*Disclaimer: Individual results may vary from patient to patient based upon the circumstances and the patient’s specific situation, as well as the time taken to see final results.

Laser for Acne Scars

Scars

Scars can be emotionally devastating for many people, leading to mental and emotional complications due to being considered as disfiguring and aesthetically unpleasant. Scars may result in development of post-traumatic stress reactions, loss of self-esteem and social stigma.

What are Acne Scars?

Acne scars are usually the result of inflamed blemishes caused by skin pores engorged with excess oil, dead skin cells and bacteria. The pore swells, causing a break in the follicle wall. Shallow lesions are usually minor and heal quickly. But if there is a deep break in the wall of the pore, infected material can spill out into surrounding tissue, creating deeper lesions. The skin attempts to repair these lesions by forming new collagen fibers. These repairs usually aren’t as smooth and flawless as the original skin.

Why Treat Acne Scarring?

Physical, emotional and social reasons for treating acne scars include:

  • Improved appearance
  • Enhanced self-esteem
  • Promotion of better skin health

What You Need to Know About Scars?

Scarring is a natural part of the healing process after injury. The scar’s appearance and its treatment depend on multiple factors, including the depth and size of the wound, its location and the age, sex, ethnicity and genetics of the patient. These are the several different types of scars, including:

  • Keloid scars- resulting from overly aggressive healing process, these scars extend beyond the site of the original injury. They may hamper movement. They are most common with people with dark skin.
  • Contracture scars- These scars formed on burned skin. As they tighten, they can impair movement. Scarring also goes deeper, affecting muscles and nerves.
  • Hypertrophic or keloid scarring. These scars are caused when the body produces too much collagen as acne wounds heal, resulting in a mass of raised tissue on the skin’s surface.
  • Atrophic or depressed scarring. These scars develop when there is a loss of tissue. There are two common types of atrophic scarring. “Icepick” scars are usually small, yet obvious holes in the skin. “Boxcar” scars are depressed areas, usually round or oval in shape with steeply angled sides, similar to chickenpox scars.

Treatment of Choice

  • Intracel

    Intracel is an innovative, skin resurfacing technology that delivers heat energy below the surface of the skin. Traditional resurfacing lasers work by burning the surface of the skin, which means downtime and discomfort. Intracel Fractional Radio Frequency (RF) microneedles directs the RF energy just below the skin providing a comfortable, efficient treatment with minimal downtime, without causing any harm to the epidermis.