If you’ve experienced having acne before, you know very well the embarrassment of having those cysts or scars that they leave. You also know how vast the pool of acne products and other treatments is and you may have taken a swim in it one too many times in search of what is effective. Well, you need worry any longer.
Acne treatments have evolved through the years. Many aspects of medicine have been explored to find out what the best treatment method is. Chemical products have been mixed into a number of acne cleansers and creams; surgical techniques have been developed and tested to eliminate acne scars. Acne laser treatment is one such method developed to cause less pain and heal quickly. Though it is classified as a surgical operation, there is no skin peeling, skin sanding, or blood loss, and it is considered highly successful. The lowest cost of a single treatment session is around $500, which isn’t that bad. Some patients may require more than one session, however, particularly for bad cases of scarring.
It has two types: the diode laser treatment and the pulsed dye laser treatment. The diode laser treatment involves burning away scarred skin areas, allowing new and non-scarred tissue to grow over. There is no need to fear for your skin or face’s safety, however, as the laser is refined to be able to control specifically what areas to target. The pulsed dye laser treatment, the second type, does not remove any skin at all but rather treats the area underneath the acne scars, stimulating collagen production and tightening the tissues. It is quick, painless, and recommended for deep acne scars.
There are a few side effects to acne laser treatment which may manifest. Some degree of swelling and redness will naturally occur but these should disappear quickly as healing progresses. A topical is usually prescribed to be applied post-treatment to minimize discomfort. In as quickly as a week or two, you should notice a marked improvement in your acne scars.
The results of acne laser treatment may vary depending on your case. You may be required to come back for one or more sessions; healing time may be longer for you, though hopefully not long enough to conclude that the treatment was unsuccessful. Whatever happens though, your dermatologist or general physician should be able to guide you through the whole process, before, during, and after the operation.Tags: pain, collagen production, acne laser, treatment session, deep acne scars, Acne, cysts
*Disclaimer* Please consult your doctor before begining any type of acne treatments. The information on this site is for reference only. We are not doctors, we just play them on TV:)