Jessner or TCA Peel for Red, Shallow Acne Scars?
- Asked by jdballer619 in San Diego, CA
- 3 years ago
True scars will not respond well to these types of peels
Red scars respond to vascular laser treatments
Red scars will respond to the vascular lasers. These lasers target reddness and reduce it. The vascular lasers also treat acne so if their is persistant acne with reddness this would be a good choice.
Hope this helps. Good Luck.
Acne scarring takes more than chemical peeling
Unfortunately, I wouldn't expect either Jessners or TCA peeling to do much for your acne scarring. These peels are both light peels that only remove the epidermal layer... they don't go deep enough to affect scarring or the facial contour. When used in combination, they create a medium depth peel that goes deeper, but still doesn't help much with acne scarring.
Acne scars are successfully improved by many different modalities, depending on the type, location, depth, and age of the scar. Fractional laser resurfacing is likely to give you the best improvement in the scenario you described, but you really need to be evaluated in person to confirm that. I would, however, forego a TCA or Jessners peel. These can be great peels, but not for acne scarring.
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