So I was doing some research into lasers and ran into this study:
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
Results seem to be decent as well:
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.