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Hi guys,

It seems like this is an effective treatment modality for acne scars because it seems to solve two of the problems of acne scars: dermal tethering and collagen formation.

http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/doi/abs/1...1.x?cookieSet=1

Abstract:

BACKGROUND: Many methods have been proposed for the treatment of acne scars with variable cosmetic results. Subcision has been successfully used, although complications often include a hyperpigmented and hypertrophic wound healing response. Nonablative skin resurfacing with a 1320-nm Nd:YAG laser has also been proposed; however, the results are generally inferior to those of more invasive modalities. OBJECTIVE: The objective was to improve on the results of 1320-nm Nd:YAG nonablative laser resurfacing by combining this treatment of acne scars with needle subcision. METHODS: A split-face trial was conducted in a patient with severe rolling and boxcar acne scars. One side of the face was treated with two sessions of subcision alone, spaced 6 weeks apart, whereas the other side was treated with two sessions of subcision spaced 6 weeks apart and 1320-nm Nd:YAG laser sessions every 2 weeks starting after the first subcision. At the conclusion of the split-face trial, the unlasered side was then treated with six biweekly sessions of 1320-nm Nd:YAG. RESULTS: Although the use of subcision resulted in an improvement of the patient's acne scars, the combination of subcision and nonablative laser resurfacing was superior in topography, pigmentation, and overall appearance of the acne scars. CONCLUSION: This case illustrates that dual treatment with subcision and 1320-nm Nd:YAG nonablative laser resurfacing is a well-tolerated and highly effective regimen for the improvement of facial acne scars, compared to subcision alone.

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rentstuff...the liink said "An Error Occurred Setting Your User Cookie am i the only one getting this?

Nope, youre not the only one, i got the same page to.

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well as of now my plan is to get punch floats and subsicion if necessary on my scars and then do fraxel laser.

It's more or less the same i think.

With floats and excision you can achieve literally 90% improvement on scars.

I will do the laser for my scarred pores area.

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The 1320-nm Nd:YAG nonablative laser is basically the Cooltouch laser. I don't know the logistics of the studies, but I bet a lot of the improvement from the subcision-Cooltouch combo is from the swelling caused by the Cooltouch sessions. I've had 5 sessions of Cooltouch and while I saw some improvement throughout the course of my treatments and a few months after, I perceived no improvement 6 months after my last treatment. A lot of people here have done subcision-nLite and most think nLite is a waste.

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