Fraxel restore laser resurfacing is the best treatment for acne scarring. The best results happen after 4-5 treatments at least. The higher percentage of skin treated per treatment will achieve faster results and also correlates with discomfort during treatment and postprocedure swelling. The laser can be set to cover the desired skin coverage and is usually 8passes.
Number of Passes For Fraxel
The typical number is 8 passes although the settings can be changed which would mean more energy per less passes. Id suggest going to a cosmetic dermatologist with experience in doing these treatments and avoid going to those less experienced. Often for acne scars, combination treatments are needed such as microneedling or subcision or filler. Best, Dr. Emer.
Number of passes is not that significant when doing Fraxel
The numbers that have to do with results is joules and treatment level. Joules is related to how deep the laser goes, and treatment level is how much percent coverage you are treating. The number of passes is usually between 4 and 8. The computer in the laser will adjust the coverage per pass, when the number of passes is picked. More passes means faster time per pass but longer overall treatment times. Also, more passes mean that the treatment will be slightly more accurate because small errors in overlapping or gaps will be less obvious. When using one laser of the Fraxel Dual, I use 6 passes, when using the 2 lasers, I use 4 passes per laser, total of 8 passes
Fraxel is an amazing laser for acne scars. The treatment settings depend both on the passes and the energy or joules that are used. It is this combination based on your scars and your skin type that will yield the treatment results. For the best results please consult a board certified dermatologist who has experience with Fraxel and scar treatments.