Laser acne scar treatment

Laser acne scar treatment:

Generally, acne treatment does not rely on laser treatment. However, the latest generation lasers are increasingly used by your dermatologist to help manage acne.

Their main interest compared to treatments with antibiotics or oral isotretinoin, is to treat only the affected areas, without general side effects. Indeed, some patients are now opposed to taking systemic treatments or have contraindications to these treatments.

The laser is not intended for the beginning forms of acne for which local treatments should suffice, nor is the laser a magic wand that will erase acne alone and forever… Today it is a an additional element, effective and safe, within our therapeutic panoply against severe or moderate acne.

Sometimes acne scars can develop as a complication of acne (atrophic scars or hypertrophic scars). Any type of acne scar can cause scarring, but it’s more common when more serious types of spots like nodules and cysts break out and damage the skin nearby.

Laser Acne Treatment:

Laser acne scar treatment focuses light on the upper layers of your dermis to break up scar tissue. At the same time, the treatment encourages new, healthy skin cells to grow and replace scar tissue.

How it works ?

Laser therapy for acne scars work in two ways. First, the heat from the laser works to remove the top layer of your dermis (skin) where an acne scar has formed. As this top layer of your scar peels away, your skin looks smoother and the appearance of the scar is less noticeable. As the scar tissue breaks down. The heat and light from the laser also promotes the growth of new, healthy skin cells. Blood flow is draw to the area by the heat of the laser and inflammation is reducing as the scar’s blood vessels are target.

How many laser acne treatment sessions?

The scar marks will sometimes darken before slowly beginning to haze over the course of a few weeks. You will see full results from each session within six weeks, but most people need two to three sessions.

What are the side effects of laser acne treatment?
  • Sensation of sunburn (a few hours in general, maximum 2 days).
  • Transient redness and swelling.
  • Transient worsening of acne (more or less marke depending on the type of laser) as at the start of all acne treatments because the deep cysts are gradually eliminate. It is particularly important to work on skin that has already been treated to facilitate the passage of light and reduce these transient aggravations and to respect a period of at least 6 months after stopping isotretinoin.