Is dermapen better than nd yag laser for acne scar on Indian skin? (photos)
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Comparing Microneedling To. Lasers For Acne Scar Treatment
The key findings reported just this very month (Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2016 April 3,4) from a rigorous, meta-analysis review of the medical literature on acne scar treatments were summarized as follows: "There is lack of high-quality evidence regarding the effects of various interventions for the treatment of acne scars; studies were underpowered, had poor methodology, lacked standardized improvement assessments,and used differing baseline variables." In one study reviewed, "fractional laser showed comparable scar improvement to fractional radiofrequency...and was comparable to combined chemical peeling with skin needling in a different study..."
Since the jury is clearly not in on the value of these treatments, it would seem to be prudent to stick with less expensive modalities, such as medical microneedling for tone and texture problems and subcision (for atrophic, indented, depressed) acne scars.
Additionally, lasers pose a particular risk of causing postinflammatory hyperpigmentation and permanent hypopigmentation (loss of pigment) in people of color, which medical microneedling, either with Dermapen or manual rollers (e.g Dermaroller) does not.
Best of luck to you.
Acne scars in type 5 skin
Indian Skin and Acne Scars
Both Eclipse Micropen and eMatrix work very well on scars. eMatrix is the best laser that I have used for your type of skin for acne scars. It will take several treatments to improve these acne scars. Microneedling works best with PRP. Please consult an expert for the best results. Best, Dr. Green
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