The Center for Dermatology and Laser Surgery has more than 15 years of experience in the treatment of the entire spectrum of facial acne scars, surgical scars, and scars secondary to trauma or auto accidents.* Scar revision generally helps soften the look of red or raised scars by decreasing the thickness and redness.*
Treatments for Acne Scars
Acne scars can appear as depressed or uneven areas of the face, small holes in the skin called “ice pick” scars, or raised red or pink scars. Previously, acne scar treatment was traditionally treated with Erbium and Carbon Dioxide laser resurfacing. While these procedures can yield excellent results, they do require post-care and several days of post procedure downtime.* We now have a wide range of non-ablative lasers to treat these types of scars including the Pulsed Dye Laser (PDL) the Affirm Multiplex and the ICON 1540 fractional laser.* These types of devices gradually resurface scars requiring short down time periods.*
Surgical and Traumatic Scars
Surgical scars often present themselves as keloids, hypertrophic or depressed areas with or without associated erythema (redness). Depending on the type and severity of these scars, non-ablative laser treatments with Pulsed Dye Lasers (PDL), Affirm Multiplex and ICON 1540 fractional lasers can be used.*
Considerations for Acne Scar Treatment
As with all laser procedures, patients should not be tan for the treatment as the laser light targets melanin in the skin. It is common to have redness and swelling after these treatments and sometimes bruising. Due to the intensity of the different treatments a topical anesthetic may be applied for certain laser procedures. The down time is short and generally compatible with daily activities.
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