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laser treatments for acne scarring

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laser treatments for acne scarring

Postby gita » Sat Nov 08, 2008 6:15 pm

I have had about four fraxel treatments. There are improvements, although small, with each one. Will Active FX give me better results, or Fraxel repair?
Could you rate all three in terms of effectiveness for acne scarring? Thanks.
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Postby gita » Sat Nov 08, 2008 6:47 pm

Last question - what should I expect to pay for Active FX from the eyes down, i.e. under eyes, all cheek area and around the mouth? Thanks.
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Postby AlexanderRivkinM.D. » Wed Nov 12, 2008 5:54 pm

hi gita,
i think that yes, total fx (a combination of active and deep fx) will give you better results than fraxel for acne scars. it is more intense and the results are better.
of course the downtime is about a week for active / total fx, but the results are worth it. there is not much difference between active fx and fraxel re:pair, so it doesn't much matter which one is used.
prices vary depending on where you get it done. i would charge about $2750 for a full face active fx, $3250 for total. with the discount that we have going now, the total fx comes out to cost $2750.
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Postby gita » Wed Nov 12, 2008 6:26 pm

Thank you for your prompt reply! Unfortunately I live up near Sacramento, otherwise I'd be on your doorstep getting this done. Thanks....
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Postby gita » Thu Nov 20, 2008 12:06 pm

What are the chances of scarring with Active FX? I've had a bunch of Fraxels with no problems. Have you ever seen this type of laser leave scars? Thanks.
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Postby AlexanderRivkinM.D. » Thu Nov 20, 2008 12:48 pm

hi
no, i haven't seen scarring with the active fx
occasionally, with darker skinned patients i have seen some hyperpigmentation, but i have been able to treat it if it happens. it is quite rare.
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Postby gita » Mon Dec 01, 2008 11:02 am

In your experience when does the skin return completely to its normal color after Active FX? Thanks.
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Postby AlexanderRivkinM.D. » Tue Dec 02, 2008 12:09 pm

normal color - about a week to a week and a half
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