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How Acne Scar Laser Treatments Work

The only thing worse than having to deal with acne breakouts is also having to deal with the acne scars that often occur as a result. Some acne scars may be minor, while some may have damaged the tissue in your skin at a deeper level. In most situations, acne scar laser treatments can revise and reduce the appearance of those scars so you won’t have to hide them anymore. If you’ve never considered laser skin resurfacing for acne scars before, here’s some information on how the process works and the results you can expect.

Targeted Laser Treatments

One of the best aspects of laser acne scar revision treatments is they are targeted to only the affected areas of the skin, so the surrounding areas won’t be impacted by the laser at all. The laser will send a beam through the skin to create tiny columns. Your skin will then naturally go to work to repair the damaged skin by pushing it out and replacing it with newer and fresher looking skin. Once the healing process is complete, you’ll be left with smooth skin that’s tighter than it was before, and the best part is the scarring will be reduced significantly.

What To Expect From An Acne Scar Laser Treatment

The discomfort most clients feel from an acne scar revision treatment is minimal. Your medical professional will use a topical anesthetic on the skin and the laser itself has a built-in cooling device to make it essentially painless. Treatment times can be anywhere from a few minutes to 30 minutes or so, depending on the area being treated and how severe the scarring is. Most clients will take the rest of the day off and relax at home after getting treated, since the skin could be slightly sensitive for several hours afterward.

Multiple Treatments May Be Required

Numerous factors are in play when it comes to how many acne scar laser treatments you need. These factors include your skin type and tone, the thickness of your skin, how severe the scars are, how well your body heals and much more. The good news about laser skin resurfacing for acne scars is the treatments can be repeated indefinitely as long as they are spaced out about six months apart. Your medical professional will evaluate your results and make suggestions on whether they believe multiple treatments will be beneficial for you.

At Skin Deep Laser Services, we want all of our clients to know exactly what to expect before they begin any type of treatment. During your initial consultation, we will evaluate your skin and determine the best course of action to take for your acne scars. We will also take the time to answer any questions you may have and give you all the information you need to know about our lasers, our professionals, procedures and more. We prioritize your comfort and peace of mind, so contact us at any time to start the initial discussions with us and to get your skin on track to being smooth and free of blemishes again.

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