Hi Dr.lam, I just wanted to know the best solution to reduce my acne scaring. I am Indian and I would say my skin color is light Asian. A year ago, i started consulting a dermatologist who recommended that i have the Pro-fractional treatment. He did say that I would need 3 to 5 treatments. Although after my first treatment i didn't see any results, and i think a got some skin discoloration since. However I proceeded for my second treatment two weeks ago and this time he recommended that i do Fraxel restore instead. It seems as if my scars are deeper then they where previously. This is why I am concerned to proceed with any other treatments. I hear that Co2 resurfacing would give me the greater results but with longer downtime which i don't mind. However i do not want more discoloration to occur that is why I'm concerned.
Therefore do you think Co2 resurfacing can be a reasonable option?
Should I proceed with the 3 to 5 Pro-fractional? (although I'm starting to doubt that I will even see 15% difference after all treatments)
I am curious about the micro silicone fillers, I just wanted wanted to know if there are any dangerous side effects since it isn't approved for use on the face. Also for what type of scaring is this filler most effective? (I mostly have rolling scars and boxcar scars, but they don't completely disappear when stretched)
I am considering micro silicone as an option if I could even get 40% improvement. I live in Canada, and i hear it takes at least 3 treatments, therefore i was wondering if its worth making the trip. My biggest concern is the possible long term side effects.
Thanks a lot, really appreciate it