. The down time with these lasers is different. you may have swelling, redness and very light flaking with the Restore but you can have brown flakes come off with the Fraxel Dual for several days. Makeup is OK with the Restore by the next day or sooner, but not the Dual until healed.