Fraxel or Pixel for Atrophic Scars?

Which laser treatment is more suitable for atrophic scarring: Fraxel or Pixel laser?


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Fraxel laser for treatment of atrophic scars

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I have had nice results with both Fraxel re:store and re:pair treatments of atrophic scars. You may see slightly greater improvement with the repair laser and require less treatment but the trade off is a few days of downtime which is well worth it. I don't know much about the Pixel laser. The two leaders in fractionated laser are the Active FX and Deep FX as well as Fraxel Re:pair and Fraxel Re:store lasers. Good luck

Manhattan Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Fraxel repair or Pixel for the Treatment of Atrophic Scars

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Hi Jarvis,

Fraxel repair has a very good track record in the treatment of scars.  It does take 2 to 3 treatments for best results.  I have not had any experience with Pixel.  Good luck and be well.

Dr. P

Michael A. Persky, MD
Encino Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 39 reviews

Lser treatemnt of spider vein scars

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Generally these lasers will achieve a superior result when used to treat relatively normal tissue rather than scars. IT is difficult to eliminate the scars and there is generally very litttle response to this intervention

Otto Joseph Placik, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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