How to Get Rid of Acne Scars
Acne scars have a significant impact on many people’s self esteem. Acne scars are caused by untreated acne or severe acne.
There are two types of acne scars: temporary red or brown marks known as hyperpigmentation. And more aggressive ones that cause a change in the surface of the skin. We have helped many people get rid of acne scars with fractional C02 laser resurfacing and chemical peels.
What Causes Acne Scars?
Acne scars can be caused by factors that are in your control and factors that are out of your control. One reason can be your genes. If people in your family have acne scars then you will most likely have it too.
But even if you are blessed with good genes, sun exposure can lead to dark spots on your face. Also, if you don’t treat acne correctly or don’t have a good skin care routine, it could lead to more serious issues.
Fractional CO2 Laser Resurfacing Acne Scar Treatment
This is a very safe and effective acne scar treatment that works by treating a fraction of the skin at intervals and leaves the adjacent skin tissue intact for quick healing. Fractional CO2 laser resurfacing is great for eliminating any depression in the area including acne scarring, winkles and creases.
During this procedure, microscopic holes are poked in the lower skin level to promote the production of collagen. Collagen diminishes acne scarring while creating a revived skin presence.
Benefits of Fractional CO2 Laser Resurfacing
This approach of acne scar removal treatment is popular for various reasons. The fact that the results are permanent and it reduces superficial as well as deep acne scarring is a huge advantage compared to other treatments. The best results start to come about a month after the last treatment session.
What Types of Lasers Are Used?
There are two types of acne scar treatments that get rid of elements of your skin to help your new skin cells grow back stronger. The two types of lasers are ablative and non-ablative. Ablative lasers are the most intense and involve removing layers of your skin. Non-ablative procedures target the dermis to promote collagen growth and tightening effects.
Chemical Peels Acne Scar Treatment
Chemical peel is another one of our proven treatments we use to diminish acne scars and blemishes. This treatment provides a deep exfoliation by removing the skin’s top layer causing skin regeneration and resulting an improved skin appearance.
The most effective chemical peels for acne scars are our glycolic acid peels for superficial acne scarring, trichloroacetic acid for mild to moderate acne scars and phenolic peels to treat the most severe cases of acne scars. Phenolic peels are the strongest type of chemical peel and anesthesia is sometimes necessary during this procedure.
The outcomes of Fractional CO2 Laser Resurfacing and chemical peels are permanent
Exfoliates the skin and makes it softer
Fractional CO2 Laser Resurfacing
Regenerates skin cells and improves the skin’s appearance
How Many Chemical Peel Acne Scar Treatment Sessions Do I Need?
The results depend on your skin’s condition and the type of chemical peel you choose. If the acne scars are not deep, the revived skin returns clear after chemical peel treatments. Our aesthetician will recommend the appropriate type of chemical peel for your skin and a treatment schedule.
But if the acne scars are deep and penetrate multiple skin layers, multiple chemical peel sessions are recommended to get permanent results. Most acne scar treatments will require several sessions.
Cost of Acne Scar Removal
The cost depends on the types of chemical peels you get. Light peels have the lowest cost and the prices go up as you get a stronger chemical peel. The price varies for sun damage treatment and how big the treatment area is.
To get a customized estimate of the cost of acne scar removal, please contact our NYC location at 1800 355-3308. Our representatives will help guide you through a variety of payment and financing options including package deals.