Which treatment would be better... Skin needling or fraction laser treatment? (photo)
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Best Treatment for Scars on Dark Skin NYC
Neither of the treatments that you mentioned would be as good as eMatrix combined with microneedling and PRP. eMatrix is "color blind" and able to treat these scars in the most amazing way. I have treated many patients who were unhappy with lasers such as IPL and Fraxel with dark skin. Please consult a specialist who understands how to treat dark skin types. Best, Dr. Green
Acne Scarring -- Requires a Combination of Fractional Laser Resurfacing, Fillers Like Bellafill, Subcision and Eclipse Micropen
Microneedling Is An Effective Means For Blending The Surface Tone & Texture Of Treated Scars
In another issue of Dermatologic Surgery, in an article specifically devoted to the use of medical microneedling in skin of color, the authors, in referring to its use for acne scars, concluded, "...in darker skin types, microneedling can be a useful therapeutic option."
That having been said, the photo also shows evidence of some atrophic box scars and pit scars. Atrophic scars can be treated with subcision to elevate them and pit (ice pick) scars can respond well to the TCA CROSS Technique. In that same article sited above, the authors also noted the value of subcision in skin of color.
Make sure to consult with a board certified aesthetic physician with experience and expertise in treating acne scars in persons of color.
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