Would fractionated carbon dioxide laser be helpful for me with acne scars?
It’s a bit difficult without being able to see you or knowing your age. But, yes, usually the fractionated CO2 is more effective than the Fraxel Restore for acne scarring. If you are 30 years old and have minimal to moderate scarring, the Fraxel Restore could be perfect. But if you are older or have more severe scarring, I would recommend the Deka “DOT” system for you or the Lumenis Deep Fx. Fraxel makes a Co2 system also called the Fraxel Repair which is not as good, in my opinion, as the two other systems I mentioned for acne scarring.
An experienced, excellent cosmetic dermatologist in NYC who has a DOT system is Dr. Macrene Alexiades-Armenakas. Good luck! Dr. I