Is laser acne scar removal right for you?
If you are in your teens or adulthood and struggle with acne and scarring, laser acne scar removal may be the best option for you! If you have ice-pick scarring caused by excessive pimples, Pixel™ treatments by Alma Lasers may be the most effective way to rejuvenate your skin and return it to a healthy foundation.
Is laser acne scar removal painful?
For the most part, laser acne scar removal is not very painful. With that being said, everyone has a different pain tolerance level. Most individuals who receive Pixel™ treatments at LightTouch Med Spa™ compare the sensation to having a rubber band snapped against your skin. Slight discomfort may be experienced as this non-ablative laser technology creates microscopic puncture wounds in the skin in order to stimulate collagen production and resurface the skin.
What if this treatment is not for me?
There are some contraindications that should be noted with laser acne scar removal. If you are on certain medications, have melanoma or any type of cancer, have a sunburn or open lesions, or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, then Pixel™ treatments are not appropriate for you at this time.
How many treatments are usually needed?
Since everyone has a different skin type or level of skin health, the number of treatments needed will be different for everyone. Those who have less severe acne and acne scarring may only require 1-3 treatments, whereas those with more severe acne and scarring may require between 5-6 treatments. The best option to gain an understanding of how many treatments you’ll need personally, is to book a free consultation at a LightTouch Med Spa™ near you.
Recovery time …
After your laser acne scar removal treatment, you can expect some redness, swelling, and scabbing. This is very normal and should dissipate within one week. Flaking of the skin will occur a couple of days after treatment and can last for a few days. Again, this is very normal and is not cause for alarm. Midway (generally three days) through the healing process the redness will begin to dissipate. At the end of the healing process, your skin will appear to be smooth, rejuvenated, and healthier-looking. Additionally, your scars should appear to have reduced to some degree. If scarring is severe, it may still be visible, however you should see a noticeable difference.
Booking a free consultation
It is important to work with a highly trained practitioner when considering advanced skincare treatments, and all of our staff members undergo extensive training and continuing education. During a consultation, we encourage you to ask our staff members all the questions that you need to in order to gain a firm understanding of the treatment you are about to receive. Book a free consultation to discuss laser acne scar removal treatments by clicking here.