As you may know all too well, there are different types of acne. While mild forms of acne rarely leave scars, moderate and severe acne usually do. There are two main types of acne scarring, including atrophic with the loss of tissue and hypertrophic with excess tissue. Laser Genesis is a treatment for acne scarring and other skin conditions such as redness, uneven pores and wrinkles.
This treatment is non-ablative, which means it does not affect the surface skin but reaches to the deeper layers. It is also non-invasive. It gently heats the different layers of skin, which increases collagen production, shrinks enlarged pores and destroys damaged capillaries to reduce redness. It can be performed on different areas of the body, depending on the situation.
When you have a consultation with our specialist, your skin and acne scars will be examined and a treatment may be recommended. It may take a series of treatments to get the results you want. However, it all depends on the unique case. Your skin should continue to improve over time as new collagen is regenerated.
Any side effects are minimal and may include mild skin irritation in the treatment area. This should subside within just days. You will not need any major recovery time, and most people are able to return to work or other daily activities when the treatment is finished.
While acne is most common among people who are 12 to 24 years old, it can develop at any age on men and women. Topical cream treatments and other treatments may reduce the inflammation, but scarring can still occur. Acne scars can permanently affect the self-esteem of any individual. While individuals have different types of skin and may respond differently to the treatment, Laser Genesis treatments may help reduce or remove acne scars and any redness left from acne. Both issues may be addressed during the same treatment.
If you develop acne, you may think you can reduce its appearance by squeezing and poking it into submission. This is not the case, and you can actually increase your chance of scarring by pushing the inflammation deeper into the skin. Once the inflammation is gone, the skin will start to heal the lesion. It may produce too much collagen, causing a scar that is like a bump, or it may produce too little collagen, leaving a scar that is like a hole or pit.
If you have acne scars that inhibit your self-confidence, Laser Genesis treatments at All About Me Medical Spa may be a good option for you. Contact us today to schedule a consultation at our office in San Diego and learn more.