I'm Indian,34 years old.I tend to hyperpigment easy & have been too MANY dermatologists re my skin.Have had peels, rolling etc etc. Of late, I met a Dr who recommended Fraxel, then another Dr who said that Erbium CO2 would be more effective for me. The Erbium is R30000, and requires a day in hospital. The Fraxel R15000 and an hour session. I want the best results with no or little post laser issues like darkening etc. Which laser will be best for my Skin type, I have ice pick scarring on my face.
Which Laser is Best for my Skin??
Doctor Answers 3
I would recommend Fraxel Restore 1550 or Syneron eMatrix fraction radiofrequency treatments and a new treatment the DermaPen
Fraxel Restore 1550, eMatrix and DermaPen needling can treat pitted scars on dark skin without postinflamatory hyperpientation.
PIH and laser for certain Fitzpatrick skin types
In addition to picking the best lasers, it is important to treat post-inflammatoty hyperpigmentation. I recommend Melarase to improve hyperpigmentation as well as Scler-X, a post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation relief complex. Scler-X is an oral supplement that is taken for 3-6 months or more. See link below.
Indian skin type and acne scarring
With you dark skin type you have to be really careful doing resurfacing and go into it knowing that you are more susceptible of having hyper and hypopigmentation. But a multiple layered approach is best and this is going to change the way we approach acne scarring. I often use co2 laser resurfacing with this approach. Excisions and TCA CROSS method with deep chemical peeling are the other adjunctive procedures I think work.
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