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  1. Got Mixto near 3 months ago, next Mixto next week. No complications, but really bad hyperpigmentation for 2 months, that's it. It's probably the only thing that got me results in 1 sitting. Lasers aren't the way to go for deep ice picks - use it for shallow scars, texture issues you want to blend in. Edit: you may likely see the icepick scars widen and shallow after treatment. This is my experience at least, not necessarily a good thing.
  2. Hey, I've done research for ablative fractional CO2 lasers to find that most people experience something along these lines: 1. They get an fractional ablative CO2 laser - Re:pair/TotalFX for white skin, Mixto laser for ethnic skin 2. 7 - 10 days: acne scars show 20% - 50% improvement (they're initially very excited - positive reviews - just to find out it's due to swelling) 3. Week 2 - Week 4: the swelling subsides, acne scars have 0% improvement, maybe worse 4. Week 4 - 6 months: the acne scars start to fill in, results are mixed I experienced the exact same thing with Mixto, and I'm rather confused as to why my scars keep reshaping. I'm 2.5 months out and see scars filling in, however month 0.5 - month 2 I had no improvement - I even sometimes claimed my skin got worse (one of my scars increased in size by 25% due to the laser, just to later fill in 50%). I have hundreds of facial scars, but the ones I tracked a number of them have improved. Is there any scientific documentation explaining the scar healing process for these types of lasers - why there is usually no initial improvement, why collagen builds, or not builds? Since my entire face was lasered, wouldn't healthy skin also be producing collagen, therefore lifting up healthy skin as well? Why would only scar tissue be producing collagen 2 + months out when my skin is fully healed? Why some scars respond better? Thanks.
  3. I've had 10+ electric dermaneedling sessions at 1.5mm - 2mm and 10+ dermaroller sessions over many years and saw minor improvement - improvement not noticeable to others but noticeable to me. I have scars like yours but 5x more of them. Dermaneedling is just one of those things you need to test and see if it works for you. It's not invasive and complications are minimal. Downtime is just a day if you don't mind looking like you're sunburnt. Deeper scars tend to get wider but shallower as you needle. This can be a bad thing for overall look. Anyway, I don't think you'll notice a big difference. This forum hypes dermaneedling, but "pics or it didn't happen". Most who claim good results don't have before/after.
  4. Erbium laser treatment doesn't help

    Fraxel repair full strength would probably be the next step. Already many threads for it on this forum. Some of those scars look pretty deep (Possible fat loss?). Doubt laser will do a whole lot for it. i lifted my deep scars as much as possible before trying ablative lasers for texture. After the swelling goes down and the skin goes back to normal, the collagen rebuilding process should begin, which takes many months. However it looks ineffective for you. There really aren't many options. Stronger laser, subcision, fillers.