When to Consider Laser Therapy for Acne Scars

A bad acne outbreak can leave marks that last for years after your pimples and blemishes are gone. You may have conquered your acne years ago, but still be left feeling frustrated or insecure about uneven or pock-marked skin.

If you’re concerned about indentations or pock marks due to acne scarring, you should know about the power of laser therapy treatment to smooth and even your skin. This treatment method works for most patients, stimulating your natural rejuvenative abilities to give you great skin that lasts.

At Lasercare Skin Clinic, Dr. Bruce Sanderson and our expert care team help patients from around the Little Rock, Arkansas, area resolve current acne outbreaks, and also provide skin-restoring treatments to erase acne scarring. No matter how bad your acne-related skin complaints, Dr. Sanderson can help.

Here’s what you need to know about how laser therapy treatment works, and how the team at Lasercare Skin Clinic can help you achieve the smooth, clear skin of your dreams.

Filling in the gaps

Acne scars result from inflamed blemishes that break your skin open with subdermal pressure. You can also end up with acne scars if you had a habit of rubbing, picking at, or popping pimples in the past. Whenever acne aggravates your skin, you risk scarring. Acne scars range in size and depth.

Stimulation from the heat of a targeted laser treatment causes your skin to produce higher levels of collagen, a protein that smooths and plumps your skin. As your collagen reserves increase in the weeks following your laser therapy treatment, the depressions and pits left by acne scarring gradually fill in.

How long for best results?

You can continue laser therapy treatment for your acne scars until your skin surface is completely smoothed out. You’ll need to give your skin time to recover after each treatment, spacing them out several weeks apart. Depending on the depth and number of your acne scars, and the size and location of the treatment area, you might need 4-8 laser therapy sessions to see your best results.

Your skin might be sensitive right after a laser treatment therapy session, with some redness and tenderness that can last for a few days. Stay out of the sun until sensitivity has passed, and skip any cosmetics or exposure to harsh chemicals that could cause further irritation for a few days following each treatment session.

To consult with Dr. Sanderson about your skin care needs and how laser therapy can help, get in touch with Lasercare Skin Clinic this summer. You can schedule your consultation appointment over the phone, or book online with our easy tool today.

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