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Scars on Chest/Back/Arms


I've got acne scars on my back chest and shoulders. They are hypertrophic scars I think, Pink/purple and slightly raised. I was wondering if there were any cosmetic procedures to reduce the appearance of my scars.

My dermatologist says the skin on my chest back and trunk is different to the skin on the face, and so most procedures (ie dermabrasion, peels, laser etc.) will not work on my chest/back scars.

I've done a bit of research and from what I gather, Fraxel and Pulsed Dye laser have been used on hypertrophic acne scars occuring on areas of the body other than the face, ie back/chest. My question is "Has anyone tried or heard of fraxel or Pulsed dye laser and it's success on the chest/back? Before and after photos would be great also, even if they are photos u found on the net, Thanks.

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