How old do scars have to be to have them Fraxeled?
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Acne Scar Treatment
Acne Scar Treatment Timing
There are a variety of treatments available for acne scarring depending on the severity and type of scarring. These include injection of filler agents, submission and a variety of laser treatments range from relatively mild Fractional non-ablative e.g. Fraxel Dual 1550 up to ablative (multiple treatments needed) to long downtime (fewer or single treatment) Fractional ablative laser e.g. Fraxel Repair.
It is also important to know that while we can improve scarring to some degree it never can be made perfect.
The best advice is to see a Dermatologist for personalised advice and treatment or recommendation regarding an appropriately experienced sub-specialized Dermatologist in your area.
Acne scar treatments
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Acne Scars and Fraxel Treatment
Acne scars are treated effectively with the Fraxel laser. After 3 months it will generally be the correct time to treat these scars. The Fraxel with the 1550 wavelength is the perfect setting to treat these scars effectively. If there are any scars that are just red I would suggest the V-Beam to help eliminate the redness alone. Please consult a board certified dermatologist with a great deal of experience with lasers and the Fraxel laser for the best cosmetic results.