Does Fractional CO2 Laser Treatment Really Work? How Many Session Should I Need to Undergo? (photo)

I had a Fractional CO2 Laser treatment last June. It cleared most of the pimples. But I still I have some boxcar and ice pick pimple marks. Would further fractional CO2 Laser treatments clear these? Thanks.

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Fractional Laser Treatments - How many sessions are recommended

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Industry Standard recommends Fractional Non-ablative Laser Resurfacing for Skin Types VI & IV, 8 plus weeks apart and 2 to 3 treatments. It can take up to 3 months to see the full results from a single treatment. When treating acne scarring, it is best to treat when the active acne has resolved.

Repeat Fractional CO2 laser resurfacing helpful for acne scarring

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Each subsequent Fractional CO2 laser will build upon prior treatment in inducing more collagen remodeling and scar revision. I typically will recommend most of my patients seeking Fractional CO2 laser resurfacing for scar revision to consider at least two treatment sessions 6 months apart with or without subcision.

William Ting, MD
Bay Area Dermatologic Surgeon
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