A skin resurfacing treatment using either a non-ablative laser, which smooths out the skin while promoting collagen production, or an ablative laser which blasts the scar, allowing newer and softer skin to appear in its place. Laser Acne Scar Removal at the Michigan Skin and Vein Center uses the Active FX (CO2 Laser Resurfacing and Fractional CO2 Laser resurfacing).
After applying an anesthetic cream to the face (the patient can also be given a mild sedative to help them relax during the procedure) a laser is then used to take out the damaged layer of skin, vaporizing the scars. The underneath layer of skin will have improved tone and even fine lines and wrinkles will have been smoothed out. Healthy tissue is not affected by the lasers.
There are a few risks involved, including burning of the skin or changes in pigmentation. Patients also risk developing a bacterial infection as well, but when performed by an experienced physician practicing cosmetic dermatology in Michigan (or wherever you happen to undergo this treatment), this procedure is generally risk free.
If you actively have acne or have very dark skin, you will not be considered a good candidate for laser removal.
Immediately after the acne scar treatment surgery, it may feel as if you are sunburned, and there may be some swelling involved. We will provide products that will cool the skin, as well as directions on how to care for your face during recovery. Ice packs will be recommended as well.
While you can resume normal activities almost immediately, recovery time can last as little as a week or as long as a few weeks; it all depends on how intensive the treatment is. The skin on your face can stay pink for a few months. It is recommended that you stay out of the sun as much as possible during recovery time.
While all scarring may not disappear, your face will feel softer and look younger after treatment by Dr. Seiger at The Skin & Vein Center. There’s no need to feel ashamed or embarrassed by the appearance of acne scars, give The Skin & Vein Center a call today and discover what we can do for you! Trust us; when it comes to cosmetic dermatology and acne scar removal in Michigan, you’re in the right place. Contact us today for more info!