Acne Scar Reduction
In Salt Lake City
The CO2 Laser should not be performed on dark brown or black pigmented skin types because of the high risk of permanent skin color changes. Otherwise, if you have scars from acne, people who have laser Acne Scar Reduction are typically very satisfied with their results and we invite you to schedule a free consultation.
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What Does Fractional CO2 Laser Acne Scar Reduction Do?
The Fractional CO2 laser Acne Scar Reduction improves acne pocking by shrinking old skin cells and stimulating new collagen production. This makes way for collagen restoration and deposition in the skin. As a result, acne pocking will fill in and appear less obvious. The laser will also tighten the skin, smooth the skin texture, improve the complexion, and even the skin color.
How Does Fractional Co2 Laser Acne Scar Reduction Work?
Acne scars are visible because they are lower than the surrounding skin. Light casts shadows into them, making them visible. Fractional CO2 Laser Acne Scar Reduction makes the acne scars less visible because it causes collagen deposition which fills in the acne pocking, raising the scar level with the rest of the skin, much like filling in a sinkhole.
How Many Treatments Are Required with the Fractional Co2 Laser?
Acne scars will improve over time but will not completely vanish. Several treatments may be required to achieve the desired results. The larger and deeper the acne scars, the more treatments one will need. Shallow acne scars and pigment may be vanished with one treatment.
Does the Fractional CO2 Laser Acne Reduction Treatment Hurt?
Because part of the skin is vaporized by the laser, it is like a series of small burns. The skin will be red and swollen afterword. However, most of the time the numbing cream used makes the procedure quite tolerable.
What is the Recovery Time?
Fractional CO2 Laser Acne Scar Reduction has a modest recovery phase which usually involves 1-2 weeks of redness and swelling. Most of the time the area can be covered by makeup after 5 days.
What Are the Side-Effects with Fractional CO2 Laser Acne Scar Reduction?
Redness may persist for weeks or months with the Fractional CO2 Laser. Blotchy discoloration may occur in 5-10% of patients following treatment. Facial spider veins may develop in 2-3% of those who are treated. Those who already have spider veins may see them worsen.
Will I be Satisfied with the Results?
People who have the Fractional CO2 Laser Acne Scar Reduction treatments are typically very satisfied with their results, if they understand the recovery period, improvement timeframe and the possibility that repeated treatments may be necessary to achieve their desired results. Those who have unrealistic expectations will be dissatisfied.
How Long Will the Results Last?
The acne scars will fade permanently.
Can Fractional CO2 Laser Acne Scar Reduction Be Done on All Skin Types?
The CO2 Laser should not be performed on dark brown or black skin types because of the high risk of permanent skin color changes and discoloration.
Dr. Justin R. Johnsen
Fractional CO2 Laser Acne Scar Reduction is one of the best ways to erase those troublesome acne scars and restore youth, vitality, and confidence. It is a permanent, organic, and long-lasting treatment because it stimulates your own natural collagen production. Quit wasting your time and energy with messy creams! Come experience a permanent solution with the Fractional CO2 Laser!