Our expert says:
Hi Sarah, thank you for the question.
Most studies that have been performed with the technology used in the Laser Genesis machine (manufactured by Cutera and a Short-Pulsed 1064-nm Nd:YAG Laser is used) and a pilot study using the Laser Genesis technology shows an improvement of moderate to severe acne scarring between 9% and 45% (average of around 30% improvement).
A total of 5 sessions are usually required to achieve these improvements. Please remember that wrinkle improvement of around 30% is not usually visible to the naked eye.
The gold standard for acne scarring treatment is to use fractional ablative technology using a CO2 laser (Fraxel, Ultra Pulse FX, etc.). Recently good results (greater than 50%) have been achieved with a relatively new technology using bi polar radiofrequency – Matrix RF or Sublative Rejuvenation in particular the high density tip technology.
In all of these technology based treatments one is looking at a minimum of 3 sessions 4 to 6 weeks apart and typically even as many as 5 to 6 sessions are required for the more severe acne scarring.
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