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 in many ways: tiny holes, uneven or depressed ares of the skin, or raised scars that appear red or pink. Traditional acne scar treatment involved Erbium and Carbon Dioxide laser resurfacing. These procedures are still effective today, but they require a lot of p0st-care and can result in several days of downtime.* Non-ablative lasers, including the Pulsed Dye Laser (PDL), the Affirm Multiplex, the ICON 1540 fractional laser have been developed to treat these kind of scars.* These laser treatments will gradually resurface acne scars, and do not require much downtime.*
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 downtime is short and generally compatible with daily activities.
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