Treating Acne Scars on the Body
Both the Fraxel (1550) and the eMatrix lasers are great treatments for acne scars on the face as well as the body. I have had great results in removing these scars. If you have a lighter complexion I would recommend the Fraxel and a darker one the eMatrix. Both lasers take 4 to 5 treatments scheduled approximately one month apart. For the best results please seek out a board certified dermatologist with a great deal of experience in the Fraxel laser.
While it is difficult to give you a
proper response without visualizing your areas of concern, a few
recommendations can still be made. Firstly a series of chemical peels would be
beneficial for most of your discoloration. Secondly, a combo of glycolic acid
with a bleaching agent such as hydroquinone would be effective as well. Lastly
a laser consultation would be in order as well to give you the full spectrum of
options. Most likely, Fraxel laser would be of great help for your scarring.
Arm and shoulder scar treatment
I have had the most success treating the kind of scars you describe, in fair to medium tone skin types (Fitzpatrick 1-3), with multiple 1540 or 1550nm fractionated laser treatments. Fraxel makes 1550nm, and Palomar 1540nm. Either works fine, should be done where surrounding skin is included in the treatment to blend. It usually requires multiple treatments sessions, 4-6 on average, spaced about 4-6 weeks apart. I would see a dermatologic surgeon with either of these devices.