Acne Scars Removal | Laser Acne Treatment
If every time you look at your face in the mirror, you wish you could find an effective acne scar treatment, now is the time to start seeking the right solution. As if acne breakouts themselves weren’t bad enough, the residual acne scars and marks they leave behind can be just as frustrating and embarrassing. It’s virtually impossible to cover up deep pockmarks with concealer and makeup. The only perfect way to get the best acne scar removal results is with an in-office procedure. Here’s a look at the top acne scar treatments offered at Clear Clinic.
Fractional CO2 Laser for Acne Scar Removal
The best candidates or the Fractional CO2 Laser acne scar treatment are people who have atrophic acne scars leftover from their acne breakouts. Atrophic means there has been a loss of skin tissue and a deep mark has been leftover. The various types of atrophic acne scars are:
- Ice pick scars: Deep and narrow scars that look as though an ice pick pierced the skin. Ice pick scars can also appear to be an enlarged pore.
- Boxcar scars: Also known as pitted scars, these scars are round and sunken in with an obvious border.
- Rolling scars: These give a wavy appearance to the skin and do not have sharp borders.
The Fractional CO2 Laser resurfaces the skin by regenerating the growth of healthy collagen, which in turn smooths out acne scars. The way it works is the laser makes deep, microscopic holes in the deep layers of the skin. Healthy skin is not touched, leading to faster downtime and better results. Basically, the laser is causing a wound in the skin and your body’s natural healing process kicks in so healthy collagen is rebuilt. The brand names of Fractional CO2 Laser include, Fraxel Re:pair, the MiXto Laser, TotalFX and Matrix CO2.
Focal Acne Scar Treatment (F.A.S.T.)
Do you have a big event coming down the pike soon and want to get rid of your acne scars as soon as possible? Then the F.A.S.T. acne scar treatment is right for you. Dr. Eric Schweiger pioneered the F.A.S.T. treatment, which stands for Focal Acne Scar Treatment. F.A.S.T. utilizes the same Fractional CO2 Laser as other acne scar removal procedures, but it is used at a higher-than-normal energy to treat atrophic acne scars. The results are impressive. Typically patients see 50% to 70% improvement after their first F.A.S.T. treatment. Other acne scar treatments take months to show the same results as F.A.S.T.
If you’re interested in finding out more about our Fractional CO2 Lasers, contact Clear Clinic for a consultation (http://www.clearclinic.com/contact-us/).
Fraxel for Acne Scar Removal
The Fraxel laser works similarly to Fractional CO2 Lasers for acne scar removal. With Fraxel, microscopic columns of laser energy are focused on acne scars to stimulate collagen renewal. Fraxel is also excellent at treating red and brown spots leftover by active acne lesions. These spots are also known as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Fraxel is a great acne scar treatment for all skin types, including darker skin tones.
If you’re interested in finding out more about Fraxel, contact Clear Clinic for a consultation (http://www.clearclinic.com/contact-us/).
Dermal Fillers for Acne Scar Removal
It makes sense that if your acne scar has left a pitted mark, then a great acne scar treatment would be to a filler to fill it up. That’s where dermal fillers come in. You may already be familiar with dermal fillers for anti-aging purposes (they’re great at ridding of lines and wrinkles on the face). The most common fillers are Restylane, Juvederm and Perlane. The filler is injected into the scarred area and fills areas in the skin that have loss of volume with substances made from hyaluronic acid, which is naturally occurring on our bodies. The best acne scars for this treatment are atrophic acne scars, where there’s a pit in the skin. Find out if you’re a good candidate for dermal filler acne scar removal by contacting our office for an appointment (http://www.clearclinic.com/contact-us/).
KTP Laser for Acne Scar Removal
If your acne scars are more brown spots and red spots leftover from previous acne breakouts than of the pitted, atrophic variety, you are a good candidate for KTP Laser. The way KTP works is by either collapsing the blood vessels (for the red spots) or targeting the melanocytes (the brown spots). One of the great things about KTP is that there is no downtime and it is not painful. Have questions about KTP Laser? Contact us for a consultation (http://www.clearclinic.com/contact-us/).
Thankfully there are some very effective acne scar treatments out there, but the best way to avoid acne scars is not to get them in the first place. If you have active acne, make sure not to pick at it and make an appointment with one of our acne specialists to develop an acne treatment plan that’s right for you.