Good for Red Acne Scars -- Less So for Icepick Scarring

I have had a series of 5 Fraxel treatments for...

I have had a series of 5 Fraxel treatments for treating acne scarring over the last 12 months. I am very happy with the results I have gotten thus far -- my red scarring has been minimized greatly and my skin is much smoother and healthier looking. Full effect really cannot be seen for about 6 months after your last treatment, so you need to be patient.

Improvement on some icepick and rolling scars has not been as good but has improved somewhat. Most of my scarring is of the red mark variety so I have noticed improvement -- YMMV.

The pain is pretty uncomfortable to severe -- they put a numbing cream on for an hour beforehand, which definitely helps .. if you are quite sensitive to pain, get the painkillers, but you will need to have someone drive you then. I have very pale skin -- I am not sure if that has helped with the treatment or not, as some with darker complexions seem to have experienced more negative results. All in all, I am pleased with the results but it is a little pricey.

Downtime is about 2-3 days of looking puffy in my experience .. so don't have any major social events planned for at least 4-5 days out.

Delta Laser and Skincare

Excellent treatment, knowledgeable staff

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Seems what she talkes about was Fraxel worked for the redness, not for actually scars (ie indentation). Rednss will fade in time even if you don't do anything about it.
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I had this residual redness for 10 years, so I doubt it would have improved any further without the help of Fraxel. My skin does look much improved with Fraxel, but you have to have realistic expectations - people with deep icepick scars may only see slight improvement.
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Beautiful Canadian Laser in Surrey, BC. She was very happy with the treatment
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Nice to know. Usually darker skin requires a skilled practitioner to do the treatments but it can be done very well. One of my friends had this done and had no problems . She pretreated the skin though to prepare it for the fraxel laser as suggested by the doctor.
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Usually they will recommend you to pretreat your skin with Hydroquinone or Retin-A to reduce the possibility of pigmentation complications. This is especially so with dark skin, but still applicable with lighter toned skin. Regardless, I recommend using Retin-A in conjunction with any type of skin remodeling procedure. Studies show that it will improve the scar improvement and decrease erythema and other issues.

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Where did your friend get it done ? Any idea about the Rockledge MediSpa in bethesda MD
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