What type of laser treatment is the BEST one for Acne scarring and smoothness?
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Acne scar treatments in Los Angeles
Acne Scars and Lasers
Laser Treatments for Acne Scarring
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Depends on the scars, always find a solution ... and laser may not be the only answer
Ice pick scars- deep acne scars= TCA CROSS, or punch excision
Extreme atrophic scars- filler or fat transfer
Tethered or anchored scars- subscion followed by filler.
Scars such as rolling and mixed scars can be treated with Fractional or fully ablative laser.
Box car scars do best with fully ablative laser - either CO2 or Erbium.
The type of laser, the power, passes etc... will also depend on your skin type (colour) and downtime.
A good dermatologist will factor all of the above and come up with an individualised treatment plan for YOUR scars.
Dr Davin LIM
Laser and cosmetic dermatologist
Best Laser for Acne Scars
You answered your own question! I now the Fraxel, Sciton, and eMatrix for treating acne scars and other indications. You have to match the best laser for the individual patient because it depends not only on the scars but also on the skin type. If you have a darker complexion then I would suggest the eMatrix for your scars and if you are lighter then the Fraxel laser would be my preference. Please consult a board certified dermatologist with a great deal of experience with lasers and scar treatments for the best cosmetic results.