Acne can make us all self-consciousness and residual acne scarring can be more upsetting. The good news is that with the advent of modern lasers and procedures, we now have effective cures both to treat the acne and the scarring.
Acne scarring can display itself in a number of different ways. Common types of acne scarring include ice pick scars, boxcar scars and rolling scars. Some individuals can experience a range of these different acne scar types together. One technique that has a proven track record in the treatment of acne scarring is the Fractional CO2 Laser. The Fractional C02 Laser treatment is an ablative fractional skin resurfacing technique that along with acne scarring can also be used to treat the signs of aging, such as skin damage and wrinkles.
The Fractional C02 Laser is an acne scar removal treatment technique that is best suited to those individuals who can take a few days off from their work schedule, since there is generally tiredness and swelling associated with the procedures. For those patients who can allocate the time-off, it is a highly effective treatment. This technique can be one of the most effective acne scarring solutions that can be undertaken.
For people who cannot afford to take the time off of work and are looking for less downtime then a great alternative is the Fraxel non-ablative laser treatment. Dr. Michele Green can address your concerns and recommend the best solution for you depending on your own individual situation.
The way the Fractional C02 laser works is by targeting only the areas of the skin that require treatment. This laser treatment creates small holes in the dermis and this method helps promote new collagen generation, which then ‘fills’ the holes left by the acne scarring. This then gives the skin a new, fresher and rejuvenated look.
Immediately after treatment, the patient can expect some redness and swelling. The Fraxel Laser will generally require five treatments scheduled at one month intervals. With each successive treatment, new collagen is formed and visible improvement occurs. Since new collagen is slowly being formed, even months after the Fraxel treatment, your skin will continue to improve and the scars fade away.
For those looking for a solution to scarring caused by acne there are a wide range of acne scar removal treatments that can be used. Contact Dr. Green online today or call our NYC based office at 212-535-3088 to learn more about what treatment will be the most effective in your own particular case.