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laser co2 tca hyperpigmentation

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#1 acnescar123

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 03:06 AM

So I was doing some research into lasers and ran into this study:

 

http://www.ncbi.nlm....pubmed/18608703

 

What's interesting is that he targeted the scars specifically with an old school co2 laser (can do it with a fractional co2 as well). This in turn reduced a bunch of the side effects and gave similar results.

 

"With the pinpointed irradiation, there were no
complications that could be seen with conventional
laser resurfacing and also the down-time is
shortened to 3–5 days. All irradiated dots on the
face were small freckle-like dry points of ablated
epithelium which could be gently removed with
moisturizer after 1 day. The color of the treated scar
area was back to pink or normal by 2 or 3 days. Also,
postoperative hyperpigmentation was not observed;
this could be because there was no overlapped
irradiation, no bulky damage and the time interval
between each shot was relatively long."

 

As you can see the laser marks are only on the scars themselves

Targetted-CO2-Laser-Treatment-of-Acne-Sc

 

Results seem to be decent as well:

Targetted-CO2-Laser-Treatment-of-Acne-Sc

 

Just wondering if someone has explored doing this type of thing? Seems like a decent idea to do pinpoint aggressive laser at first and then do a full area treatment after. Its basically like doing TCA cross but with a laser. Thoughts?


Edited by acnescar123, 20 February 2013 - 03:12 AM.


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Posted 21 February 2013 - 03:53 PM

those are some amazing results



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Posted 22 February 2013 - 06:29 PM

those are some amazing results

 

I think what's more impressive is that there is much less downtime + risk meanwhile giving similar results.



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Posted 22 February 2013 - 07:26 PM

i wonder why doctors don't spot laser on scars like that, with many passes , and ignore the good surrounding skin,as acnescar123 said that will yield great results with less risk,the only answer for that ,they want our money ,and we want less pain and scars!!



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Posted 22 February 2013 - 08:52 PM

i had a dream the other day i did a facial peel and my face was perfect afterwards ...it was a feeling like i've never felt b4 ...could u imagine 1 day with perfect skin ?



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Posted 25 February 2013 - 04:30 AM

If this became more common, I'd definitely want to consider it. The biggest issue I have with laser is that it's going to affect healthy unscarred skin too. Also, I may be wrong since I'm not that well-read on lasers, but spot treating with laser seems much safer and better controlled than dropping strong liquid acid on scars and hoping it didn't spill too much etc.



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Posted 25 February 2013 - 06:10 AM

If this became more common, I'd definitely want to consider it. The biggest issue I have with laser is that it's going to affect healthy unscarred skin too. Also, I may be wrong since I'm not that well-read on lasers, but spot treating with laser seems much safer and better controlled than dropping strong liquid acid on scars and hoping it didn't spill too much etc.

 

I don't see any reason why a doctor would decline doing it if you asked him. I'm just curious if anyone has ever done something like this + the results they had.



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Posted 25 February 2013 - 06:11 AM

Some doctors uses deep fx to do that.



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Posted 01 March 2013 - 03:48 AM

One more study I found:

 

http://www.nyccosmet...Photo[g6797]/2/