My raised scars are mostly flat. Would Fraxel laser help smooth them out even more?
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Fraxel for Scars
Acne scars are best treated with the Fraxel laser in type I and II patients. It sounds like you got the correct treatment for the scars with the V-Beam laser for redness. It will take several treatments of the Fraxel laser to modify the scars and produce new collagen. Please consult a board certified dermatologist with a great deal of experience in Fraxel for the best cosmetic results
To smoothing out raised scars - Fraxel or Infini should be used
My raised scars are mostly flat. Would laser help smooth them out even more?
The Lumenis Fractional CO2 Laser has a mode called Scaar Fx that can significantly improve the appearance of scars. I do not believe that the Fraxel laser has a comparable mode.
The V-beam laser is another laser treatment than can significantly improve scars, but uses a different laser wavelength than the Lumenis Fractional CO2 Laser; moreover, optimal results can be sometimes be seen when both are used to treat the scar, a different times of course.
Other options could be a scar revision and/or silastic sheeting.
I hope this helps.