The presence of acne scars can obviously impact the appearance, and they can often be severe enough that the individual’s self-esteem is negatively impacted. If you have these types of scars and you want them removed, you might want to check with our specialist to see if you are a good candidate for Fraxel® laser therapy. You may find that you can say goodbye to the unwanted scars and hello to a smoother skin texture thanks to this form of acne scar removal.
The conditions that lead to acne scarring can develop before the individual realizes what is going on in many cases. This is because there are different types of acne. In addition, even the same type of acne does not affect every individual in the same manner. The uncertainty over the type of acne that is at work and the variation in the way it can impact the skin makes it easy to understand how people may not realize until it is too late that they were susceptible to scarring.
As if the variation in the way acne can affect the skin was not enough, different types of scars can form as well. Some of them look like raised places on the skin while others can leave pits.
Fraxel® laser therapy may be your best bet for acne scar removal. The best way to know this for sure is to make an appointment with our medical professional, who can evaluate your scar and skin type and let you know the kind of results you can expect from this type of treatment.
This type of laser therapy works by using very tiny, microscopic-sized laser pulses to penetrate the surface of the skin. This is beneficial in two ways. First, the very tiny holes leave plenty of healthy skin tissue in place to speed along recovery. The healing process that goes into motion will help to regenerate healthier skin tissue.
Next, the laser energy is absorbed by the deeper skin layers. This produces therapeutic benefits by stimulating the growth of additional collagen. Collagen is a protein in the skin that is there to give it fullness. It is the heat from the laser that causes more of it to start growing. As it does, the fullness provided by it will help to fill in any pitting that was caused by the scarring. The result will be a smoother skin texture.
If you are looking into your options regarding safe and effective acne scar removal, make an appointment at Lougheed Laser Centre, with offices in Burnaby and Delta, to learn more information about Fraxel® laser therapy. Contact us today to schedule an initial consultation and get started!