Erbium and CO2 for acne scars

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What is the best laser for acne scars? Well, the answer isn't as simple as that. It really depends on the skill of the user, treating acne scars can be difficult, however if correct techniques are applied, this can be a straight forward procedure. This is a picture of multiple severe, but shallow box car scars on someone who has fair skin type. This means that a combination laser procedure such as erbium laser plus CO2 laser in the one session. Erbium strips the outer layers of skin, down to the mid dermal layers, then CO2 fractional (CO2 CORE), stimulates further collagen production. Downtime is the only issue- a procedure like this carries a downtime of 7-9 days. Dr Davin Lim

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