Treating Acne Scars and Facial Scars with reduced risks of recovery and complications
The best way to treat acne scars is still to prevent acne itself or to treat mild acne adequately and completely before it progresses to moderate acne-red inflamed papules or "bumps" on the skin. If such appears, inadvertently when the acne subsides, there will be skin blemishes such as patches of pigmentation or scars ("crater", "icepick", or "rolling" scars).
Needless to say acne treatment is a lot more effective than acne scar or pigmentation treatment.
Traditional or ablative means of treating acne scars, such as tradition CO2 or Erbium Lasers, Chemical Peels, Dermabrasions, involves "stripping" or ablation of the superficial layers of the skin, and reducing the appearance of scars. However these procedures are invasive, needing long recoveries, and carry inherent risks of complications such as Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation.
The Fractional Technology "fractionates" or "splits up" the laser into finer rays, create "zones of lasered skin" with unaffected skin shown above. It allows a fractional removal of scar tissue, collagen remodelling and yet a faster recovery. There is also a significant lower risk of hyperpigmentation compared to ablative treatments.
The number of treatments needed will depend on the severity of the acne scars, ranging from 3-5 treatments for shallow scars to 8-10 for severe ones.
To find out more about Fractional CO2 Acne Scar treatment, kindly call us at 67330073 or contact us here.
Image of a gentleman with severe acne scars and post acne hyperpigmentation. (photo courtesy of derm.net)