I have a picture with one side of my cheek which has marks and discoloration left from acne. Which laser would be best to get rid of this? My doctor said the fraxel, but I'm having second thoughts and thinking maybe the vbeam might be a better choice.
Which laser should I get done? The Fraxel or the Vbeam? (photo)
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Acne and redness from acne
Inflammatory acne often leaves many patients red or discolored. If you still have active acne it should be treated first. Lasers such as the V-Beam helps with inflammation and redness. Fraxel laser will treat the scars. Please consult a board certified dermatologist who is experienced with scar treatments and these lasers.
Acne laser treatments
Fraxel and Vbeam
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Vbeam and Fraxel together help scars
From your photos it looks like you need a resurfacing laser such as fraxel to deeply penetrate and improve the texture and depth of the scars. If they are red then the Vbeam laser will help reduce the redness. I often do these laser in the same treatment session
Vbeam laser for red acne scars
I think you are a very good candidate (based on the photo) for Vbeam laser treatment. The Vbeam will reduce/remove the redness and improve the overall texture and tone of the skin. To make a significant change in the depth of your scars, however, you will need to add a resurfacing laser to the regimen. I often perform these lasers together in the same treatment session for best results (Vbeam and an erbium resurfacing laser for example). The Vbeam laser may be done first if you prefer a less invasive type of procedure but it will require more than one treatment. I would recommend at least 4-5 treatments to make the biggest impact. Good luck.
Best Laser Treatment for Acne Scars
The best treatment for acne scars is fractionated CO2 laser, we prefer Fraxel repair laser for our acne scar patients. V-Beam laser is good for red spots. Good luck and be well.
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