Even after acne clears up, bothersome red marks can be left behind and can take years to fade. With laser skin resurfacing, the production of new, healthy skin cells is promoted to speed up the healing process and fade acne scars.
There are many topical solutions that promise to fade acne marks, however, the most effective solution to acne scar treatment is to treat the deeper layers of skin. This can be done with laser acne scar treatment to remove the outer damaged lasers of skin and promote the growth of new skin cells. Acne scar treatment may require several sessions depending on how deep the scarring is.
Patients who experience red marks left from acne can benefit from treatment with laser skin resurfacing. Those with pit scarring may not benefit from laser skin resurfacing for their acne scars. Patients should wait until their acne has cleared up before receiving treatment for acne scarring to prevent future scarring from occurring. Laser skin resurfacing can also improve other skin blemishes like sun spots and hyper-pigmentation, rough texture, dull skin, and fine lines and wrinkles.
Laser skin resurfacing begins with Adley prepping the skin for treatment. Patients will also be provided with eye protection to wear when laser energy is begin administered. Adley DaSilva will then use the appropriate laser length to target deeper layers of skin. He will make several passes over the treatment area with the laser, delivering short bursts of energy to the skin.
After laser skin resurfacing for acne scarring, the skin will appear red and inflamed for several days. Patients should avoid direct sun exposure and use sunscreen when outdoors. In the week following treatment, the skin may begin to peel, removing damaged layers of skin and revealing smoother skin beneath. New skin cells and collagen will continue to be produced, leading to diminished acne marks and other blemishes. Patients can achieve improvements after one treatment session, however, several spaced out sessions may be required for more severe scarring.
Your acne scar treatment will begin with a consultation with Adley DaSilva to ensure that you are a candidate for treatment. Adley will examine your skin and discuss your concerns to help you develop your custom treatment plan. To schedule your consultation in Port St. Lucie, contact Cosmetica Plastic Surgery and Anti-Aging today.