Laser for Acne Scarring

RejuvaDERM offers the most effective treatments for acne scarring. Acne scarring is a medical condition and as such, should be treated by a qualified Dermatologist, physician or technician. Be wary as not all treatments for acne and acne scarring are the same. One of the most effective laser, proven to work for acne scarring, is the fractionated CO2 resurfacing laser.

Acne is a very common condition and unfortunately, the residual scars from acne can have a high psychological impact and lifelong consequences for many patients in terms of confidence and self-esteem. Once the acne has been treated, the laser can be safely used to help improve the look of acne scars. We will review with you the various medical treatments (such as steroid injections for thicker acne scars (known as keloids)), cosmetic treatments (such as microneedling, radiofrequency microneedling, soft tissue fillers for depressed acne scars), and laser treatments for acne scaring to customize a safe and effective treatment plan that meets your personal goals, lifestyle, and budget.

HOW DOES THE CO2 LASER WORK?

The CO2 laser penetrates into the upper layer of the dermis, the supporting layer of skin which contains most of its collagen. CO2 lasers target water in these tissues, resulting in tissue ablation inside the ‘dot’; this is similar to removing the first few layers of skin to allow for the new skin to fill in the scars. Each ‘dot’ is surrounded by a zone of thermal tissue damage formed by the laser. This thermal damage is responsible for the superior results seen with CO2 lasers.

HOW EFFECTIVE IS THIS LASER FOR ACNE SCARRING?

Each individual’s results will vary depending upon the acne scars, but on average the CO2 lasers improves acne scarring by 50-60%.

HOW MANY LASER TREATMENTS ARE NEEDED?

This will depend upon the type of acne scars present and their severity. Improvement will be seen after one laser treatment; some patients will require several treatments to see significant improvement. Our skin care experts will review with you how many treatments may be needed to achieve the expected results.

HOW PAINFUL IS THE TREATMENT?

Treatment is minimally uncomfortable. The use of numbing creams, local anesthetic injections, and other pain reducing treatments help minimize discomfort.

HOW LONG AFTER ACCUTANE/EPURIS/CLARUS SHOULD I WAIT BEFORE LASER TREATMENT?

It is recommended patients wait a minimum of 6-12 months after the Accutane/Epuris/Clarus course is finished.

WHY IS THIS LASER NOT AVAILABLE IN SPAS OR OTHER LASER CLINICS ?

For patient safety, this laser can only be performed by specialized medical doctors, nurses and technicians.

HOW MUCH DOES LASER FOR ACNE SCARRING COST?

The cost depends upon the size of the treatment area.

To book your FREE consultation regarding treatments for acne scarring, call or text to book with our skin care experts:

Grande Prairie location: (780) 533-7546

Edmonton location: (780) 665-4646

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