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Laser Acne Scar Removal and Treatment with Nlite: Your Skin Before and After

Updated on August 24, 2012

Laser Acne Scar Removal is Here...

Acne scar treatments have been around for many years. In the past, the standard treatment for treating acne and acne scars was dose after dose of antibiotics coupled with application after application of benzoyl peroxide creams. The side effects, however, were less than welcome: ultra-sensitivity to sunlight and dry, flaking, and unsightly skin. Yuck!

That was then. This is now. For those suffering from the ugly effects of other acne scar treatments, there is a viable, encouraging option: Nlite laser treatment. Laser acne scar removal? Yes. Nlite laser technology is just one of the latest innovations in the medical field utilizing lasers.

Laser technology, without debate, is one of the most substantial medical breakthroughs in recent years; being used in the treatment of various medical conditions including: cataracts, various other myopic (poor vision) conditions, BPH (an enlarged prostate), and a host of others; most of which required a far-more-invasive method of treatment before lasers. And now, laser acne scar removal, is added to the list.

Nlite laser treatment is a recent technology (introduced in 2003) for the treatment of acne scars. Nlite laser treatment is clearly (no pun intended) one of the most promising methods of acne scar removal being used today. Why? Because Nlite laser treatment attacks the problem of acne scarring at the tissue level as opposed to the superficial level. In other words, Nlite laser treatment destroys the root of the acne problem, the bacteria, below the skin subsequently promoting healthy collagen growth; which is the key behind this revolutionary acne solution.

Collagen is the building block of skin and by promoting new growth in areas of acne scarring, will eventually fill in these areas thereby reducing acne scar effects. Nlite laser treatment is relatively painless, takes 30 minutes or less per treatment, and carries with it none of the side effects associated with other types of acne scar abatement: namely mechanical and chemical dermabrasion; which are always painful; leave patients with unsightly bandages; and take many weeks to completely heal. Nlite laser treatment, on the other hand, is clean, pain-free, and patients leave their treatments ready to face the day without shame.

Ready to learn more?

NLite Laser Benefits:

  • Visible results within three to six months
  • Removal of 50% of recurring acne breakouts after treatment
  • Virtually pain free
  • No reddening of the treated skin
  • Rapid healing
  • Non-invasive, targeting only underlying tissue
  • Performed WITHOUT any type of anesthesia
  • Non-oblative, meaning that no surface skin wounding is inflicted
  • No sensitivity to sunlight after treatment
  • You can wear skin moisturizers and makeup IMMEDIATELY after the treatment


The additional stimulation of collagen, over time, gradually fills in the "gaps" reducing the effects of wrinkling and acne scarring
The additional stimulation of collagen, over time, gradually fills in the "gaps" reducing the effects of wrinkling and acne scarring
An Nlite laser treatment being performed
An Nlite laser treatment being performed

Nlite Laser Treatment FAQs:


How is Nlite laser treatment performed?

The Nlite laser is a yellow (low-powered) laser that is rapidly pulsed over affected skin areas at a high intensity rate. Since the application is done in this manner, the treatments are much shorter with greater long-term results.

How many treatments are needed?

Two Nlite laser treatments are recommended over the first 60 days of treatment—each one 30 days apart. After 90 days, the collagen production from those treatments peak and with them, the quality of the effect. It's then up to you whether or not to continue the process depending on your satisfaction.

Can the Nlite laser be used for other skin blemishes?

Yes. The basic premise behind Nlite laser acne scar removal, rejuvenating collagen production, has proved successful in reducing the appearance of age-related wrinkling as well.

What is the cost of Nlite laser treatment?

Since the technology is relatively new; is considered principally a cosmetic procedure; and is not covered by most insurance providers; the cost is relatively high. The results, however, for those living with embarrassing acne scarring, are worth it. Make sure Nlite laser treatment is for you before seeking a qualified technician.

What are the criteria for Nlite laser treatment?

This is a question you need to ask your dermatologist since both age and the severity of acne scarring or wrinkles play a role in how well Nlite laser treatment will work for you.

Nlite Laser Results:

Laser Acne Scar Removal... Is it for You?

A few months after your intial Nlite laser treatments, you should expect improvement in the appearance of your acne scars or age-related wrinkles.

Of course, laser acne scar removal is not for everyone. You should first consult with your dermatologist to see if you are a candidate for Nlite. If so, then you need to weigh the cost vs. the benefits. In any case, Nlite laser technology for the partial abatement of acne scars and wrinkles is a viable treatment option worth looking into.

Is Nlite laser treatment for you?


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    • Rob Jundt profile imageAUTHOR

      Rob Jundt 

      6 years ago from Midwest USA

      Since i am not a medical professional I cannot give a completely educated reason. My guess, though, is that everyone reacts differently to certain treatments. Consult your dermatologist and together arrive upon a path to go. Sorry I could not be of more assistance.

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      6 years ago


      I have done 2 sessions of Nlite treatment and Glycolic peal for my acne But its seems that I am getting more breakous and everyday I am getting more acne, why?? ;(

    • Rob Jundt profile imageAUTHOR

      Rob Jundt 

      7 years ago from Midwest USA

      Scar cream removing: Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a kind comment. With the advancements being made throughout the medical fields, I'm confident that many other breakthrough remedies and treatments are just around the corner. Have a great day!


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      Scar Cream Removing 

      7 years ago

      Excellent hub. Very informative...keep em up!

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      Liz London 

      8 years ago

      I just has Nlite done 2 days ago and 3 huge spots have gone down and my skin feels much better.

      I can't wait for the next session.

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      remove acne scars expert 

      8 years ago

      I really like this article... I would be very interested to see how this actually works in real life as i've yet to see it live. Would love to see a follow up article on this.

    • Rob Jundt profile imageAUTHOR

      Rob Jundt 

      9 years ago from Midwest USA

      Thanks Angela!

      In my current area of study (physical therapy) the integumentary system (AKA our skin) is one of the primary systems of focus. PTs encounter various types of skin and wound healing and our introduction to lasers was in short, fascinating. Although not a primary means of treatment in physical therapy, lasers are revolutionary to say the least. I feel the medical community has just scratched the surface of their potential. Thanks for reading! Let me know how your friend's treatment works!

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      Angela Blair 

      9 years ago from Central Texas

      Thanks for this Hub, Rob. I've forwarded it to a friend who has intense acne scarring not only from the acne but from unsuccessful past treatments. This may be her answer.


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