Question about Acne Scarring: i finished a 6 six month course of roaccutane for q2206

Article Medically reviewed by Dr. Gavin Chan (MBBS, cosmetic physician, liposuctionist)

Dr. Gavin Chan

Templestowe Lower and Berwick Clinics

Dr. Gavin Chan has a background in intensive care, anaesthesia, and emergency medicine. Since 2004, Dr. Chan has provided cosmetic procedures, including anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, liposuction, fat transfer, skin needling, and laser treatments. He is a doctor trainer for various dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections.
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Question:

I finished a 6 six month course of Roaccutane for my acne in September 2012 and am acne free now. However I’m left with scars which I would like to get rid of. Could I please know
1/ whether Fraxel laser would help
2/How much will it cost per session and approx how many sessions would I need?
3/ How soon can I get it done as I have been on Roaccutane
4/Can I get a medicare rebate?
Thanks

Answer:

Fraxel is a great option to treat scars as it promotes the production and regeneration of collagen to lift and improve the appearance of acne scarring.  
Cost of fraxel treatments can be found here;
https://www.thevictoriancosmeticinstitute.com.au/fraxel-laser/#cms_How-much-does-Fraxel%E2%84%A2-laser-treatment-cost?

Medicare rebates and Medicare Safety Net rebates may be eligible for those with facial/neck scarring, but only with treatment by an erbium or carbon dioxide laser.
Fraxel can be performed 6 months after stopping the roaccutane.

Dr. Gavin Chan
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