Lasers for Acne Scars
Laser treatment for acne scars aims to minimize the appearance of scars that resulted from old acne outbreaks. Lasers are used for acne scarring are Fractional lasers and Pulsed-dye laser. Each of these devices work in a specific way to target different types of scarring.
The type of laser treatment that’s best for you will depend on the kind of acne scars you have. Acne scars can range from depressions in the skin to raised, thickened areas. Also, Acne scars can be discoloured in a wide range from white, pink to red and brown spots.
Fractionated lasers (as Erbium-YAG lasers, Carbon dioxide lasers)
Depressed acne scars and dark spots respond well to fractionated lasers. These lasers create micro-columns of destruction while surrounded with intact areas of skin. This induces new collagen production in the depressed acne scars which become smoother and elevated to the level of surrounding skin. Also, removes top layer skin cells that are darkly pigmented and so reduce brown spots.
Pulsed-dye laser is the most common used laser to treat red scars and broken capillaries. It works by emitting light that is absorbed by hemoglobin in the blood causing blood vessel constriction and improvement in redness.
What are the Post Laser treatment instructions?
- Sun exposure must be minimal for the first 4 – 7 days after your session.
- Mild swelling can occur and should resolve in 2 – 3 days.
- Skin reddness can occur for 3 – 5 days.
- We will give you special skin care instructions to help maximize the effects of your treatment.
- Use cool water and a gentle cleanser for the treatment area.
- With laser resurfacing, skin peeling will take place as new skin replaces dead skin tissue.
Although Laser treatments are generally considered non-surgical procedures, downtime after the sessions depends on the type of laser. Some lasers don’t require downtime at all, while others can require a 1 – 2 weeks for the healing process.
Which Laser is best for your condition?
If you are considering laser treatments to improve your acne scars and your skin condition contact us at At the Klinic. We will choose the device suitable for your skin problem, based on your skin type as well as your life style activities.
At the Klinic, we will help you:
• Control your acne.
• Treat you acne scars.
• Avoid further scarring.
Get your consultation with our experts at The Klinic.
The Klinic 002 – 01004005465 or 002 – 01149918851
(Daily Reservations from 10 am – 4 pm except Fridays & Sundays)