10 Proven Cosmetic Laser Treatments for Acne Scars – Part 1

Cosmetic laser treatments have come a long way and now provide better results than any time in the history of the technology. People battling scars arising from acne, among other issues, can count on the technology to provide a fast, effective, and safe resolution to the problem. More physicians and spas are offering scar laser treatments every day, giving you easy access to affordable treatments. In this first installment in a two-part series, we focus on the types of acne scars and some of the best laser treatments out there.

Acne Scars

Acne scars result from the body fighting inflammation and lesions caused by the accumulation of dead skin cells, sebum, and bacteria in your skin pores. It does this by raising the level of collagen production to excessive levels, resulting in unwelcome changes to your skin, including scarring. The type of scar is determined by the amount of excess collagen produced or lost. There are 2 types of scars:

  • Atrophic Scars
  • Hypertrophic and Keloidal Scars

Types of Scar Laser Treatments

Cosmetic lasers used for acne scar treatment are classified as Ablative or Non-ablative lasers. The 10 common treatments available today are:

CO2 Laser Treatment

The laser is very effective in eliminating acne scars. It does this by creating microscopic holes in the skin on the affected area to stimulate collagen production and heal the scarring. This is an ablative treatment with some guaranteed social downtime. The procedure can be painful and is typically requires possible sedation or topical relief. 

Fractional Laser Treatment

Fractional laser treatment adjusts the size and density of the microbeam to suit your unique need. It works equal well on other parts of the body apart from the face. Apart from helping get rid of acne scars, the treatment also helps prevent their development. Fractional treatments can either be ablative or non-ablative and are delivered through a degree of different laser wavelengths.  

V-Beam Laser or Pulsed Dye Laser Treatment

This treatment is recommended is you are experienced redness around the affected area. The redness results from enlarged blood vessels, which are the primary target of the concentrated beams. It starves the affected area of oxygen and nutrients resulting in dead cells which are shed naturally. V-Beam can target the vascular conditions associated with scarring. 

Fraxel Dual Laser Treatment

Two lasers, the 1927 nm and 1550 nm wavelengths, are employed in combination to reduce pigmentation and work on the skin texture, respectively. The primary objective of the treatment is to stimulate cell growth.

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)

This treatment is for you if you are battling dark acne scars. Its main objective is to preserve your natural skin tone by working on the color of the scars as opposed to their texture. The scar laser treatment also gets rid of bacteria, preventing further development of acne. IPL treatments provide skin rejuvenation technology that can help improve acne and acne scars. The latest technology by MedLaser USA the MedPulse IPL combines IPL+RF for a synergistic delivery for improved results. 

1450 Nm Diode Laser & RF Radio Frequency 

The latest technology is combining a 1450 nm Diode Laser with RF technology delivering sequencing energy for acne scars. The new Afit device by Hironic provides bipolar RF with 1450 nm diode providing a non-ablative treatment option for acne and acne scar relief.

We have the technology!

In our second installment in this two-part series, we cover the remaining 5 laser treatments that are ideally suited for acne scars. MadLaserUSA makes it easy for physicians and spas to access the best cosmetic laser treatment equipment for a full folio of applications, including scar laser equipment. Whether you want to buy, lease, or get attractive financing, we are there for you. Call us today at 888 284 2486 or mail us at info@medlaserusa.com.      

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