Acne is a skin condition where the oil that lubricates the skin is blocked in the oil ducts and is unable to get out, causing pimples and scarring. There are a number of treatments to treat acne scars and laser acne treatment has shown to be the most effective for removing acne scars. Most people will be affected by acne at some time in their life. When it does happen, the effects can cause a deep psychological disturbance that affects the self-esteem of a person. However, acne scar laser treatment may be able to help.
Laser and intense pulsed light (IPL) are non-invasive, groundbreaking methods that provide a remedy for acne scarring, consisting of quick pulses of laser light that penetrates into the top layer of the skin. The damaged tissue is removed by the body’s natural healing and is rebuilt with new collagen, which produces fresh, clear skin.
There are several types of acne scar laser treatment options, and our specialist will decide which type of treatment is best for you. Laser treatment may require a local anesthetic. The main types of acne scar lasers used to remove acne scars are:
1) Fraxel laser — This is a non-ablative acne scar laser that does not damage or vaporize any of the surrounding skin tissue. By heating the tissue with laser energy, it will stimulate new collagen production.
2) Carbon dioxide lasers — This is a newer acne scar laser treatment and to qualify for this treatment there are certain requirements that must be met. Carbon dioxide laser works by producing short bursts of very high-energy that, layer by layer, will vaporize the scarred tissue. Depending on the strength of the treatment, recovery from carbon dioxide treatment can be three to ten days.
3) Fractional laser treatment — This is considered the best treatment for acne scars because only a small part of the skin is treated with the laser energy while the rest of the skin is left alone. It stimulates the production of collagen as well as faster healing.
4) Pixelation — In skin resurfacing, Pixel is considered the newest technological treatment. It uses small pin-sized points that penetrate beneath the skin of the affected areas but do not affect the rest of the skin surface. The depth and intensity can be easily adjusted for dealing with deeper infections.
You no longer need to live with your acne scars whether you are a teenager or a senior citizen. Our specialist will answer your questions about acne scar laser treatment. Contact us today at Perfect Skin Center to schedule a consultation to visit our Arizona offices! We proudly serve you from offices in Tempe and Scottsdale.