Acne is common in all races and both sexes. One of the reasons behind the significant dislike for acne is that it rarely leaves without scarring. Most often, you can easily guess who had acne some time in past. Although scars usually fade with time, but some of them are so stubborn that you do not get rid of them even with time. Here comes the need for laser.
Laser has a long history of serving mankind through variety of treatments it offers to cure a wide range of disorders. Acne scars are one of those skin issues that are best treated through lasers because lasers offer multiple benefits like
- Minimal damage to surrounding skin
- Minimal recovery time
- Minimal side effects
- It is performed on an outpatient basis
- Almost none post-treatment complications
Traditional lasers were effective in treating many skin issues but they had some significant side effects and complications. Fractional laser treatment is relatively new technology in skincare. It uses numerous microscopic laser beams which make tiny laser punctures into the skin while leaving the surrounding areas intact. The surrounding untreated tissues help the healing process and rejuvenate skin by promoting microcirculation and new cell genesis. Two types of fractional lasers are commonly used in acne scars treatment.
Erbium laser is widely used for moderately deep fine lines and other surface level problems like acne scars, sun burns and pigmentation. Water in skin attracts the beam and absorbs it. Usually 1-2 weeks are required for complete recovery.
Fractional CO2 laser has the longest wavelength which allows deeper penetration that helps not only in exfoliation and skin rejuvenation but also in skin resurfacing to treat fine lines and photo-aged skin. it is widely liked due to the results it produces in treating acne, pigmentation, scars, open pores, dull texture, stretch marks and photo-aged skin. It is popular for face, neck, décolleté and hand rejuvenation.
Assist skin in healing
Right measures help your skin in healing properly and timely. They will not only save you from infections and other problems but also help you in getting rid of scars sooner and safer.
- Carefully act upon the dermatologist’s advice.
- Avoid direst sun exposure as it can slow down the healing process.
- Do not miss medicine, if any. Tretinoin helps in post-inflammatory changes.
- Do not pick up scabs because they protect the healing process.
Laser is quite a success in treating acne scars. People who benefit from laser enjoys a scar free and smooth skin through the rest of their lives.