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Dermapen Vs Fraxel laser treatment for acne scarring

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I'm a 34 year old female with acne scarring from when I had cystic acne a few years back. I wanted to embark on treating my scarring and was reviewing treatment options. I heard that the Dermapen isn't as effective as the ipixel Fraxel laser but that the Fraxel can lead to hyperpigmentation. I have very pale skin and I seem to mark and scar quite easily so I'm quite concerned about choosing the correct treatment as I do not want to end up worse off afterwards. If anyone has any advise or experience on this topic it would be greatly appreciated. 

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You've heard correctly.

Dermapen carries little risk and healing time is around 3 days. Then wait a month or two before any additional treatments. You may want to try that first, then move on to an ablative laser. I do believe needling will help slightly but laser is the way to go.

For your hyperpigmentation concerns, you can always start w/ weaker settings and ramp up. Costs more money, it's what I did, and it's worth it imo.

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