Acne & Laser – The Best Solution for Removing Scars!
Acne scars are usually the result of inflamed blemishes caused by skin pores gulp down with excess oil, dead skin cells and bacteria. As the pore swells, it causes a break in the follicle wall. Shallow lesions are usually minor and heal quickly. However, if there is a deep break in the wall of the pore, infected material can spill out into surrounding tissue and create deeper lesions. The skin attempts to repair these lesions by forming new collagen fibers. These repairs usually aren’t as smooth and flawless as the original skin.
Some skin damage is permanent and noticeable. Fortunately, laser has proven a solution for many people to fight those marks generated from acne.
Our Laser Resurfacing and treatment options at Aventura Plastic Surgery include:
Regular CO2 Laser
This is the most powerful laser treatment and is designed to deal with more serious skin problems. It’s excellent for treating significant, deep wrinkles and sun damaged skin – such as major skin imperfections like traumatic or acne scarring.
CO2 Fraxel uses topical cream for anesthesia throughout the procedure and takes anywhere from 7-10 days for redness to go away.
This type of laser is for patients that desire a milder resurfacing can benefit from the erbium laser. It’s the preferred option for younger patients who are noticing the early stages of aging and are looking to reverse them.
Gentler on the skin because it can treat layers of skin far thinner than with the CO2 laser, but reaching the same effective results.
Recovery period is shorter than the CO2 laser, but there is still some scabbing for 5-7 days with redness for around 2 weeks
CO2 Fraxel Laser
This is a quite effective, relatively new laser using Fraxel technology and is a great improvement over the older generations of Fraxel lasers.
It is a one-time treatment but can be repeated as needed after 9 to 12 months. It uses only simple anesthesia and scabbing is minimal – lasts only 2 days.
There is almost no potential for scarring which is why this the ultimate treatment if you want to be on the safe side.
Book an appointment now and find out which is the best treatment for your skin.