Acne tends to be a part of life for most of us. While it’s a big problem during adolescence, it can continue to be bothersome throughout life. One problematic issue that is left behind long after acne heals is the scarring that remains. Fortunately, you can treat scars from pimples with Fraxel® laser treatments at our office in Burnaby. To learn more about this revolutionary laser technology and whether you may be a candidate for the procedure, contact us.
About Fraxel® Laser Treatments
Fraxel® laser treatment is a skin resurfacing cosmetic treatment. The technology used in this procedure incorporates hundreds of laser columns to reach the deepest layers of your skin. Acne scars extend to these layers, so Fraxel® is ideal for treating them. It works by breaking the bonds of these acne scars and stimulating collagen production for maximum healing. In the end, you’ll have smoother-looking skin with less noticeable scars. Fraxel® is appropriate for most skin types. Typically, multiple treatments will be needed, depending on the condition of your scars and skin.
How Fraxel® Works
The tiny multitude of laser columns used in Fraxel® is concentrated into the deepest layers of your skin to break down the acne scars. As the old collagen is broken down, your body receives signals to begin manufacturing new collagen. As this new, healthy collagen is stimulated, it heals the scarring. The depth that the laser goes into the skin will be determined by our practitioner in Burnaby based on your specific scarring and the condition of your skin, among other factors.
You will first receive a consultation and examination to determine whether you are a good candidate for Fraxel® laser treatments. Our specialist will want to make sure that you don’t have any active pimples. If it is determined that you are, a customized treatment plan can be created for you and your scars.
Fraxel® laser treatments offer a skin resurfacing option that is convenient and relatively hassle-free. If you would like to feel more confident and smooth the appearance of your acne scars, it may be just what you’ve been looking for. Make an appointment at Lougheed Laser Centre to get started. Contact us today to schedule an initial consultation at our office in Delta or Burnaby!