While acne can happen to anyone at any age, it is most commonly associated with the highly volatile teenage years. Many people will have acne outbreaks during their teenage years, and totally escape having any scars to remind them of the experience. Others, however, will be scarred, literally. If you find yourself in that situation, you’ll be pleased to know that there are many options that can help you get the clear, smooth skin you want. One of the most effective methods is laser acne scars.
Laser treatment is a method, performed by your dermatologist, which uses a tightly focused beam of light to remove the outer layers of skin around your scar while also encouraging the production of collagen. This way you will have a new layer of unblemished skin instead of an unsightly acne scar.
Not everyone will see a benefit from this type of treatment, your doctor will let you know whether or not you are a candidate for treatment. There are many factors that determine who might be a good candidate such as your health, and the type and severity of your scars.
Laser treatment is done at your doctors office in most cases and you will be going home shortly after the procedure. The doctor will give you a local numbing agent to numb the area that is to be worked on. The actual process consists of using a small, hand held tool that sends short light pulses into your skin right where the scar tissue is. Once the old damaged layer is burned off your body takes over and heals itself which will replace the damaged layer of skin with a new undamaged layer.
Like most other treatment options, Laser treatments has both it’s good and bad points. The good points are that it is very effective, even if you have pitted scars. The procedure doesn’t require you to lose time at work or doing your other daily activities and most people will see a significant improvement in their skin tone as well as texture.
On the downside is the fact that this type of treatment is expensive, though some insurance companies will cover some of the expense. It also will require several treatments, just how many will depend on your unique situation. Your sessions will need to be scheduled over a period of several months since you will need to thoroughly heal from one session before you can undergo another one.
It’s always nice to have options, and when it comes to removing ugly acne scars you do. There are a lot of variables that will determine which option is the best one for you and you should be willing to take the time needed, and ask the questions needed, to determine which option is right for you. If you decide that laser acne scars is the right acne scar removal method for you, you will want to carefully look at the credentials of the doctors in your area before you decide who you will trust to perform the procedure. Also, make sure you find out whether or not your insurance will cover the cost.