Get Rid of Acne Scars with Laser Rejuvenation

Got acne scars? If so, we may have a solution. It’s called laser rejuvenation, and it is one of the most effective cosmetic treatments for reversing the scarring that comes from severe and constant breakouts.

Acne Scarring Facts

  • Acne is not just for adolescents. While it is most common among teenagers going through puberty, acne affects every age group up to the 50s. Those older than 50 do not typically struggle with acne, but they may have scarring due to past acne problems.

  • The most common causes of acne are: 1) the excessive production of oil in skin glands, 2) bacteria growing within hair follicles, and 3) hormonal imbalances.

  • Up to 85 percent of all people will suffer from acne at one point in their lives. Most outbreaks occur on the face, shoulders, chest, or back.

  • Over 40 percent of people will experience either acne or acne scarring by the time they hit their mid teens.

Dealing with Acne Scarring

Acne scarring is frustrating, and many people are desperate for treatments. There are several potential cosmetic solutions for improving scarring on the face, however, it can be challenging to discern which is the right choice for you. Are chemical peels the best option? Or is dermabrasion better? And what is this about laser rejuvenation?

According to the British Journal of Dermatology, laser rejuvenation may be one of the most promising new treatments for acne scars. Laser skin resurfacing works by removing the outer layer of skin (called the epidermis) by using a light beam. It also heats stimulates the growth of new collagen fibers in the second layer, the dermis. As your face heals, new skin cells will form that create a smoother skin surface. Because the laser allows for a targeted approach, there are few problems with skin lightening.

The best part about laser skin procedures is that they don’t take long. Treating parts of the face will only take about 30 to 45 minutes. If you desire a full-face treatment, it will likely take around two hours. Recovery takes anywhere from 10-21 days, but clients consistently attest that it is worth it. Laser treatments make pores smaller, wrinkles less defined, and acne scars less noticeable.

Other Applications for Laser Rejuvenation

Laser resurfacing can also work to improve other minor facial flaws. These include:

  • Sun-damaged skin

  • Age spots

  • Warts

  • Birthmarks

  • Fine lines or wrinkles on the face

Laser Treatment in El Paso

If you are interested in exploring your laser rejuvenation options further, don’t hesitate to contact the Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Centers of El Paso. We are passionate about helping our clients look and feel their best, and we can help you overcome the frustrating aftermath of acne. Request a consultation today!

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