Is Fraxel Laser Appropriate for Hypopigmented Acne Scars?

I have hypopigmented acne scars on my chest and back. The office I have been talking to says that the scars will totally go away after Fraxel Laser treatment. Is this true? Thanks.

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Fraxel for hypopigmented acne scars

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The key word in your question is "totally"!  I never tell a patient under any circumstances that scars will be totally erased, improved, etc.  They will however, be "significantly" improved and the fraxel can achieve this.

Philadelphia Plastic Surgeon

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fraxel works quite well for acne scarring and will often help with hypopigmentation, which is a very difficult problem to improve. to say that the scars and pigmentation will"totally go away" would be a very optimistic prediction and not likely to happen. if you got a 50% improvement that would be good.

Bruce K. Barach, MD
Schenectady Plastic Surgeon
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