Acne Scar Laser Treatment
Get Smooth Skin Again with Laser Treatments
People suffer from acne for a variety of reasons. In some cases, acne is a factor of environment, in other cases it’s caused by genetic factors. Acne can cause a significant amount of discomfort, both physical and emotional. To many patients, acne and acne scars can be quite debilitating. But our New York Acne scar laser treatment patients know that it doesn’t have to stay that way!
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Acne scars are left behind from even mild cases of acne. The deep inflammation and infection can leave behind deep pockets and uneven skin surface and tone.
There are four categories of acne scars:
- Boxcar Scars– oval or annular depressions that are wider than most scars, but do not penetrate deep into the skin, reaching the dermis.
- Hypertrophic or Keloid Scars– thick and raised scars that appear more commonly on the back or face. They spread beyond the original point of damage.
- Ice Pick Scars– deep and narrow scars that extend through both the epidermis (the upper layer of skin) and the dermis (the deeper layer of skin).
- Rolling Scars– appear as slopped scars that rise and fall from the skin’s natural surface.
There are two main types of lasers used for acne scars: Fractional C02 lasers and fractional lasers. The difference between these lasers lies in the wavelength of light used and the amount of skin they target. Fractional C02 lasers treat microscopic areas of skin at a time. This fractional approach penetrates deep layers of the skin to stimulate skin’s natural healing process by encouraging collagen production, which can ultimately allow for faster results.
Offering Treatment in the NYC Area
When deciding on a treatment plan for your acne scars, the doctor will take into account the type and severity of your acne scars as well as any previous acne scar treatments you may have had. New York dermatologist Dr. Rokhsar treats acne scars in patients with a variety of skin types, including Asian, Indian and African-American skin. Because those with darker skin scar differently than those with lighter skin, it is important to find a dermatologist such as Dr. Rokhsar who has years of relevant experience.
Dr. Cameron Rokhsar was closely involved in the development of most Fraxel lasers currently available. It is considered one of the most effective fractional lasers for treatment of acne scars. Individual results will depend on the patient and the severity and type of scarring. Dr. Rokhsar can help you decide if Fraxel Re:store, Dual, or Re:pair is the right laser for you.
If you suffer from acne or acne scars, laser treatment may be a treatment option. Many of Dr. Rokhsar’s patients who have undergone Fraxel laser acne scar treatment at his New York area office have reported significant improvement in the appearance of the skin. Although lasers can be effective on acne scars, the treatment may not be appropriate for everybody. If you would like to improve the texture of your skin, contact Dr. Cameron Rokhsar to schedule a confidential consultation and see what treatments can best help you improve the texture of your skin.