Acne Scar Revision Treatment
Hi, I am a 38yr old Asian origin woman with deep acne scarring. Have had taken accutane 2 yrs before and now looking for the various options to treat the acne scarring effectively. I have been using obagi for my routine skin regimen. Any guidance or advice will sincerely appreciate . Thanks.
Thank you for your inquiry. There are a few ways to treat acne scarring. The right treatment depends on how bad your scars are, as well as your skin type. That is great that you are using Obagi – it is a great skin care line for pigment, acne, and to use on darker skin before treating acne scarring.
For someone of Asian decent, I usually recommend laser resurfacing with the Fraxel Restore laser. It is a great laser and is safe on all skin types. Many of my colleagues and I agree that the Fraxel laser is the Gold Standard for non-ablative resurfacing and works really well on acne scarring. It takes more than one treatment, however. But more aggressive lasers, like the CO2 laser, are not safe on Asian skin.
Please call my office at 206-859-5777 to schedule a cosmetic consultation with me - we can go over everything and make a good plan for you.
Thank you again. Dr. Reichel
Jennifer Reichel MD
Director, Pacific Dermatology & Cosmetic Center