I have bad acne scars for years. For the last 2 years I had went through 6 sessions of Fraxel. There is improvement on my scars but it is still no where near the 'normal' clear skin. Is there anyway for my skin to be'normal' looking again? I read that 1 session of MiXto SX CO2 Fractional Laser has the same result as 6 sessions of Fraxel. Will MiXto SX CO2 Fractional Laser help me?
MiXto SX CO2 Fractional Laser for Acne Scars when Fraxel Failed?
Doctor Answers (1)
Mixto Laser versus Fraxel
Both Mixto and Fraxel are fractional lasers. The Mixto is the "next generation" and in my experience works much better than Fraxel.
Since I have not seen your photos, it is difficult to know it either laser will help you. If you have superficial acne scars, the Mixto Laser will improve the appearance with one session, but not totally eliminate the scars.
If you have ice pick acne (deep holes), only removal and closure of the acne scars will work.
I do agree, however, the Mixto Laser is better than Fraxel.
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.