To effectively treat pitted (atrophic) acne scars, a resurfacing laser, such as the Fraxel or fractional CO2 laser, is required. The Fractional CO2 laser is the most aggressive and most effective treatment for pitted acne scars. Most patients with pitted acne scars do very well after treatment with the Fractional CO2 Laser. However, some patients have very localized acne scars and do not require treatment of the entire face. These scars can be treated focally, leaving the unscarred areas of the face untreated. The technique, called the F.A.S.T. technique, uses Fractional CO2 Laser technology to target only focal areas of acne scarring; F.A.S.T. stands for Focal Acne Scar Treatment.
During your F.A.S.T. treatment: