Laser Acne Scar Removal - Frequently Asked Questions
How does laser acne scar removal work ?
Pulses of light are gently delivered to the treatment area to break down the scar tissue and help generate healthy new skin. This will help generate healthy new tissue to form in its place that is smoother and more even in skin tone.
How long does a laser acne scar removal treatment take ?
The treatment can be performed in as little as 30 minutes, depending on the size of the treatment area.
How many laser acne scar removal treatments will I need ?
Most people require 4 to 8 treatment sessions for desired results depending on the scar. Once you come in for your laser acne scar removal consultation, the technician will be able to estimate based on your condition.
Am I a good candidate for laser acne scar removal treatment?
Chances are, yes! Most people are suitable as the laser can be used on all skin types, even very dark or very light skin. We’ll discuss your suitability with you at length during your initial consultation.
What results can I expect during an acne scar removal treatment ?
You can expect to see an overall improvement in the tone and texture of the scar. A series of treatments may be required for desired results. Treatment plans can be adjusted to fit everyone’s lifestyle.
When can I resume my daily activities ?
Typically you may resume your daily activities immediately following the treatment session ?
What can I expect following the treatment ?
You may experience temporary redness and swelling at the treatment site which should last only a few days.
What causes acne scars?
Acne scars are caused when there’s a problem with the skin’s healing process. During the healing process, the body produces collagen — a substance that gives the skin support. If the body produces too little or too much collagen, you will get a scar.
If there’s too much collagen, the scar will be raised. This type of scar is more common in those with darker skin. If the skin produces too little collagen, depressions or pits form in the skin. This type of scar is more common in pale skin types.