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How many sessions of fractional laser is required for mild to moderate acne scars?

Acne & Scars Aesthetic Medicine Laser Treatment Laser Treatment
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With regards to your question,

The number of sessions really depends on 2 main factors:

  1.  How your skin reacts to the treatment.  For some individuals, good results may be seen after 3 sessions whilst others may require 6 or even more sessions.
  2. The depth of penetration of the laser.  If mild settings are used then more sessions may be required and results may not be as satisfactory.

Additionally, as Dr Chua CY has pointed out, combination treatments usually yield more effective results.  I personally do not usually just stick with one kind of treatment modality to treat acne scars.

Hope that helps.

All the best!


Dr Ho Rui Ming
MBBS

 M-Aesthetic Clinic

Novena Medical Centre
10 Sinaran Drive
#11-07 & 08
Singapore 307506


5293 views 24 Jan 2018

Depressed acne scars like rolling/box scars cannot be removed completely. Depending on each individual assessment, it may take 3 or up to 6 sessions of fractional lasers to substantially improve them.

I would go for a clinic that uses different modalities and combination treatments to treat acne scarring as that is proven to improve it faster (in fewer sessions). It helps also to stick with a doctor and a treatment plan that you trust and makes sense, since you may see less results at the start (acne scar treatments rely a lot on collagen regeneration which takes time).

Hope this helps!


Dr Chua Cheng Yu
MBBS, MRCS

Veritas Medical Aesthetics

13 Stamford Road #B2-36/37, Capitol Piazza Singapore 178905


5145 views 24 Jan 2018
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