Acne & Scar Reduction (Fractional CO2)



Acne is a skin condition which affects millions of individuals from the age group of 15 to 30 years all over the world. This skin condition can not only give you a feeling of embarrassment socially but can also leave scars on the face for the rest of the life. Thus, it's important that people affected with acne get the treatment done on time. Many individuals recover from acne without any lifelong effects, whereas, some are left with damaging acne scars. Mild scarring can be treated with medications and some topical skin care products; however, to treat most acne scars, a combination of skin resurfacing treatment and surgical procedures is performed.


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Causes of Acne Scars

Similar to other scars, acne scars too occur when the dermis is damaged. They are generally, the product of lesion which is deeply inflamed. The pore then swells which leads to the breakage of the follicle wall. The lesion heals quickly, if this happens close to the surface of the skin. There are many types of scars within this category out of which ice-pick scars are small and jagged-edged. These scars generally occur on the cheeks. These scars might be shallow or deep, even soft or hard to touch. Other ones such as depressed fibrotic scars are quite large and deep having a firm base.
The next ones are atrophic macules which are generally soft and small are slightly wrinkled base. Follicular macular atrophy resembles the white soft lesions and most probably occurs on the chest. The next category is scars caused by the increased formation of tissues. Other names given to this category is keloid or hypertrophic scar. Generally, an overproduction of collagen results into the occurrence of these types of scars which also leads to a smooth, firm and irregularly shaped scar. These types of scars are usually hereditary and there's a good chance that you would have keloid if your other family members have.

Using derma roller for resurfacing to reduce acne scars effectively by creating tiny ablative zones for removing the epidermis-which there by stimulates the body’s natural process to produce new healthy tissue which results in a smooth , refreshed and a scar free skin.

Benefits:
Acne scar free skin

Recommended for:
Acne scars


Skin tags & Wart removal

Skin-tags are the small round or long growths on the skin that commonly appear on areas like the face, next and arms. Warts are the rough, black/brown mole-like growths on the skin that are caused by a virus. They are contagious and may spread to other areas on the body by touch if not attended to.

Benefits : Immediate visible results.

FAQs

Laser resurfacing also known as a laser peel is a method of precisely peeling damaged skin utilizing a laser light beam.
It can improve facial imperfections such as fine lines around the eyes or mouth, acne scars, blotchy brown spots or sun damaged skin.
The laser light beam, which is 1/10th the diameter of a hair follicle treats a fraction of the skin at a time, penetrating to the deeper levels of the skin to stimulate production of younger smoother skin.
Yes, Botox and dermal fillers can be done immediately afterward. And, treatment with V Beam pulsed dye laser for broken blood vessels can be done in the same treatment session, usually immediately prior. Patients who are under anesthesia for a face lift can have laser resurfacing done at the same time.
Ablative laser treatment uses a carbon dioxide (CO2) laser to vaporize microscopic columns of tissue deep in the skin. It is a more aggressive procedure used to treat more severe skin damage. The newest ablative lasers use a fractionated light beam that preserves columns of normal skin which aids in healing.
Non -ablative laser treatment uses a different type of light beam, erbium laser which penetrates deep in the skin to stimulate new collagen production. The surface skin is intact resulting in faster healing than ablative laser treatment.
Treatment of the full face with any of the resurfacing lasers takes about 45 minutes. Typically patients arrive an hour early for application of a topical numbing cream prior to the procedure. The total time in the office is about 2 hours.
Non-ablative Fraxel laser typically requires 4 treatments for sun damage and brown spots and 5 treatments for acne scars, depending on severity.
Ablative laser usually is one treatment.
Duration of benefits depends on the condition being treated. Acne scar treatment results in very long term benefit. Treatment of brown spots or sun damage may last up to 5-7 years if the patient is careful with sun exposure.
Healing takes one week for ablative laser resurfacing ( CO2) . After one week, patients can wear makeup and go back to work. Fraxel laser heals in 2 days with only minimal redness or peeling on day 3. Treatments are done 3-6 weeks apart , depending on your skin type.
Most patients tolerate the procedure very well after a one hour application of topical anesthetic cream plus oral or injectable Ibuprofen- like medication. It feels a little warm and prickly towards the end of the procedure. Patients who are anxious may benefit from a short acting anti-anxiety medication right before treatment.
Most patients do not have any complications. In patients with darker skin types, temporary bronzing of the skin or brown sots can occur. The pigmentation usually resolves in 4 weeks or less with the use of a prescription skin lightener. There can be a rare risk of skin infection with herpes simplex, if you are prone, or bacterial infection so follow your doctor’s instructions carefully.
Doctors each have own their favorite sensitive skin products for use immediately after the procedure. Once the skin is healed, daily sunscreen is important For patients with concerns about brown spots, a prescription skin brightener cream with hydroquinone and Vitamin A or C will prevent recurrence. For patients with aging skin concerns, I recommend a growth factor product to stimulate new collagen such as TNS by SkinMedica or prescription strength Vitamin A cream.