Fractional Carbon Dioxide Laser and its Combination with Subcision in Improving Atrophic Acne Scars

Fractional Carbon Dioxide Laser and its Combination with Subcision in Improving Atrophic Acne Scars

Results

The average of recovery rate was 54.7% using the combination method and 43.0% using laser alone (P < 0.001). The mean patient satisfaction was significantly higher with the combination method than laser alone (6.6 ± 1.2 vs. 5.2 ± 1.8; P < 0.001). Bruising was only seen with the combination method and lasted for 1 week in 57.0% and for 2 weeks in 43.0%. Erythema was seen in both methods. Postinflammatory pigmentation and hyperpigmentation were associated with combination method. No persistent side effects were seen after 6 months

Conclusion

Using a combination of subcision and laser had suitable results regarding scar recovery and satisfaction rate

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