Wrinkles and Acne: What Device Works Best?

Posted By American Med Spa Association, Friday, February 10, 2017

In his quest to find the optimal skin resurfacing device and post-treatment regimen for patients, Las Vegas, Nev., facial plastic and cosmetic surgeon Robert J. Troell, M.D., studied more than 250 patients over 10 years. He shared some of his findings yesterday at the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery’s (AACS’s) 2017 annual scientific meeting in San Diego, Calif.
During his presentation, “Fractional CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing: Treatment Results Comparing Platelet Rich Plasma and Alastin to Standard Post-Treatment," Dr. Troell compared devices and tested posttreatments to answer burning questions about what works best. These are the questions he asked and answered. Also, don't miss the Laser Skin Resurfacting Treatment Protocol he provided.
Q: What energy-based system is best in treating facial wrinkles and acne scarring?
A: CO2 laser
“I have compared radiofrequency devices, fractional erbium-YAG lasers and carbon dioxide (CO2) lasers for wrinkle and acne scarring treatment. These procedures were performed alone or adding topical platelet-rich plasma (also adding dermal needling with radiofrequency),” he says. “The carbon dioxide laser outcomes were superior for wrinkle and acne scarring indications.”
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