Laser Acne Scar Removal Treatment


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Laser Acne Scar Removal Treatment

  1. 1. Laser Acne Scar Removal Treatment By: Alice Hill
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  3. 3. • Some forms of acne can create serious long term, ugly damage to the skin. Acne sufferers tend to be anxious to improve their complexion, achieve a smoother skin surface and also a more even skin tone.• A common used technique, proven to help a variety of skin conditions, such as acne scars, wrinkles or uneven pigmentation, is termed as laser resurfacing. This is also known as one of the laser acne scar removal treatment technique which is an effective treatment options available nowadays. More Acne Tips & Resources at: 3
  4. 4. • Laser acne scar removal treatment is a safe and precise procedure. Even though it is carried out by qualified medical professional, there are still some risks involved that you should know. More Acne Tips & Resources at: 4
  5. 5. Performing Acne Scar Laser Treatment• Laser acne scar removal can be performed under general anaesthesia, sedation or local anaesthesia. The eyes are covered with moistened gauze and protective goggles. When laser resurfacing is performed for the removal of acne scars, your dermatologist will use a laser beam, which will destroy the epidermal layer and heat the underlying dermis. More Acne Tips & Resources at: 5
  6. 6. • This will stimulate the fibroblasts to produce new collagen fibres; the result of this will be to make the skin appear smoother. In other words, the laser destroys tissue, which then repairs by producing new cells.• This treatment is harsher than others, such as microdermabrasion acne scars treatment, or perhaps using an acne scar cream, so it will take a few months to heal completely. More Acne Tips & Resources at: 6
  7. 7. • For more superficial acne scars or for the treatment of fine lines there are less intense lasers available, called non-ablative lasers and radio frequency devices.• These treatments heat up the dermis, but without causing any damage to the epidermis. This is why the recovery time will be significantly faster, however, the patient may need multiple sessions to achieve optimal results. More Acne Tips & Resources at: 7
  8. 8. Types of Lasers Used For Laser Acne Scar Removal• There are preferably two types of lasers being used for treating and removing acne scars.• Erbium laser is a precise wavelength laser. When it contacts with the skin, the moisture in the skin will absorbs it and the heat scatters to surrounding healthy skin without damaging it. More Acne Tips & Resources at: 8
  9. 9. • As the laser can focus very accurately and also can be reduced to a very small beam, there is literally little discomfort experienced by the patient and all the healthy skin will remain intact. More Acne Tips & Resources at: 9
  10. 10. • Another newer type of laser is the carbon dioxide type. Not like the steady focused energy of erbium laser, the CO2 laser sends out very short bursts of highly intense laser beams which can melt through skin a layer each time.• Although the CO2 is a very precise laser, it is not suitable for everyone because patients have to be meet certain medical criteria before they can undergo this procedure. More Acne Tips & Resources at: 10
  11. 11. • Laser acne scar removal is certainly a procedure to consider for cosmetic surgery. Very seldom complications will occur using this type of method to remove acne scars. More Acne Tips & Resources at: 11
  12. 12. Potential Risks Associated with Laser Acne Scar Removal:• swelling• redness• itching• crusting• milia development• scarring• bacterial, viral or fungal infection More Acne Tips & Resources at: 12
  13. 13. How much can you expect to pay for acne scar laser treatment?• The costs of laser resurfacing will depend on where it is performed, the experties and qualifications of the professional and how large the area to be treated is.• However, it can range from $200 to $4000. If you are planning to get your entire face resurfaced, you should probably expect to pay around $300 to $500 per session. More Acne Tips & Resources at: 13
  14. 14. Are there any less invasive alternatives to Laser Acne Scar Removal?• Currently available less invasive acne scar treatment methods include microdermabrasion, the use of acne scar creams, holistic treatment approaches or home remedies. More Acne Tips & Resources at: 14
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