Laser treatment for acne scars
The use of the Laser in cosmetic dermatology is not new. However, this process has evolved over time and there are now several techniques most commonly used. This is a treatment that must be done by a dermatologist.
Why use the laser?
Laser treatments for treating acne scars have the advantage of being a safe and painless procedure that can penetrate deep into the dermis for rejuvenation of damaged skin. Laser light beams eliminate bacteria, reduce scarring and stimulate collagen production, helping to restore smooth, clean skin.
Laser treatments for acne scars
The most commonly used laser treatments are fractional abrasion lasers; they can fall into two categories:
- Ablative lasers: Used for the treatment of acne scars in people with thick skin. Action is certainly fast but they can destroy the epidermis while leaving small crusts.
- Non-ablative lasers: They have been proven effective on subjects with thin skin. They do not destroy the epidermis and leave fewer side effects.
Laser treatments for acne scars are:
1- Laser skin resurfacing
An ablative laser technique that requires longer healing and home care. It has three technologies:
The Profactional’s microscopic beams target thousands of points on the skin. This technique acts only on the treated area and stimulates collagen production to smooth your skin.
The doctor can adjust the depth of the laser beam concentration depending on the type of skin and nature of your acne scars.
b) The Fraxel Laser
The Fraxel Repair laser is effective on deep wrinkles and scars. This is a more powerful and invasive technique than the Fraxel Restore which requires a longer healing period but gives excellent results in a single session.
Although the Fraxel Repair laser is quite ablative it can be more effective than the non-ablative lasers.
c) The Erbium laser
Erbium laser skin resurfacing is an ablative laser. It is very effective for the treatment of skin with surface irregularities or scars. A single session is enough to transform the appearance of your skin. It gives your skin radiance.
This treatment removes a precise layer of skin determined by your dermatologist, depending on various factors; your age, the condition of your skin and your availability.
The recovery time varies from one to two weeks.
The resurfacing treatment is usually performed under local or general anesthesia. Eye protection is necessary to protect the cornea. A scan of the targeted area is performed several times which will remove the irregularities of the surface of the skin.
2- The Fraxel® restore process
Fraxel® restore treatment is ideal for mild or moderate acne scars. The procedure is painless and the results are remarkable with a quick recovery so that you can resume your work and your daily activities.
3- V-BEAM® Perfecta vascular laser treatment
It is a revolutionary and effective pulsed yellow laser for treating sun spots, rosacea, freckles, rosacea, dilated veins, and other spots and scars including acne scars.
The V-BEAM laser emits energy in the form of intense, safe and comfortable light on targeted areas of the skin without damaging the surrounding tissue. The light is selectively absorbed by the small superficial blood vessels, thus reducing redness and scarring.
4- PEARL semi-abrasive laser treatment
The PEARL laser is a new minimally invasive technology that effectively treats acne scars with fewer side effects and sessions, and is more effective than abrasive laser treatments. It also helps fight against skin aging. It is a gentle treatment and very safe. In addition, the results are sustainable.
Thanks to its YSCG (Yttrium Scandium Gallium Garnet) technique and its 2790 nm wavelength, the PEARL laser sends predefined wave pulses that heats the underlying tissue deeply and then vaporizes a thin layer of epidermis, from 30 to 50 microns. The thin layer of skin is coagulated and serves as a biological dressing that makes healing faster while protecting the skin against infections. After a few days, this protective layer falls naturally giving way to a new and rejuvenated skin.
Am I a candidate for laser treatment of acne scars?
Before performing any procedure, you should consult a dermatologist who will determine if the laser treatment is right for you. Before deciding which treatment might be best for you, the specialist will ask you some questions, collect various information about your medical history, and examine your skin and any acne scarring.
However, laser treatment is not recommended for pregnant women.
Book a consultation
If you feel the need you may be a candidate for laser treatment, do not wait too long. Call us at 514 400 3291. Trust us to help you get rid of your acne scars.