Laser Acne Scar Removal
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- Kateryna Topol
Acne scars are as a result of scarring on the areas previously affected by acne vulgaris. It can be frustrating to fight acne vulgaris only to be left with acne scars. On the bright side, these scars can also be eliminated to restore your beautiful smooth skin.
At Lumiskins, we understand the struggle that acne scars pose as they tend to be notoriously hard to treat. We also understand the need to clear acne scars safely and effectively while improving your overall skin condition and look. This is why we utilize the most advanced laser treatment for acne scar removal in Toronto.
Acne Scar Formation
Acne scars are formed when an acne breakout, especially moderate (papules or pustules) to severe (nodules) breakout, reaches the underlying tissues of the skin, causing damage. The damage is increased when antibodies infiltrate the affected areas causing inflammation and more harm to the tissue underneath the skin. This leads to loss of or accumulation of fibrous tissue on the acne site causing scarring.
Types Of Acne Scars
- Atrophic scars (indented) – They are caused by lack of enough collagen formation during the acne healing process.
- Hypertrophic scars (raised) – They’re caused by excess tissue/collagen formation during healing.
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How Laser Treatment For Acne Scar Removal Works
Lasers for acne removal utilize specific high-intensity wavelengths of light. They are perfect for removing both raised and indented acne scars.
When this high-intensity light is pulsed over a target area, it breaks down the top surface of the scarring. The light also penetrates the skin stimulating the production of new, healthy cells. Blood flow on the targeted area also increases to provide essential nutrients for healthy skin.
With several laser treatments, the skin condition on the affected areas improves, and the scarring disappears with time. Laser treatments can be combined with other acne removal procedures for more ideal results.
Pre Laser Acne Scars Removal Treatment
During your first visit to Lumiskins, one of our cosmetologist examines your acne scars thoroughly and reviews your medical files. This helps our cosmetologist determine whether you qualify for laser treatments. The cosmetologist then explains what laser acne scar removal involves and answers any queries you may have.
Before the procedure, the patient should:
- Avoid skin irritants such as perfumes before the treatment.
- Not take anti-inflammatory medication, blood thinners, or aspirin because they increase the risk of bleeding.
- Avoid sunbathing, waxing, or chemical peels at least two weeks before laser treatment.
- Avoid retinol-based skincare products two weeks before the procedure.
Benefits Of Laser Acne Scars Treatment
- Minimal to null downtime
- It’s a non-invasive procedure
- It restores good looks
- Improves self-esteem
- It can be combined with other procedures for optimal results
Laser Acne Scars Treatment Frequently Asked Questions
How long do results take to show after laser acne scar treatments?
Does laser acne scar removal pose any risks?
- Reddening of the skin
How much does laser acne removal cost?
The cost of laser acne treatment is dependent on:
- The size of the target area
- The number of sessions required
- Size and type of acne scars
The best way to know the cost of your treatment is by booking an appointment for a complimentary consultation.
How many laser acne scar treatments do I require?
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