LASER TREATMENT FOR ACNE SCAR REMOVAL
Are you feeling stressed out because of the scars left over from an acne breakout? Do not worry, you are not alone! Acne scars often feel like a double punishment. Initially, you had to endure the pimples, and now, long after they’ve gone, you are still carrying the scars as a reminder. The breakouts themselves are highly inconvenient, as we all know, they happen when we least expect them. Indeed, they have a painful habit of popping up just before we need to be most presentable. Added to that, having to live with scars they leave behind is nothing short of stressful. Many studies show that these scars take not only a physical but also an emotional toll on us. But the good news is, with laser treatment for acne scar removal now becoming a standard practice, you do not need to worry about these acne scars any longer.
WHAT IS ACNE?
Simply put, acne is a chronic, skin inflammatory condition that leads to spots and/ or pimples. This happens when the pores of your skin get plugged with dead skin cells or oils. The plugged pores/ follicles become a breeding ground for bacteria. As a result, the pores break out in red pus-filled bumps known as pimples. Other stages of this process like blackheads, whiteheads, cysts and nodules are all different types of acne. The condition is most common in teenagers during puberty. This is due to the oils produced by the sebaceous glands that are triggered by an excess of male hormones that are produced during puberty in both males and females. However, acne can occur during any stage of your life due to a variety of other reasons. Medical studies show that it is the most common skin condition around the world.
An acne breakout can occur in many areas of the body such as the back, neck chest and upper arms. However, the face is the most susceptible place for an acne breakout, and the most inconvenient. Although it is not dangerous, the scars that are left behind by acne seriously affect our appearance.
There are different types of acne. Common whiteheads and blackheads that many of us get as we age are the mildest forms of acne. Moderate acne takes the form of red inflamed papules or pustules with white centers, both referred to as pimples. In severe form of acne, you will experience painful pus-filled cysts or nodules under the skin. Especially, it is these severe forms of acne that often leave permanent scars on our skin. While the opened pores left by other forms of acne clear up easily, picking or squeezing them will increase the risk of scarring.
There are two main types of acne scars. Namely, they are atrophic or depressed scars and hypertrophic or raised scars. Important to realize, atrophic scars are the most common form of acne scarring found on the face. There are three types of Atrophic scars.
Rolling scars are broad depressions with sloping edges. Ice-pick scars are deep and narrow pits less than 2mm in width. The third form is known as a boxcar scar. These are broad depressions in the skin with sharply defined edges.
Apart from these types of scars acne can also leave behind red or brown spots on our skin. This condition is known as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH)
LASER TREATMENT FOR ACNE SCARS
To treat these scars and pigmentation problems, the Stannum Cosmetic Clinic uses the best available technology in the market. We offer our clients Youlaser MT fractional laser treatments that are highly advanced, modern and affordable. Youlaser MT fractional laser for acne scars is a quick treatment that improves skin scarring with minimal discomfort and downtime. Furthermore, the laser used in the treatment stimulates collagen production from within, resulting in smoother, refreshed skin and smaller pores. Overall, this will improve your acne scars in a very short time period.
Quanta System’s Youlaser MT is a fractional laser for skin resurfacing, rejuvenation and scar treatment.
Youlaser MT emits two lasers which are non-ablative (1540nm) and ablative (10600nm). Importantly, these lasers can be used sequentially or simultaneously. The two wavelengths emitted together maximize both lasers’ advantages, drastically improving results in just one session.
The water in the skin absorbs the light emitted by the laser and converts it to heat. As a result, this creates micro-pores in the skin through evaporation. This process allows the skin to fill these holes with new collagen and elastin fibers fading out surface acne scars. Furthermore, the heat also shrinks the skin giving it a tighter appearance.
Non-ablative resurfacing reduces vascular lesions and deep pigmentations of the skin with no downtime. Meanwhile, ablative or micro-ablative lasers treat the skin by reducing superficial pigmentation and scars. Here, downtime is a bit longer than non-ablative treatments but is tunable.
The OptiSim function of Youlaser MT is an innovative feature that shows a simulation of the pattern generated by the laser before starting the treatment. It enables the practitioner to judge the depth and density of the treatment. As a result, your therapist can optimize thermal injury and manage related downtime related to your treatment. The ability to finely adjust the parameters of the laser makes Youlaser MT one of the safest and precise treatments available for skin rejuvenation with predictable results.
LASER ACNE SCAR REMOVAL EXPERIENCE
Regarding the treatment experience, most patients report that they felt a mild tingling sensation during the Youlaser MT rejuvenation treatment which was not uncomfortable. Furthermore, you will start to see results in about 4 weeks, post-treatment. You will continue to notice improvements up to 5 months as collagen and elastin production continues for months, post-treatment.
AFTER-EFFECTS OF LASER ACNE SCAR REMOVAL
The treatment is associated with some mild side effects such as swelling and redness. However, these will subside on their own within a few days. You will experience a mild sensation of sunburn about an hour after the procedure. Swelling is usually minimal and resolves within 2-3 days. The skin will have a pinkish tone for 3-5 days. However, new epidermal skin cells develop within 24 hours of the treatment.
ADVANTAGES OF YOULASER MT FOR ACNE SCAR REMOVAL
- Unparalleled char-free ablation, vaporization, excision and incision of soft tissues.
- Reduced thermal damage to surrounding tissues.
- Rapid healing and minimal downtime.
- Stimulate deeper collagen production with high pulse energy.
- Easy operation with the latest microprocessor technology.
- Adjustable scanning patterns and size.
- Adjustable intensity of the pilot beam.
- Adjustable pulse duration.
- Last treatment setting memorization.
- Covers all functions of a conventional system.
- No consumable costs.