Acne is one of those skin conditions that most of us deal with at some point. In fact, according to the American Academy of Dermatology, 85% of people between the ages of 12 and 24 experience at least mild acne. Some people recover from acne with no trace of their former pimples, but many are left with a constant reminder in the form of acne scars.
If you have acne scars, what can you do to get rid of them and finally put your battle with acne behind you? Our team at Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center helps patients on a daily basis to reduce their acne scars and give them a new confidence in their appearance. In fact, we offer several treatments that can effectively treat acne scars so we can recommend the ideal option for you.
Lasers have the unique ability to treat a wide variety of cosmetic skin care concerns depending on the type of light the laser uses and the way it’s configured. Some laser procedures even address multiple cosmetic issues at the same time – including acne scars.
We offer two types of particularly versatile laser treatments for acne scars: fractionated CO2 laser skin resurfacing and microlaser peels. Fractionated CO2 laser skin resurfacing removes damaged surface skin in a checker-like pattern to stimulate healing and scar remodeling for the skin throughout your treatment area. Microlaser peels work in a similar way but they are more superficial, making them less invasive and more common for mild scarring.
Both of these treatments will improve not only acne scarring but also fine lines, wrinkles, mild sagging skin, and age spots if applicable. This makes either of them a perfect fit if you’d like to minimize your acne scars.
Chemical peels have been patient favorites for a long time, and for good reason. Like fractionated laser skin resurfacing and microlaser peels, these treatments can help you work toward several cosmetic goals at the same time.
During a chemical peel, we apply a precisely formulated solution to your skin which penetrates through damaged surface skin so your body can shed these damaged layers. At the same time, the treatment stimulates the healing process within the deeper layers of your skin, leading to transforming your scar tissue with smoother, less noticeable tissue.
Laser resurfacing and chemical peels both focus on removing damaged surface skin while stimulating your body’s healing and scar remodeling process. However, there’s another option that also breaks up previous scar tissue and initiates the process of replacing it with new tissue that blends better with your natural skin. This treatment is called microneedling.
During a microneedling treatment, we use a specialized tool called Rejuvapen®. Rejuvapen® has ultrafine needles which we use in a pattern of dots across your skin to jumpstart your body’s natural process of breaking down and replacing the scar tissue in your acne scars.
We can amplify your results even more by using your own natural growth factors. We extract a sample of your blood and process it in a centrifuge to isolate the plasma which is rich in growth factors. We then apply this to your skin after your Rejuvapen® treatment, allowing the growth factors to reach the deeper layers of your skin and intensify your body’s production of skin-firming and scar-remodeling collagen.
Silk Dermalinfusion® Microdermabrasion
For milder acne scars, we also offer a refreshing treatment known as Silk Dermalinfusion®. This treatment is a twist on traditional microdermabrasion.
Silk Dermalinfusion® uses microdermabrasion with a diamond-tipped wand to buff away damaged surface skin. At the same time, this wand is infusing your skin with a specialized solution. This process helps your body to break down superficial scar tissue while also brightening and smoothing your complexion.
Your Acne Scar Reduction Journey
Acne scars are an incredibly frustrating problem and they’re not easy to cover up with makeup. The real solution is to invest in yourself with professional skin treatments that are designed to help you say farewell to your acne scars for good. Our specialists at Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center are here to help. Schedule your free consultation today to find out the best way to start your journey.