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Laser Scar Removal: The Best Way to Get Rid of Acne Scars

Updated on May 29, 2014
Facial Scars Before and After Laser Therapy
Facial Scars Before and After Laser Therapy

Scars can be ugly, and sometimes lead to inferiority complex. It is good if the scars can be hidden, or if these are located on spots that cannot easily be seen by other people. But unfortunately, there is no way you can cover the scars on the face.

Well of course, you can use make ups to make the scars less visible; but you cannot wear make up all day every day, and more so if you are a male. The fact is that, there is a way to get rid of acne scars permanently. You can say goodbye forever to the unsightly marks left by acne through laser scar removal.

Introduction to Laser Scar Removal

Laser scar removal is among the most popular procedures used today to reduce the appearance of scars. The use of laser technology makes it possible to remove the outer layer of the skin and stimulate collagen production from within, resulting in the growth of new skin tissues. There are several types of lasers used for acne scar removal: CO2, YAG, IPL or Intense Pulse Light, and Pulsed Dye. Before a laser procedure can be performed, acne treatment should be 100 percent complete. It is not practical to undergo a laser treatment if acne still recurs

Pulse Dye Laser
Pulse Dye Laser

How to Get Rid of Acne Scars Fast

Experts say that the best laser for acne scar treatment, and also the safest, is the Pulsed Dye Laser. This type of laser works by removing the scar tissue without damaging the outer layer of the skin.

Because it is non-ablative, it does not burn the surface of the skin, but promotes new collagen production to heal the scar. The procedure may cause very minimal pain, and could last for about 1 to 3 hours depending on the severity of the scars. General or local anesthesia may also be used.

What to Do After Treatment

After the treatment, the patient will be advised to wash the treated area with a mild soap daily. Antibiotics may also be taken orally to avoid infection. Medicated creams should be applied on the skin to hasten the healing process before it is covered with bandage. This should last for a few days.

However, laser treatment is not a one-time solution to scar. This may be repeated 2 to 3 more times before the desired result is achieved. Also, it can cause hyper pigmentation that is usually intensified by exposure to the sun.

Who Should Do The Procedure

Acne scars do not have to stay on for the rest of your life. Laser scar removal provides an effective means to do away with acne scars fast. However, since the procedure can be invasive, it is recommended that you choose a licensed professional that has experience with laser acne treatment.

In your quest to restore the health and beauty of your skin, all details that are crucial to your safety should be addressed beforehand. The benefits of laser for acne are maximized when you have the right person to do the job, so take time to do your research if you must


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      Kravor 5 years ago

      Useful stuff about this new laser care treatment.I want to remove my scar in my face with this treatment.very well explained about the topic..Nicely done..Thanks a lot for sharing :)


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      mreynolds4 5 years ago

      thanks for your comments.

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      Urmila 5 years ago from Rancho Cucamonga,CA, USA

      Great information about laser procedure! My teenage daughter`s acne is not going away. She is very frustrated. Voted up.!