and other similar treatments can be incredibly effective at treating certain
conditions, they're only as good as the professionals using them. These devices
are powerful, and can yield some less-than-favorable results if not used
properly. When administered by a board-certified dermatologist, plastic
surgeon, or licensed aesthetician, there's no reason that these devices would
create larger pores or other skin irregularities. If you're considering Fraxel,
consult with a true, experienced skincare professional to be sure you get the
results you want. Don't hesitate to ask for credentials, and make sure you see
before-and-after photos of your practitioner's past work. Good luck!
A combination of lasers may be needed for the best results to treat acne scars. I utilize both the V-Beam and Fraxel in combination to best treat the skin and it is extremely effective. Neither of these lasers typically make pores look worse. Please consult a board certified dermatologist with an expertise in lasers who can guide you to the best course of treatment.
I have never had a patient say their pores were larger after fraxel. Fraxel also only works well for the right type of acne scars, so please beware of physicians who are not acne scarring experts and think that fraxel is the be all treatment for any type of scarring -- it is not. Combining therpies is needed Im often doing fraxel dual with co2 spot treatment and microneedling and then bellafill for patients with acne scarring. to enable me to get all the types of scars they have. sometimes they also require subcision or pulsed dye laser for redness or even surgical removal of scars. I suggest only going to a scarring expert. Best, Dr. Emer.