Acne is the most common skin disease in the United States today, with teenagers and adults alike suffering from this unwanted condition. Acne is formed when hair follicles under your skin become clogged with oil and dead skin cells. The majority of acne or pimples are formed on the face, neck, back, chest, and shoulders.
The exact cause of acne is unknown, however hormone changes, such as those during puberty and pregnancy, may play a role in some patients. Unfortunately, often times, scars are left behind long after the acne has healed and gone away. The good news is that with modern advancements in laser technology, patients can greatly reduce acne scarring all together.
With a combined 40 years of experience in the skin care field, the staff at Scottsdale Skin Institute, have delivered some of the best laser acne scar removal Scottsdale has to offer. At our state of the art medspa we are able to treat and correct acne scars in any patient whether a teenager or mature adult.
Types Of Acne Scarring:
Many patients suffer from acne, but not all acne scars are the same nor does it call for the same treatment or procedures. The following types of acne scars can be effectively treated at our top medical spa:
- Mild acne scars
- Jagged or “wave-length” like scars
- Widespread depressed acne scars
- Keloid scars
- Ice pick acne Scars
- Discolored marks
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Laser scar removal has proven to be one of the most effective treatments for acne scar treatment available today. There are a few different types of lasers that can be used depending on the type of scars being addressed.
The CO2 laser is the highest intensity laser available today. This treatment can diminish the appearance of fine wrinkles, scars, uneven pigment and even birthmarks. As the skin is perforated, there is about 1-2 weeks of downtime, while your skin heals. The skin may look red, swollen and irritated for the first week, but the results are quick and significant, making this a popular treatment for those patients looking for a more dramatic result.
The erbium laser is a very precise laser used to remove thinner layers of skin. They are often the more optimum choice for those patients with darker skin, as there is less chance of permanent changes to skin pigmentation. As the erbium laser uses a cool light to treat the skin, there is less burning of the skin, resulting in a shorter recovery.
The Fraxel laser is distinct from other laser rejuvenation treatments as it is non-invasive and there is virtually no down time. It should be noted, however, that this is not a single session treatment. Improvements to the skin’s appearance will appear gradually over the course of weeks or months. This procedure is very popular for patients who need to work and do not have the time for a recovery process. The Fraxel laser has proven to be very effective on those patients with mild to moderate acne scars.
With many years of experience in transforming faces and having delivered some of the best laser acne scar removal Scottsdale has available, the staff of the Scottsdale Skin Institute, look forward to helping you achieve your cosmetic goals. If you are unhappy with acne scars and are looking for an effective cosmetic treatment, Scottsdale Skin Institute is your answer. Dr. Repta and his caring staff are here to help you answer any questions or concerns you may have. Please call today for a private consultation.