Apr 26, 2011
Treatment of acne scars is often difficult because different skin types and scar types need varied treatment. But the treatment is typically considered safe if done by experienced proffessionals.
There are two kinds of lasers for acne scar removal:
Laser options that are currently available to treat acne scars include excision, punch excision, subcision, cryosurgery, dermabrasion, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, ablative lasers, nonablative lasers, fractional lasers, silicone sheeting compression, dermal fillers and an emerging technique known as skin needling.
The physician needs to assess the scars efficiently to decide the kind of treatment required.
Laser treatments have been proven to be the best available treatments to make visible and stubborn acne scars appear faint or even disappear permanently. In most cases, people having mild acne scars can treat them by following a healthy dietary pattern along with washing the face with benzyl peroxide regularly.
One must always go to a certified skin care centre to get a laser treatment done. Many small and unregistered clinics practicing laser surgeries without qualified dermatologists might severely harm the skin.
Also, do not undergo laser treatments without consulting your skin care practitioner and determining the type of acne scars you have. A full knowledge of the cost, type, total number of laser sessions and side effects should be taken into consideration for a successful laser therapy.
Apart from high cost, laser treatment can put the patient at the risk of some side-effects. Like:
Now, the main question is whether laser treatments will prevent acne recurrence or not. One cannot guarantee that but laser treatments assure a visible reduction in the intensity of acne in the later stages of life as the existing acne pores and the damaged tissues are sealed and healed. Simultaneously the sebaceous glands are closed leaving the skin free from scars. Laser also does away with the outer layers of the skin and promotes new cell growth.
Laser technology has indeed transformed the way health care practitioners treat acne. This has made laser treatments quite affordable. These treatments do not involve creams or lotions and are hassle free in many ways.
Another alternative to laser treatments is surgically removing the acne crusts with a lesion separately. This is a time consuming process but is relatively safe and without any side effects. Once the matter inside the acne is removed, the healing process starts automatically.
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