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Laser Acne Reduction: What To Expect

Laser Acne Reduction: What To Expect

If you have acne, you're not alone. Acne impacts males and females of all races and with all different types of skin. Although it is most common among teens and young adults, acne can strike people of any age.

Unfortunately, acne isn't just a temporary inconvenience for most people. In many cases, it can cause permanent scarring on your skin. In fact, as many as 95% of people with acne develop acne scarring, according to research published in the Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology.

If you have scarring from acne, you can try covering it up with makeup. But that's just a temporary fix. If you'd like to reduce your acne scarring permanently, you might want to consider laser acne reduction, which uses light energy to lessen acne scarring.

Here at Encino Park Family Health & Wellness Clinic in San Antonio, Texas, our aesthetic care providers specialize in using laser treatments to improve skin affected by acne. Read on to learn about this innovative treatment and what it could do for you.

Energizing your skin

Laser treatment is a non-invasive aesthetic procedure that uses light energy to improve your skin's appearance after it becomes scarred by acne. It is a safe and effective treatment for acne.

For scarring due to acne, we provide a treatment known as laser acne reduction, which is also known as laser resurfacing.

When you receive laser acne reduction, your provider uses a wand that focuses laser energy onto your skin. This energy breaks up scar tissue, which is thicker and bulkier than ordinary tissue.

Laser treatment removes the topmost layer of your skin. As this skin sloughs off, smoother skin remains. Blood flow increases, and with improved blood flow comes healing and rejuvenation.

Laser energy applied to your skin promotes the production of collagen, which is a protein found naturally in your skin. It also encourages the growth of healthy new skin cells.

After your treatment

Most patients recover quickly from laser acne reduction. Your skin may appear red or swollen immediately after your treatment, but that usually clears up soon. You may also experience some stinging or burning, but this usually disappears within less than a day.

Laser treatment probably won't eliminate all of your acne scars completely. But it can significantly reduce the appearance of unsightly scars.

Depending on the type of scars you have, you may get the most benefit from a series of treatments. During your consultation, your provider will advise you on how many treatments you may need and what type of results you can expect.

Clear up your acne scars soon

Tired of your acne scars? Find out if laser acne reduction is for you. To schedule a consultation with Encino Park Family Health & Wellness Clinic, call 210-568-5816 or visit our website here.

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