As a human, we all go through adolescence, which is a transitional stage of physical and mental human development between the ages 13 and 19. During this stage in life, much development and change occurs in our body and one of the most common is acne. Acne is usually caused by an increase of testosterone, which both boys and girls accrue during puberty when people tend to be most socially insecure. Years after outgrowing adolescent acne, the problem of aftermath scars persist — a real problem of most people who are suffering from severe acne. Treatments for acne scars are based on the age of the scar. If the acne scars are still new, there are some topical products like a scar removal cream like Skinderma Pro to treat them. For the older acne scars that are difficult to treat, people should not worry. There is a new innovation which has become popular and is widely used throughout within the last 10-15 years, proven to help a wide variety of skin conditions, such as acne scars, wrinkles or uneven pigmentation, known as Laser Resurfacing. If you have acne scars that you want to erase to increase your self-confidence, acne scar laser treatment is definitely a valid option for you.
The laser basically removes the unwanted scar tissue and allows the body to regenerate normal skin tissues in the scar’s place. Before considering the laser treatment, you should be absolutely sure that it is really needed. Acne laser treatment is not a one time process. It takes about 2-3 months depending on the age and severity of the scars. Treatment spacing is very vital to avoid over treatment and abuse to the skin which can cause real damage. Space within the treatment is needed to assess progress and to measure the rate of success. A topical anesthetic like LMX 4% Anesthetic Cream – 30qm is applied to the scar about an hour before the procedure.
Laser Resurfacing has two major categories: the Ablative lasers and the Non-ablative lasers. The ablative lasers such as ultra pulsed carbon dioxide lasers and erbium YAG laser, literally remove the outer layer of the skin and regenerating the dermal collagen to be tight, decreasing the visibility of the scar. After the treatment, the treated part of the skin should be taken care of really seriously and must be put in infection prevention.
The non-ablative lasers trigger treatments within the dermis, without harming the epidermis. For this kind of treatment, Smooth beam is used which is a FDA approved laser. Smooth beam targets and heats the dermis which helps to reduce sebum and acne formation at the same time. It also helps to tighten the dermis to reduce scar visibility on the skin’s surface.
This treatment is not cheap, but I can assure you that this is a safe procedure, delivering a high degree of precision. However it involves a number of potential risks like redness, itching, swellness and milia development, therefore, it should always be done by a qualified medical professional. Even if you can’t afford this procedure, it is worth considering it. It will help make you feel better not just on the outside, but on the inside too.
Goodbye Acne Scars Laser-Style – A Scarring Removal Treatment by Susannah Blake