Going for dermapen over fraxel or other scar treatments? (photo)
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Getting results you want = priceless: acne scars treatment
For best results, you'll need to see an expert in acne scarring. Home treatments won't give you the outcomes you want and could potentially increase scarring if done incorrectly. I recommend getting a formal evaluation for options. this type of scarring needs punch excisions or TCA cross. Best, Dr. Emer
Skin needling, etc...
OK, any treatment that is going to be meaningful will require either specialist intervention or at home treatments that require numbing cream. Legally we can not advice deep skin needling, however if you were to try this, or micro needling, you will possibly need numbing cream and, ideally post op antibiotic ointments. You can try copper peptides and also post needling vitamin A creams. These are not Gold Standard approaches, but they are the best DIY tips I can SAFELY give.
All the best, Dr Davin Lim. Brisbane. Australia.
Dermapen, Microneedling versus Fraxel
Dermapen or the Eclipse Micropen requires topical numbing cream to penetrate deeply and have any meaningful effect. We use PRP with microneedling in my office to have the best cosmetic results. These ice pick scars are quite deep and it will take a great deal of treatment to improve these scars. Best, Dr. Green
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Acne scar home treatment
Dermapen at home? This usually requires numbing cream in our office. Microneedling has shown benefits and should help.
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