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Have Acne Scars? Consider Laser Skin Resurfacing!

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Cosmetic treatments have come a long way in the last two decades. Today, Botox, laser treatments, and fillers, are not pleasures of the rich and elite alone. Most people can afford these treatments, and without breaking their bank. If you have acne scars, your first consideration should be chemical peels. However, chemical peels don’t work effectively on old and deeper scars, and that’s where laser skin resurfacing comes in handy. Laser treatments rely on radiofréquence and work on the top surface of the skin, allowing the scar tissues to make room for new tissues. In general, laser skin resurfacing is highly useful for skin rejuvenation and collagen production. In this post, we are discussing more on laser skin resurfacing and what you need to know.

A good clinic matters

With any kind of laser treatment, there are a few inherent risks, which can be done away with, if a good dermatologist or aesthetician is performing the procedure. Make sure that you select a clinic that’s known, reliable, and has great ratings. Check the range of laser skin resurfacing treatments they offer – some are ablative, some are not. Non-ablative treatments are great for minor scars, while ablative laser skin resurfacing is best for deep and old scars.

Sun safety is critical

You have to watch out for sun exposure, tanning beds, sauna rooms for at least two weeks before and after laser skin resurfacing. Keep in mind that your skin is extra sensitive after laser treatment, and just like you would always use a sunscreen after a chemical peel, you must do the same after laser too. Also, in some cases, your dermatologist may ask you to avoid sun exposure altogether.

Every person needs a different treatment approach

For some cases, just laser skin resurfacing is enough. However, if your skin is aging or has signs of elasticity loss, your aesthetician may recommend something like dermal fillers. Also, note that you may need a few sessions of laser treatment to get rid of scars. There is usually a gap of few weeks between these sessions, and you may experience some redness and swelling, especially with ablative laser skin resurfacing, so keep that in mind.

Finally, don’t shy away from discussing your concerns when you visit a clinic. It is possible to fix most acne scars, although in some cases, laser skin resurfacing may not be the ideal treatment, especially when the skin is heavily wrinkled, or there is active acne.

Hailen Kazz
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