Acne can be a stubborn skin ailment, but it doesn’t stop with embarrassing breakouts. It can lead to raised or recessed scarring on the neck and face. Even with powerful over-the-counter retinoids, most can do little about this concern. Fortunately, advances in cosmetic medicine have provided several solutions to target unsightly acne and smooth away the rough pits and bumps it leaves.
Because there are different types of acne scarring, laser treatments must offer multiple therapies to address the problem. Dr. Shadan Kabiri offers a range of focused laser treatments. Fractional Laser Resurfacing and Fractional Needle Radiofrequency are the most popular for acne scarring. After a comprehensive evaluation of your skin, Dr. Kabiri will propose a laser treatment designed to reduce acne scarring and restore youthful skin tone and texture.
Facial laser treatments may sound daunting. However, they’re incredibly tolerable, pragmatic, and fascinating. Here are five ways laser treatments help reduce acne scarring.
1. Removes Dead Skin Layers
Acne scars form when skin cells get damaged, preventing the skin from healing correctly. Acne wounds close, and the skin heals irregularly, resulting in deformed skin cells and discoloration. This phenomenon is one form of acne scarring. The right laser treatment for this type of scar is our fractional CO2 laser skin resurfacing.
First, Dr. Kabiri employs a highly controlled laser to project thousands of microlight threads to focus on closing the acne scars. Next, the laser induces thousands of controlled, microscopic injuries to gently stimulate the body’s healing process for consistent healing.
2. Promotes Collagen Production
Our bodies naturally produce collagen to support underlying tissues and the skin surface. Lasers and Needle RF therapy, deliver scar-healing properties over large areas to stimulate collagen production. The influence of new collagen, combined with the body’s healing response, can dramatically improve the skin surface to a smooth, even texture.
3. Reaches Multiple Depths
Deep acne scarring is challenging to address with topical ointments and creams. The skin cell damage is in the dermal layer, making it difficult to reach. Micro-injuries must take place at this level to create a successful result while leaving adjacent tissue untouched. Fractional laser or Radiofrequency resurfacing can do all this and more.
Its laser penetrates multiple skin layers, causing controlled micro-tears that promote skin healing and renewal.
4. Breaks Pigmentation Apart
A laser’s infrared light destroys harmful bacteria that trigger acne breakouts and promotes scarring. Laser treatments allow you to get ahead of the problem by treating the cause before it has time to affect your skin with scars. Once the acne abates, the skin has a much easier time returning to its natural color and tone, with a smoother, softer texture.
5. Treat Large or Small Areas
Acne breakouts occur on a broad scale ranging from mild to severe. The worst acne cases produce the most prominent scarring. Laser treatments effectively resolve smaller areas like the nose or larger ones such as the forehead, cheeks, and jawline.