Dermapen or Fraxel laser? (Photo)
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Laser vs micro needling
Fraxel 1550 has less chances of skin pigmentation, but it is not as good for scar compared the CO2 Fraxel. The chances of INFINI RF giving PIH or skin colour changes are extremely slim, especially in your skin type. Note- you will also require subscision and filler for the remaining scars after laser.
All the bestDr Davin Lim Laser and aesthetic dermatologist Brisbane, Australia.
Dermapen or Fraxel laser?
Fraxel restore is a more aggressive and effective approach to acne scarring. Typically it takes 4-5 high energy treatments to see significant improvement. You also may benefit from fillers in stubborn scars or from application of a strong acid like TCA.
The fraxel 1550 is an extremely safe laser, with minimal risk of scarring or pigmentary changes. As always, be sure you are in the hands of an experienced doctor.
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Microneedling vs. Fraxel for Acne Scarring
When the appropriate settings are used for each skin type, the risk of hyperpigmentation post-Fraxel is very small. However, you would certainly know your skin best, and if you are feeling uneasy in regards to hyperpigmentation, you may want to look into eMatrix, a non-laser resurfacing method. eMatrix utilizes radiofrequency energy, which does not heat up the surface of the skin, therefore there is virtually no risk of hyperpigmentation. Just like with Fraxel, microneedling can immediately follow an eMatrix treatment.
Bear in mind that depending on the severity, acne scars can take time to improve, and you will need multiple sessions regardless of which treatment(s) you decide upon. A board certified Dermatologist can evaluate your skin in person, and better determine which route may be best for you. Best of luck!