I am Asian with dark skin. I have moderate acne scars on my cheeks!
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Moderate acne scars on Asian or darker skin types
In the case of Asian skin or darker skin types I suggest Alex laser which is a q-switched laser that has special settings safe and effective for Asian skin types for brown pigmentation on acne scars. In addition, microneedling is a great option as it is customizable for all skin types and can be done in conjunction with PRP (platelet rich plasma) which helps the skin heal faster. If there is redness within the scars than VBeam is the gold standard.
The latest in fractional rejuvenation is Sublative Fractional RF and that is a procedure we do quite often for Asian skin types as well as darker skin types for improvement of scars, lines/wrinkles, brown spots and stretch marks.
Chemical peels are a great option as well such as VI Peel, Rejuvenize peel or a series of Vitalize peels.
Hope this helps. Good luck.
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