Laser treatment for acne scarring
I just want to ask for the percentage of getting rid of acne and acne scars. In addition, I also want to ask for the cost of the treatments.
Thank you for the inquiry from RealSelf. The most important thing would be for you to come in for a consultation so that we can look at your acne scarring together. There are different types of scarring. Some types respond better to treatment than others. The most common treatment for acne scarring is using a laser to resurface the area and try to make the scars more even with the surrounding normal skin. Sadly, it is impossible to completely get rid of the scarring – it is, as you asked, a matter of “how much better” can we get the scarring. The two most common lasers that I use for acne scarring are the Fraxel Restore, and the Fractional CO2 laser (Total FX). I usually tell people that we are aiming for a 40% improvement. Sometimes my patients will say that they feel 80% better, and sometimes (uncommon) they say that they only feel 10% better. Some of this is that different people have different opinions on what the percentage is.
For the Fraxel Restore, it takes multiple treatments. Usually 4 to 6 treatments spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart. For cost, it depends on what we decide to do. It is usually around $2000 to $4000 total.
I would be happy to see you for a free consultation. Please call 206-859-5777. Make sure to ask for Dr. Reichel and tell the receptionist that we communicated by email and that you found me on RealSelf.
Jennifer Reichel MD
Director, Pacific Dermatology & Cosmetic Center
11011 Meridian Ave N Ste 102
Seattle WA, 98133