In people with damage following a skin condition like acne, professional treatment is a viable option to reduce the appearance of scars. The goal is to promote the growth of healthy new skin cells in the affected area.
What is Scarring?
Scars are the body’s natural way of healing an injury. They can result from infections, injuries, tissue inflammation or surgery. Although many don’t think about them in relation to acne, if you have scarring due to acne, you know all too well how upsetting they can be.
Scars in general may be lighter than the surrounding skin (called hypo-pigmentation) or darker than the surrounding skin (called hyper-pigmentation). They can be either raised off the skin or indented. They are largely influenced by the severity of the original wound and a person’s health. Therefore, scars manifest differently in individuals. Regardless of the cause, scars can create unattractive or even painful areas that can be addressed through scar revision.
When is a Laser Treatment Considered?
Laser therapy is usually the best option in the case of acne scars. It is able to improve both texture and tone in the treated area. This helps to minimize the appearance of the indentations.
Working with our team of experts, you’ll decide if laser therapy is the best choice based on your physical complaints, aesthetic concerns, and scarring. A laser treatment, like any procedure, requires a consultation first to discuss preparations for the treatment and to review your health and medical history.