• Will Laser Treatment Get Rid My Acne Scars?

Will Laser Treatment Get Rid My Acne Scars?

Laser skin resurfacing or can help remove the imperfections found on the skin’s surface, such as acne scars.

Laser Treatment & Acne Scars

The procedure, in which a laser is used to melt the molecular bonds of the impaired skin cells layer by layer, can remove acne scars. For those put off by the word ‘melt,’ rest assured that it sounds scarier than it actually is! Laser treatment also helps your skin appear younger and more vibrant because the layers of damaged skin are peeled away, creating a fresh-faced look.

Besides acne scars, laser treatments take away lines and wrinkles, and irregular skin pigmentation. Like every procedure, there are side effects, although they do not occur in every patient and are usually mild when they do occur.

To know if you’re an ideal candidate for laser treatment to remove your acne scars ask yourself:

  • Is my skin elastic?
  • Are the acne scars the only facial scars I have?
  • Is my skin non-oily?
  • Is my skin light in nature?

If you answered “yes” to all four of the above questions, then you’re an ideal candidate for laser treatment.

People with oily, firm, or dark skin are not suited for this kind of treatment because there is a risk of unexpected side effects that cannot be reversed, like skin discoloration. Furthermore, if you have deep facial scarring from a sports injury, fall or other mishaps, laser treatments will not remove those scars.

If you qualify for laser treatment to get rid of your acne scars, you may feel a strong itching or stinging following the procedure. It is normal to experience this for about 72 hours afterwards, and it will fade.

About one week after your laser treatment, you’ll notice that your skin will become dry and start to peel. This is a normal part of your skin’s healing process and you should not be alarmed. Generally, healing takes between 10-21 days and the redness fades shortly after. Once you’ve healed, you can wear makeup and a broad-spectrum sunscreen to protect your skin from the sun.

After laser treatments it is important to keep your skin moisturized. We will recommend certain products you can use that will not harm your newly treated, acne scar-free skin.

If you’re interested in exploring laser treatments as a means to get rid of acne scaring, talk to your doctor today to decide if you’re a good candidate for this procedure.

March 17, 2015
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