Acne Scar TreatmentAcne is a common condition that causes blocked pores, pimples, cysts and other lesions on the skin. While it is most common in teenagers, acne can affect people of all ages, most often appearing on the face, neck, chest, back, shoulders and upper arms.
Acne scarring is most often caused by larger acne lesions, such as cysts or nodules, which can swell and rupture, causing a break in the wall of the individual pore. Infected material from the inflamed lesion can spill out through this break and can affect the nearby healthy tissue, leading to the appearance of a scar. Although not harmful, most people are bothered by the unattractive appearance of these scars and seek treatment to remove or significantly reduce their appearance.
Treatment of acne scars depends on the type and severity of scarring, as well as each patient’s individual skin and amount of correction desired. Your doctor will develop a personalized treatment plan for you. For many patients, a combination of treatments may be most effective in improving the appearance of acne scars. Treating acne scars is often a complex process that involves trial and error of treatments.
The most effective way to prevent acne scars from developing is to stop the lesions that lead to scarring. It is also important for patients to avoid picking or popping active lesions, as this can lead to infection and increase the risk of scarring. Picking at scabs should also be avoided to allow uninterrupted natural healing to occur. Sun exposure can lead to further skin damage and may delay healing of scars and lesions, and should be avoided as much as possible to maintain the health of the skin.
Laser Skin TighteningLaser skin tightening provides an effective but minimally invasive procedure for smoothing out wrinkles and improving skin texture. The laser heats up the epidermis as it shines and causes the skin to increase collagen production as well as contract immediately due to the increased temperature. Also, the nurse is able to adjust the strength of exposure and customize it not only between people, but also between different areas of the face, should they be naturally uneven.
Laser Tattoo Removal
Many people have second thoughts about their tattoos. Our practice uses Q-Switch technology for tattoo removal. Numerous laser treatments can lighten or remove your tattoo by gradually breaking up the ink into tiny particles that are absorbed harmlessly by the body. All this can be accomplished without damaging the surrounding tissue. Most tattoo removal treatments should be spaced approximately 6 weeks apart. Results and fading may be seen as soon as 8-12 months, many designs can take up to 2 + years to treat.
Laser Vein Treatment & Sclerotherapy
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Skin Resurfacing with Fraxel®Fraxel is a unique noninvasive laser therapy designed to dramatically improve skin texture and pigmentation, including the treatment of fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, surgical scars, and sun damage. Fraxel utilizes fractional resurfacing technology, where only a small fraction of the skin receives the laser light.
The treatment delivers a series of microscopic laser spots, while simultaneously preserving areas of unaffected, healthy skin. The healthy cells in the untouched spots promote rapid healing of the entire area, resulting in faster recovery time and minimal side effects.