Acne scar reduction is a non-invasive, advanced approach to acne scar treatment that offers excellent results with minimal discomfort and downtime. It uses powerful fractional laser technology to reduce the look of your acne scars without harming the surrounding skin. In just a few fast, easy treatment sessions, Acne scars are much less visible, leaving behind smoother, more attractive skin.
Acne scars are usually the result of inflamed blemishes caused by skin pores engorged with excess oil, dead skin cells and bacteria. The pore swells, causing a break in the follicle wall. Shallow lesions are usually minor and heal quickly. But if there is a deep break in the wall of the pore, infected material can spill out into surrounding tissue, creating deeper lesions. The skin attempts to repair these lesions by forming new collagen fibers. These repairs usually aren’t as smooth and flawless as the original skin.
What do I need to know?
There are two main types of acne scars:
- Hypertrophic or keloid scarring. These scars are caused when the body produces too much collagen as acne wounds heal, resulting in a mass of raised tissue on the skin’s surface.
- Atrophic or depressed scarring. These scars develop when there is a loss of tissue. There are two common types of atrophic scarring. “Icepick” scars are usually small, yet obvious holes in the skin. “Boxcar” scars are depressed areas, usually round or oval in shape with steeply angled sides, similar to chickenpox scars.
Does it hurt?
Most people feel minimal discomfort during the laser procedure. An in house topical numbing agent can be applied 1 hour before treatment.
How many treatments will I need?
Most people need 4 to 6 treatment sessions for optimal results.