Having skin complaints is very common at any age, but when you are young, it can be positively traumatic. When acne breakouts occur, they can harm a teenager’s fragile sense of self-confidence. Unfortunately, long after the condition is resolved, the effects of acne can linger in the form of scars. Until relatively recently, medical procedures could only make minor corrections in cases of acne scars. However, the development of Fraxel laser resurfacing has given new hope to San Diego residents who are dealing with acne scars and scars caused by injury or surgery.
What Causes Acne Scars to Form?
Acne scars develop as a result of the healing process triggered by existing blackheads or pimples. Acne occurs when dead skin cells, oils, and bacteria are trapped under the surface of the skin. If acne is not treated properly, scars may form. They may be indented, or raised, or occur after surgical procedures that require incisions.
How Does Fraxel Laser Resurfacing Help with Acne Scars?
The Fraxel laser is referred to as a non-ablative laser that offers improvement in the appearance of scars without the need for a long downtime or recovery period. The treatment stimulates the formation of new collagen fibers by sending laser energy into each skin pore. Patients in San Diego experience little discomfort since a numbing agent is applied to the skin prior to treatment. Patients often say that it feels like a small rubber band snapping against their skin, and the area will feel somewhat warm as the laser energy is being transmitted into the skin.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
Patients being treated for acne scars with Fraxel laser resurfacing usually need multiple treatment sessions at our office in San Diego. Since the precision of the laser targets only select areas, your treatment time and recovery period are much shorter than you might expect.
You can get all the facts about Fraxel laser resurfacing during an initial consultation at All About Me Medical Spa in San Diego. Our specialist would be happy to address whatever questions or concerns you may have. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and get started!