Can a C02 fractional laser or Infini RF remove a hypopigmented burn scar? (photo)Acne & Scars Skin, Hair & Nails Laser Treatment
I'm a 32 year old male. I have a hypopigmented burn scar on my belly. Will a C02 fractional laser or Infini RF be effective at removing it? Thank you.
Alternative a more invasive and cheaper way would be to have the scar excised under local anesthetic. This would result in a small linear scar and over time would return to your natural surrounding skin pigmentation.
If you would like to know more please don't hesitate to contact me.
Thank you for your close up photo of your hypo-pigmented burn scar.
This being said, Fractional CO2 Lasers or INFINI RF are more effective for depressed, atrophic scars like box-scar/rolling acne scars.
Hypopigmentation after burns is due to the dysregulation of melanin production after injury to melanocytes. Hence, topical treatments are also important to assist with re-pigmentation.
To get best results, multiple sessions of a combination of lasers and topical treatments are key for re-pigmentation of a hypo-pigmented burn scar.
Hope that this helps!
Dr Justin Boey
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