If you had acne as a teenager or as a young adult, it might have left scars that affect your confidence. It can cause embarrassment all these years later, as well as attracting unwanted glances from others. Scarring can range in severity from pale blemishes to red or purple “icepick” scars, leaving your skin lumpy and uneven. Most of the time, cosmetics aren’t enough to cover up the damage.
Fortunately, several treatments can significantly improve your looks and self-esteem.
For information on how laser acne scar removal can change your life and renew your well-being, contact Luna Plastic Surgery and Medical Spa in Johns Creek, GA, at 678-892-7820. Because every person’s situation and desires are different, we can present you with a range of options. Our state-of-the-art solutions include the following.
Laser resurfacing uses light waves to destroy the outer layer of damaged skin to prompt new skin cells to grow. In time, there will be a noticeable reduction in acne scars, and your skin texture will improve. The options include the Actove FX Deep FX, Scaar FX, and Total FX laser treatments. These different options use different types of lasers and address different issues. For instance, some work better on skin with a darker pigmentation and others work on different depths of acne pitting.
Since these treatments remove the top layer of skin, you will need some recovery time, as you’ll typically regrow new, healthy skin within 10 days. However, it could take up to 18 months to fully heal and achieve normal pigmentation.
Photorejuvenation uses a laser light source to stimulate the skin’s production of collagen. It creates tiny, superficial wounds in the skin’s surface, activating the body’s natural response to heal itself by producing new, smoother tissue. You will start noticing results after a series of treatments. The laser light source does not remove any skin layers, so there is no recovery time needed.