Deka Co2 smartxide or Deep FX for Acne Scars?
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Both lasers are excellent- depends on the type of acne scar and operator
Both of these lasers are excellent and much much better than Fraxel, however acne scar revision is a specialised field. For the best results, one should target the acne scar type with ideal treatments. For example deep ice pick scars, and narrow box car scars can be treated with TCA CROSS peels, mixed scars, rolling, and atrophic scars treated with fractional devices such as Fraxel, fractional lasers, and INFINI radiofrequency. Atrophic scars (depressions) can be treated with either fat grafts, or with HA dermal fillers. Tethered and anchored scars are best treated with surgery.
The majority of patients will have a collection of different scar types, and hence a tailored treatment METHOD will be best. Careful examination, especially under angled lighting with scar mapping will give you an understanding of what are the best options for your scars. Video explains more.
All the best,
Dr Davin Lim.
Laser, surgical & aesthetic dermatologist.
Deka Co2 smartxide or Deep FX for Acne Scars? What is the best treatment.
Acne Scars on Face/Body -- Lasers (Fraxel, Co2, Erbium), TCA Cross, Microneedling/PRP, Subcision, Fillers, Tattooing, Surgery
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