Can both non-ablative and ablative lasers be combined to treat acne scars (icepick and boxcar)? For example, 5 treatments of Palomar Starlux 1540, then one treatment of Pearl Fractional?
Non-ablative Laser with Ablative Laser for Acne Scars?
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Fractional CO2 laser followed by IPL appropriate for most acne scarring
Fractional CO2 laser should be done first to achieve textural improvement followed by series of nonablative laser such as Q-switched Nd:Yag laser (e.g. Spectra Laser by Lutronic) and/or IPL photofacial laser to even out skin tone.
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