Is Subsicion with 5 Affirm Laser Treatment Effective for Reducing Boxcar and Rolling Acne Scars?

My Dr recommended Subcision with 5 Affirm laser treatment to reduce my boxcar and rolling acne scars.

Doctor Answers (2)

Subcision and Affirm Treatments for Acne Scar box car scars

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5 treatments are a lot and going into something like that seems tough in my opinion. I like the subcision approach because you are getting the scar to raise up. But instead do less treatments with the co2 laser. I would do the multilayered approach with co2 laser resurfacing.


Bellevue Facial Plastic Surgeon
3.5 out of 5 stars 29 reviews

Subcision is helpful for rolling but not boxcar type scars.

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I do not find the Affirm laser to be very effective in helping either rolling or boxcar type scars.  I get much better improvement combining Fraxel Repair Laser or the Cynosure Fractional CO2 laser with subcision.

Mark Taylor, MD
Salt Lake City Dermatologic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 9 reviews

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