Acne scars are a common skin condition that can affect you regardless of your age. They can make you feel self-conscious and embarrassed by your skin. If acne scars are hurting your self-confidence, laser skin resurfacing treatments may be right for you. Focus Derm Institute in Alhambra, California, offers an effective solution for treating acne scars using the PicoSure laser technology. To find out if laser treatments are right for your acne scars, schedule an appointment online or by calling the office.
When you have moderate to severe acne breakouts that deeply penetrate your skin, your skin and underlying tissue become damaged. As part of your body’s natural healing reaction, it produces new collagen to repair the damage. If your body makes too much or too little collagen during the healing process, you can develop visible acne scars.
Typically, there are two types of scars that can result from acne breakouts. With too little collagen, your skin heals improperly, leaving pits and depressions in your skin. When your body produces too much collagen, acne scars appear raised and bumpy.
Focus Derm Institute uses the PicoSure laser technology as a skin resurfacing treatment. The laser uses short pulses of light energy to remove the outer layer of your skin damaged by acne scarring.
The laser stimulates your body’s natural healing response and produces new collagen and elastin. Over the course of a few weeks, your skin’s condition visibly improves, reducing the appearance of acne scars. The new collagen also adds volume to your skin, smoothing fine lines and wrinkles and giving you younger-looking skin.
PicoSure is effective at treating a variety of skin types. Even if you have very light or very dark skin, Focus Derm Institute can successfully reduce the visibility of acne scars with minimal side effects.
Depending on the severity of your acne, your provider may suggest a series of treatments to achieve optimal results. They discuss your expectations and treatment schedule prior to performing the treatment.
Following your treatment, you may experience redness and swelling in the treatment area. These side effects are temporary and go away within a day or two. You may also notice a whitening of the scarred skin initially after treatment, which later darkens before falling off.
Immediately after laser treatments, you can return to work and your normal activities without any limitations. You should avoid sun exposure and wear a high-quality sunscreen to protect your skin as it heals.
Book an appointment online or by phone to learn more about the benefits of laser acne scar removal.
*Individual results may vary.