The scars that acne often leaves behind can plague you into your adult years. Luckily, now treating acne scars has never been easier or more effective than ever before. Newly FDA approved fractional non-ablative skin resurfacing laser from Palomar Medical Technologies softens the depth of pitted acne scars and lightens post inflammatory hyper-pigmentation associated with former acne breakouts. If you used to suffer from chronic acne and now have your acne under control you may have noticed that your skin is compromised. “Ice pick” type scars now lay in place of where you used to have cystic acne and dark marks may accompany them.
“Being an acne suffer was tough when I was a teen, it wasn’t until my early 20′s that I finally made the decision to try Accutane to cure my acne. Luckily for me I had great success with Accutane, my cystic acne, blackhead and nodules all cleared up very quickly and have now been gone for over 10 years. However, just because the acne was cured didn’t mean that my self confidence was. I was left with cheeks full of pitted acne scars and pigment changes and my chin looked to me wrinkled beyond my age. Yes I was super happy that my acne was gone, but then it just seamed like I would never have my youthful soft smooth skin again. I tried many different facial treatments such as microdermabrasion, facials and chemical peels all of which did help my skin but I still felt like I was looking for that WOW factor. It wasn’t until I found Tiffany at Denver Laser Solutions who suggested to me a new FDA approved laser treatment that would repair my scars from the inside out. I did a series of 6 low down time 1540 laser procedures with Tiffany and one year later my before and after pictures looked awesome! Even though my acne scars will never be completely gone, I now feel that they are not the first thing that people see when they look at my face. Instead of caked on foundation I now use a light dusting of mineral makeup on a daily bases and no one can even tell I suffered from acne or those unsightly scars!” -HR
Fractionated 1540 laser treatments deliver the best result for the improvement of acne scars once your acne is under control and you are no longer breaking out. Accutane is a great option for most people suffering from severe nodular or cystic acne. Accutane works by reducing oil production in skin glands, decreasing the buildup of cells that can clog pores and reducing skin inflammation. Although you may notice instant results, a 6 month treatment course of Accutane is necessary to deliver long term benefits. Accutane is not always necessary but is an option to discuss with your doctor if nothing else has worked for you in the past.
To learn more about how non-ablative skin resurfacing works to treat acne scars call Denver Laser Solutions at 303-807-4333 or 866-563-4007.