Laser treatment for acne scars, also known as laser skin resurfacing, uses high-energy beams to break hard scar tissues and remove the damaged skin to reveal fresh skin underneath. Lasers not only deliver quick results but also involve minimal downtime, allowing you to continue your routine activities along with the treatment. For years, skin specialists have been recommending patients ablative techniques such as Dermabrasion and Chemical Peeling for improving the appearance of unpleasant acne scars. When you need some strong and effective treatments to get rid of acne scars, laser treatment for acne scars came as a big relief for acne sufferers. These treatments are effective and painless and also promote collagen production under scars, thereby speeding up the healing process.
Here are the four facts about laser skin resurfacing that will help you decide about the treatment.
- Lasers fill the scars from inside out
Unlike traditional scar removal techniques, which even out the skin texture by just scraping top layers of skin, lasers fill the scars from the inside out. Laser skin resurfacing uses a high intensity beam of light to break the hard scar tissues, which accelerated the collagen production. Thus this process accelerates the filling of scars from inside out.
- Topical anesthesia is given for treatment
To minimize the level of discomfort associated with laser skin resurfacing, the procedure is generally performed with topical anesthesia. However, for people sensitive to pain, your clinician may perform the procedure under local anesthesia with sedation.
- You may experience redness and swelling on face after treatment
Redness of skin on treated areas is very normal and may persist for 36 to 48 hours, changing color from pink to red to brown. You may also feel a little itch on the treated areas, but you are advised not touch or scratch your skin.
- Recovery may take time
Laser treatment for acne scars may take 20 minutes to one hour to complete but recovery generally takes 15 days. Even after the treated area has apparently healed, you will have to take very good care of your skin since the entire process takes up to month.
If you are considering laser treatments to improve your skin, I encourage you to contact our certified cosmetic surgeon at Skin City India and we’ll be glad to assist you.