Fraxel laser for acne scars. How many days will it take before I can see the results? Are there any side effects?
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Fractional treatments for acne scars
Acne scars and Fraxel Laser
Fraxel is a fabulous laser for treating acne scars and has superior results. There is little down time with this laser and will take several treatments at the 1550 setting one month apart to see the results. Because it takes several months for the skin to remodel from the Fraxel laser, the full effects can take up to one year. For the best cosmetic results please consult a board certified dermatologist with experience with the Fraxel laser and scar treatments in general.
A picture tells a thousand words.... but Fraxel is a great 'general acne scar treatment'...
As a general all round treatment, 1550 Fraxel is good for acne scars. You will need 3-5 treatments, spaced 6 - 8 weeks apart. Rolling scars do better than ice pick scars, so always pick a treatment based upon your scars and not the other way around.
As for side effects, darker your skin, more chances of skin darkening or PIH. This can be reduced with bleaching creams, SPF etc....
A picture will be great.
Dr Davin Lim
Laser and cosmetic dermatologist
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Fraxel for acne scarring will take several treatments and almost a year to see results
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