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Acne scars don’t have to haunt you after high school, Continued…

posted in Acne, Fraxel Laser, Scars

Acne scars are painful reminders for those who suffered through periods of acne, whether it was during the hormonal high school years or even into your adulthood, it’s important to realize that you don’t have to keep on living with noticeable scars on your face. Aside from cutting into the skin and temporary solutions such as dermal fillers, laser therapy is a viable and effective option for permanently removing scars with new, fresh skin.

Laser resurfacing has been known to provide the best results for hyperpigmentated-scars, such as te Alexandrite pigmentate laser or the Pulse-dye laser for red scars. Laser resurfacing has been used for a long time to treat acne scars, especially the Fraxel laser for skin unevenness, large pores and scars. The Fraxel Re:store provides desired results afer 3 to 5 sesssions at 20 to 30 percent improvement each time. It works by creating areas of microdamage into the skin. The skin responds by creating  new collage, which is the foundation protein that provides structure to the skin.

The CO2 laser  works very well for skin resurfacing purposes by improving the appearance of acne scars, however it’s a deeper-treating laser so it will require one week of downtime from regular activity as opposed to the Fraxel Re:pair, an advanced version of the CO2 laser that has the benefit of reduced downtime.


The Vbeam Perfecta is another laser, but is specifically designed to treated redness, birthmarks, vascular lesions, scars, facial veins and neck and chest redness in addition to acne scars.

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