PicoSure® Laser Acne Scar Treatment 

Nov 01, 2019

Having a smooth face is a big step in keeping up with your cosmetic appearance. Everyone knows how disturbing and unsightly acne can be, particularly in the face. The thing with acne is that even when the pimples are gone, it takes a lot for the scarring, bumpy surface, and pockmarks to go away. For the most part, you need the intervention of PicoSure® Laser acne scar treatment in Glendale.

How Does the Laser Scar Treatment Work?

PicoSure acne scar removal uses advanced laser technology to fade the scars caused by acne of the face. The ultra-short pulses of laser light are able to get deep into the skin tissue to institute a change in the support structure. It works to improve the texture of the skin, making it feel and look smoother. The laser light of the PicoSure acne scars removal increases the production of new tissues to repair the scarred area. It also speeds up the formation of collagen and elastin in the skin, which are necessary for normal-looking skin.
When the body produces new skin cells, a replacement is made. The damaged and scarred tissue is replaced, which is how the acne starts to fade naturally. The best part is that the PicoSure laser for acne scars is suitable for different skin types and can have incredible effects on a severely acne-scarred skin.

What Types Of Scars Can Be Treated?

With FDA clearance, PicoSure laser treatment is cleared to treating different types of acne on the skin, including those on the face. Most patients consider the laser treatment for facial acne, even though acne can happen anywhere in the body. Some of the scarring and acne that PicoSure laser treatment can remove include:

  • Ice pick scars – the part of the skin affected by this acne looks like it has been punctured with an ice pick. They are deep scars in the skin that result when there is too little collagen following an injury. They are the most challenging to correct. For such scarring, a bit of skin grafting can be used to fill the scars and even out the surface of the skin. Skin grafts can be taken from behind the ears.
  • Boxcar scars – they are depressed acne scars that are similar to ice pick scars. However, they appear boxier and broader than ice picks. In some cases, the dermatologist might suggest the use of injectable fillers, including fats. The fillers will help fill out the depressions of the scars, while a retinoid increases the collagen production to help even out the skin.
  • Keloid scars – they are a lot different from the ice pick and boxcar scars. The keloid scars are a little raised from the skin. They appear reddish or pinkish, depending on the skin color. Treatment for these scars often involves steroids injection to flatten the bumps of the scar. When laser treatment is used for these scars, the goal is to bring down the inflammation that causes the scar.
  • Hyperpigmentation – after an acne-related inflammation, the skin can change color. Usually, it turns into a dark spot. The more the acne-related swellings, the more dark spots one has. The treatment involves using tins of sunblock, as well as a measured amount of hydroquinone. The hydroquinone is used for bleaching the dark spots caused by the scars. Retinoids can also be used to boost skin turnover, and glycolic acid elements to help remove the upper layer of the skin that is pigmented.

How Long Does The Treatment Take?

When you visit your doctor or dermatologist, he/she will thoroughly observe your skin before any treatment. The examination will help establish the main causes of your scarring on the face. If you have an injury that has yet to heal, you need to give it time before getting the treatment.

PicoSure laser acne scar treatment, however, does not take too long. The session for your procedure should last around 15 minutes or less. However, this depends will how big the affected area it. The better news is that you may not require any downtime. Most patients report to resuming their daily activities soon after the procedure.

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