Acne scars: Is there any benefit to combining laser and Infini?
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Acne Scars Respond Well To A Combination Of Nonsurgical Volume Restoration, Subcision & Medical Microneedling
In her question, you will see that this individual underwent all kinds of laser treatments for her acne scarring to no avail--simply, in the end, wasting her time and money and leaving her feeling desperate.
Unfortunately, as I pointed out in my answer to her, lasers of all kinds, including fraxels, and radiofrequency devices of all stripes to date appear to be backed by far more manufacturer supported marketing hype than hard science. So, I urge a healthy dose of buyer beware before embarking on what might prove to costly, time consuming and disappointing.
Without a photo, it is hard to say what would actually be best for you. However, in general terms, I would suggest looking into "The Nonsurgical 3D Vectoring Facelift," Subcision, and fractional medical microneedling, all of which you can learn more about through the archives of Realself.com. and all of which have yielded gratifying results in my own personal experience and have little chance of producing significant hyperpigmentation--even in people of color.
Good Luck to you.
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The cameo is that I do use fully ablative CO2 or Erbium with INFINI in the correct scar type. Classic examples include rolling and atrophic scars plus the odd box car scar. INFINI is great for atrophic and rolling scars, whilst one to two passes of fully ablative CO2 or erbium laser will predictably take care of the shallow box car scars. Combining both in fractional mode however, does not make sense.
I really like and endorse the idea of PRP with INFINI. Logic prevails that if 200 shots are fired with the INFINI, and 49 micro needles per shot, that is nearly 10,000 micro channels to allow growth factors and cytokines to enter the skin. A split face study of mine will be out in mid 2016 regarding the combination of PRP and INFINI. Why micro needle when you can combine channels with RF and growth factors? I have largely replaced my CO2 Fractional lasers with INFINI, and even though I have 2 Fraxel machines, do not use the 1550 for scars anymore- Infini is much better.
I am sure that specialists who have access to all machines would tend to agree on disagreeing.
All the best,
Dr Davin Lim
Laser and aesthetic dermatologist
Combining CO2 and Infini in Indian skin - No, makes no sense
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If there are scars that do not improve after treatment then Bella fill, a long term filler, can be used.
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