Hello, I have the acne scars and was offered deep chemical peel/s or dermapen.. to resolve the issue permanently. Suggestion?
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Fractional Microneedle Resurfacing With Dermapen Is An Excellent Treatment For Acne Scars
To treat acne scars, I have routinely been using Dermarollers since they came out ten years ago and Dermapen since it appeared on the market a few years ago, each with gratifying results. Such approaches collectively are referred to as Fractional Medical Microneedle Therapy or Fractional Microneedle Resurfacing, and, in general, between two to four treatments, spaced at six week intervals, are necessary to achieve sufficient aesthetic improvement. Since microneedling promotes new, native collagen synthesis (neocollagenesis), the results tend to be permanent.
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Unfortunately, as of now, I have not been impressed with fraxel lasers or other light-based devices or radiofrequency devices, all of which appear to be a lot more manufacturer-backed marketing hype and less hard science--not to mention considerably more expensive treatments.
Acne Scars and treatment
Acne scars can best be treated with either Fraxel or eMatrix depending on your skin type. I have found both these lasers superior to conventional methods such as chemical peels and they have little down time. For the best results please consult a board certified dermatologist in your area who has a great deal of experience treating acne scars.