ACNE and SCAR TREATMENTS
Acne vulgaris, commonly known as acne, is one of the most common skin conditions, especially in adolescence. Acne occurs in many different forms, such as black or white blackheads, pimples, pustules, or scaly red areas. Acne scars are an unpleasant side effect of acne. Many people retain scars after acne. There are treatments that help relieve acne scars.
Acne is often treated with over-the-counter topical wash solutions, prescription topical medications, and dermabrasion or chemical peels. Other treatment options include low-level light therapy (LLLT), therapy with intense pulsed light (IPL), photodynamic therapy (combination treatment with light and topical medications to enhance the light effect) or laser peeling, and other energy-based devices. The success of the treatment depends on the respective treatment and the patient. Usually, several treatments are required for a good result. There is no cure for acne, but it can be curbed and significantly reduced.
Different scars are treated with different methods. For some scars, the appearance can already be improved by fusing with the surrounding tissue. Other scars require more aggressive treatment with lasers or comparable forms of energy to remove scar tissue and stimulate the body to produce better quality skin. Scars can be treated with chemical peeling or injectable filling material, dermabrasion, microneedle therapy, nonablative laser therapy and ablative laser therapy or fractional radio frequency therapy and micro-needling.
How does laser scar modeling work?
Extremely small laser energy pulses (smaller than a pin head) are fired into the skin. The energy creates small, controlled damage. This stimulates your body’s natural process of producing more healthy tissue and collagen. While it may seem counterproductive to damage damaged tissue again, the healing process triggered drastically improves the appearance, texture, and elasticity of the scar tissue.
An improvement in the condition is not only visible immediately after the treatment, but your body continuously forms new collagen tissue, so improvements can still be seen even after several months.