Severe acne experienced in the teens or twenties can leave an adult with considerable pitting and scarring of the face. Thanks to the skin rejuvenation method of laser resurfacing, help is now available for those who have endured these prominent facial imperfections. Under the skilled hands of the professionals at Island Dermatology, laser treatments can significantly reduce the appearance of acne scars. Laser resurfacing offers one of the most effective, noninvasive and safest treatments currently available. Bellevue and Seattle skin resurfacing patients who have had acne scar treatments at Island Dermatology have seen dramatic improvements in their skin.
How does laser skin resurfacing erase the scars?
This skin rejuvenation technique uses specialized wand-like lasers to remove the damaged layers of skin with minimal discomfort and risk. The process also stimulates the tissue’s collagen fibers, which tightens and improves the overall look and texture of the skin. After the procedure, new skin cells will grow, leaving the patient with a noticeably smoother appearance. With acne scarring, the most common form of skin rejuvenation is through the use of non ablative lasers. These lasers allow for precise, targeted depth control, especially valuable when treating the deep scarring that acne often leaves behind. An added benefit of the lasers is that the surrounding tissue and skin are not damaged. The highly qualified staff at Island Dermatology has the skill and expertise to perform this laser treatment on delicate facial tissue.
Are laser resurfacing treatments the right choice for acne scars?
There are many methods available for acne scar treatment. Laser resurfacing offers one of the most successful of any presently in use. The treatment sessions are quite quick, usually lasts between 15 and 25 minutes. Laser treatments are also relatively discomfort free, especially when compared to other alternatives such as dermabrasion; recovery times are also faster. Patients can expect to see the treated areas healed in only two to three weeks. The experts at Island Dermatology are ready and able to help Bellevue and Seattle skin resurfacing candidates learn all about this procedure, and why it offers the best option for their acne scar removal.