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Thursday, October 29. 2015

Category : Acne Scarring Treatments

Thursday, October 29. 2015

Acne Scarring in Asian Patients : China Korea

How to treat Asian skin with Acne Scarring:

Patients with Asian skin have more delicate skin and require a different approach when it comes to acne scar removal.

Mixto fractional Co2 laser is a fractionated CO2 laser that can be safely used in darker skin types. We still prefer to prep the skin for 10-14 days with a combination of Retin-A cream and Hydroquinone. Laser setting are generally milder for patient with darker or more delicate skin.

In addition to lasers these are a few of the other options available when it comes to treating Asian Acne scarring:

Venus Viva

Venus Viva was FDA approved I the united states in 2015.

The device has 2 hand-pieces; the Diamond hand piece is non ablative and tightens the skin without any downtime. In fact it does not break the skin and clients can return to work immediately. Several sessions are needed.

The second hand piece is the nano-fractional ablative Radiofrequency. Tiny prongs/needles actually penetrate the skin and release radiofrequency energy under the skin (in the dermis). This is where the actually scarring is. There is 2-3 days of redness and occasional peeling.

1-2 sessions over 4 weeks are needed to get significant improvement.

Please watch the video below and call us for a complimentary consultation:


A. David Rahimi,MD,FAAD,FAACS

Thursday, October 1. 2015

Category : Acne Scarring Treatments

Thursday, October 1. 2015

What is the best laser for the treatment of Acne Scarring?

A question I am often asked by patients relates to the efficacy of specific procedures for the elimination of acne scars. The answer is invariably disappointing to them: No one procedure is capable of complete removal of all types of Acne scarring.

Patients often come in and ask for Micro-needling or Subcision or a certain laser to “eliminate” their acne scars.

I spend a substantial portion of my consultation explaining the difference between ice-pick scars, rolling scars, atrophic scars or box-car scars. I then proceed to explain the difference between fillers, lasers and tightening procedure.

Often times a combination of these modalities are needed to improve acne scars.

Deep atrophic scars need to be filled in.

Ice pick scars may need to be excised.

Rolling and Box-car scars need a combination of Subcision and Co2 laser.

My goal is to educate my patient and chose the best and most effective procedure combination for them.

I also make sure that their expectations are realistic. Most patients get 25-30% improvement with one combination treatment.

A second or even third treatment may be needed for even better results.

I recently published a book which discusses my approach and philosophy.