The good news about acne is that it is not a permanent problem, sooner or later it does go away, but the bad news is that the breakout leaves behind a visible reminder of its existence in the form of the scars. Acne scarring is normal part of the healing process of certain types of acne. Picking at the acne repeatedly can also trigger permanent scarring.
Acne scars can significantly alter the sufferer’s appearance. In some cases, the scars and blemishes caused by acne are even darker and more prominent than the original pimples. Though acne scarring can occur anywhere on the body, they are more common and most distressing on the face.
Luckily, there are a number of treatment options available to help you fade acne scars and even remove them completely. The most effective treatment of all is Fractional CO2 laser skin resurfacing. Fractional CO2 is the latest non-invasive skin rejuvenation procedure. Since it is one of the latest laser techniques being used nowadays, it works by removing the acne affected top-most layer of skin in a fractionated method to reveal smooth and supple skin underneath, free of acne scars and blemishes.
Fractional CO2 is a clinical procedure that is generally performed with topical anesthesia; however, for the individual’s comfort and depending on his pain threshold, local anesthesia may also be given. The treatment for full face takes 50 to 60 minutes. The treatment involves fractionating a pulsating laser beam into tiny shafts of light, which are then allowed to penetrate into the deeper layers of skin. These tiny shafts of light cause tiny wounds in the areas that are being treated. During the healing process new, smoother and younger looking skin replaces the old scarred top layer. The heat produced by the high intensity laser beams also accelerates collagen production, making the skin taut.
Though Fractional CO2 laser skin resurfacing may involve a downtime of one or two weeks, it is an ideal acne scar treatment for those who wish to get maximum results with single treatment. Multiple sessions may be required to achieve desired results. Generally 5 to 6 sessions of fractional laser therapy, spaced a month apart, are enough but this may vary from person to person depending on the extent, severity and depth of the acne scars.
If you are also worried about the acne scarring on your face, back, shoulders or chest or anywhere else on the body, stop worrying. Get Fractional CO2 Laser resurfacing done and regain your youthful, smooth and clear skin free of acne scars and blemishes.