Which option is better to treat acne scarring: IPL or Fraxel on pigmented skin? (Photo)
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Acne Scarring -- Requires a Combination of Fractional Laser Resurfacing, Fillers Like Bellafill, Subcision and Eclipse Micropen
EMatrix for acne scars in dark or pigmented skin
Fraxel and eMatrix are great options for acne scar treatment but eMatrix is advantageous because it is great for pigmented skin.
Acne scarring treatment
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Fraxel or IPL for acne scarring
Thank you for your question. Between fraxel and IPL, Fraxel is the way to go. Fraxel is colorblind and safe in all skin types. When treating scars, there are a number of treatments available and often people require a combination of treatments. I do use Fraxel in most of my patients, but often combine it with PRP and/or subcision.
Multiple methods for skin concerns- Fraxel vs other lasers
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Acne Scarring on Dark Skin Patients and Best Treatment
I am so glad that you asked that question. I have all of these lasers. IPL will work as well as the V-Beam for the red marks. IPL will not help for the acne scars. Fraxel and eMatrix both work well on acne scars but if you have darker skin you are much better having the eMatrix since this laser can penetrate deep into the skin and does not cause any hyper pigmentation. Please consult an expert. Best, Dr. Green
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