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Offline Technogear

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I've been to  Belo Clinic just a month ago for my acne scar treatment (i had the scars on my cheeks since high school pa and I am on my late 20s already).

Anyhow, the doctor recommended that I undergo the FRAXEL laser treatment (natry ko na lahat in the past, Ive had TCA chemical peel, about 12 sessions of Diamond Peel, Tretinoin, Glycolic, etc. etc. pero walang effect on my scars although di na ako nagkakapimple ngayon).

I am making a brief comparison between the two and this is what i found out...

1. Dermabrasion (at Dermclinic)- Accdg to my recent canvass...this costs around 25,000-30,000 pesos depending on how heavy the scar was...

Pros- It will literally peel you skin off so wala daw scars na mapapalampas, i just dont know how effective this is since eto daw yung maximum version ng Diamond Peel (fyi, diamond peel is just taking away the dead skin layer of the skin so wala talaga syang masyadong  effect sa mga acne scars)

CONS- Accdg to my Dra. 3 weeks- to one month ang downtime dahil mamumula daw talaga yung mukha ko.She gave me comparison about sa wound healing ...na para daw syang  sugat na kinaskas...lalagyan ng white bandage para lagi syang malinis..

2. Fraxel Laser treatment - This costs around 10,000-15,000 pesos per session (Belo clinic,  Beverly hills 6750 meron sila neto). This is better daw than dermabrasion kasi laser e...

PROS- no downtime, you can go to work the next day kagad
CONS- Super mahal! You need to have about 3 or 4 treatments para mawala talaga yung scars mo

My question to the dermatologists is...

Which session should I undergo? Dermabrasion of Fraxel? I have been searching the internet for a couple of weeks now to find the answers pero mukang divided din yung mga dermatologists of which is the better treatment.

Care to enlighten me ?
   


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Re: Alin mas maganda Fraxel or Dermabrasion for removing scars?
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2009, 03:24:05 PM »
Hi Technogear, i am not a dermatologist but a clinical nurse sa isang hospital d2 sa makati....From what i know, there are different types of treatments for acne scars. Just for your info, you must remember that treating acne scars in generally difficult. Yung doctor nga namin narin ang nagsasabi...na wala talagang sure 100% way to eliminate scars however, there are treatments that can improve this.

Microdermabrasion - uses diamond crystals; superficial treatment only; more sessions,; longer results

Dermabrasion - literally like sandpapering your face using a motorized rotary instrument; longer downtime and needs to be done in an operating room setting

Fractional laser - uses laser to resurface the skin. no downtime but a bit expensive. fraxel is a brand name.

Collagen Induction Therapy - uses a dermaroller/microneedle roller that creates small pores on the skin for better penetration of medicines applied; promotes collagen production thus better, younger looking skin; a new technique approved by US FDA. this is the new thing in acne scar treatment.

I hope this helps.

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Re: Alin mas maganda Fraxel or Dermabrasion for removing scars?
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2010, 08:24:20 PM »
i think mas maganda ang fraxel kasi unlike dermabrasion yung fraxel kasi concentrated lang sa affected area... ang dermabrasion kasi matatamaan pati yung healthy tissues sa skin mo.

am also thinking of taking fraxel but i wonder kung saan nga ba mura.. medyo pricey kasi sa mga belo e... baka meron po kayong gusto ishare.. pa share naman dito pls...

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Re: Alin mas maganda Fraxel or Dermabrasion for removing scars?
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2010, 08:25:33 PM »
magkano po ba services ng fraxel sa belo? does anyone here know? interesado din sana ako.

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Re: Alin mas maganda Fraxel or Dermabrasion for removing scars?
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2010, 08:26:56 PM »
according to a friend who inquired to their branch .. nasa 60,800/session daw... mahal no.. pero noon pa kasi ito di ko na alam rate nila ngayon or kung may discount sila or promo..

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Re: Alin mas maganda Fraxel or Dermabrasion for removing scars?
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2010, 01:45:41 AM »
I still go for fraxel.. I already had 3 sessions this yr! Im overjoyed and contented..My scars are swallow some scars are no longer noticeable! Also, pores is smaller :) Thumbs up for Fraxel, pricey YES but worth every penny spent! :)

Fraxel- 9800 per session plus topical anethesia around 11k per session! You also need to buy recovery cream wc you will use for 2 weeks ! In my case i also prefer to take Docycycline for 3 weeks after the treatment just to prevent acne breakout! :)
« Last Edit: December 31, 2010, 01:53:12 AM by Kikaykat »


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Re: Alin mas maganda Fraxel or Dermabrasion for removing scars?
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2010, 08:42:39 AM »
hi kikaykat... baka naman pwede makishare kung kaninong doctor ka nagpafraxel?

would you know po any promo ngayon sis?

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Re: Alin mas maganda Fraxel or Dermabrasion for removing scars?
« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2012, 03:40:35 PM »
am interested to know din sana kung may promo... ok ba at effective ba talaga ang fraxel?

Gaano katagal kaya ang downtime? or depende pa din sa scar?



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Re: Alin mas maganda Fraxel or Dermabrasion for removing scars?
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2013, 02:56:06 PM »
I still go for fraxel.. I already had 3 sessions this yr! Im overjoyed and contented..My scars are swallow some scars are no longer noticeable! Also, pores is smaller :) Thumbs up for Fraxel, pricey YES but worth every penny spent! :)

Fraxel- 9800 per session plus topical anethesia around 11k per session! You also need to buy recovery cream wc you will use for 2 weeks ! In my case i also prefer to take Docycycline for 3 weeks after the treatment just to prevent acne breakout! :)


San ka nagpafraxel?


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Re: Alin mas maganda Fraxel or Dermabrasion for removing scars?
« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2013, 05:03:59 PM »
medicard offers 20k for 4sessions pixel.....iba lang ang brand sabi ni doc bootsie ...depende sa promo sa medicard...iyong malapit sa buendia station.


 

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