After 15 years of sometimes cystic acne, I was finally able to find a solution which didn't involve Accutane. I am clear now but am left with some scarring. I consulted with my dermatologist regarding scar treatments and he said that I have a combination of boxcar and icepick scars. I have 3 boxcar scars on my right cheek, 1 boxcar on my left cheek, 2 boxcars on my right temple, 1 boxcar on my left temple, 1 boxcar on my forehead and a cluster of icepicks above my eyebrow which forms a line.
She wants to spot treat with the traditional CO2 laser on my temples and forehead and start with subcision on both of my cheeks since they are deeper. For a 2nd and any remaining sessions, he would just be using the CO2 laser on all of my scars. She told me about the redness that I will experience for a few months and I am okay with that. I have been reading reviews on here though and other sites and am reading a lot of things that are making me nervous. Permanent hyperpigmentation, hypopigmenation, new scars, etc. I understand there are always risks but it seems like a lot of people come out unhappy. Should i avoid the traditional CO2 laser and ask for Fraxel Repair?
I have pale white skin and am probably a 2 on the Fitzpatrick scale.
Edited by spartan32, 27 February 2013 - 03:16 PM.