Laser Therapy for Acne Scar Treatment


Acne develop as a result of clogged skin pores -disabling the skin from breathing-, high amounts of fats in the body or an accumulation of germs in the skin. Acne, like other skin conditions, are annoying because of the scarring they cause-;which why most people use everything they can think of to cure them. Products used include: glycolic acid (mostly found in green beans extract and is said to increase growth of new, healthier skin), salicylic acid (used alone or with benzoyl peroxide to dry the skin), toothpaste, lemon/ vinegar, beauty soaps/ creams and antibiotics among others. Laser acne scar treatment is so far one of the most effective and here are some facts you need to know before going for laser treatment to treat your acne:

  •  What laser treatment is
  • How it works
  • What you need to look for when looking for a provider of the laser treatment
  • Your skin type and extent of your acne (for this you will have to consult a dermatologist)

What is laser treatment?

Laser treatment is the use of laser beams to vaporize or treat (by concentrating them on) any or some part of the body. It has been widely applied in the treatment of: eyes, arteries/veins, feet etc. Tumours, excessive hair, fats and marks/scars are some of the things that may be treated/ eliminated through the use of laser beams. Since there’s no physical contact- of instruments on the body part being treated-, there is minimal risk of infection.

How does laser treatment work or treat?

Laser acne scar treatment involves the application/ concentration of laser beams on the skin surface where the scars are. While skin scrubs, antibiotics, beauty soaps/creams, salicylic acid (for drying the skin), etc are aimed at making the skin inhabitable for bacteria (those that cause pimples and acne, hence leaving scars), they are, at times, counterfeited by the reaction of some bacteria (especially the P-bacteria which resides on the skin)- causing more acne or other skin conditions such as dryness and peeling-. Laser treatment, however, is aimed at removing the damaged skin and stimulating the growth of new healthier skin.

During laser treatment, a highly controlled medical device (similar to a skin derma roller- but using laser beams instead of pins-) is passed over the scarred skin to perforate it and stimulate the production of collagen: hence growth of new skin. Unlike the derma-roller and or other physical surgical instruments such as surgical scalpels, tweezers etc, only the beams penetrate the skin; reducing chances of infection. The intensity of laser treatment applied depends on the seriousness of one’s condition and the doctor might recommend further medication to further stimulate collagen production – hence new skin- or medication to infection on the treated parts. The regeneration of skin usually takes a few days, but the whole healing process might be dependent on the depth of the abrasion inflicted.

What you need to look for in a provider?

  • Their knowledge/ expertise in the use of the laser technology
  • Their knowledge of skin types, skin conditions and skin natural working mechanism of the human skin
  • Their authenticity (registered as a specialist)
  • The cleanliness of their office


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