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Is Laser Treatment Worth it for Acne and Scars?
Posted by Dr. Robert Levine

Is Laser Treatment Worth it for Acne and Scars?
Posted by Dr. Robert Levine on May 5, 2022

If you’ve struggled with acne or scars, especially on the face, it’s likely that you have explored many options for scar fading and removal. One of the most common removal solutions is laser treatment, so we’d like to explore today: is laser treatment for acne and scars worth it?

What is laser treatment?

Laser scar removal treatments are a safe way to improve and enhance your skin’s appearance. The treatment uses medical-grade lasers approved by the FDA to help clear your skin of scar tissue and damaged cells. In addition, they also activate your body’s healing processes and stimulate the growth of new cells, giving you a healthy glow.

Is laser scar removal safe?

In a word? Yes! Laser treatments are non-invasive and FDA-approved. All of the equipment we use in these procedures is specially designed for use in cosmetic procedures, and the laser technology used targets the specific scarred location with little effect on the surrounding tissue.

How does laser scar removal help me?

  • It removes damaged tissue.

    During the procedure, a board-certified dermatologist will use a laser wand that is applied to the damaged area. The wand gives off a special kind of light that encourages the layers of your skin to shed damaged cells. When your body replaces those cells, the new ones will show less of your acne scars or other scarring than it did before, improving both color and texture.

  • It penetrates blood vessels deep in your skin.

    One of the biggest problems with acne scars can be the discoloration. It can be embarrassing to have such big splotches of discoloration on your skin!  Since laser scar removal technology penetrates blood vessels deep in your skin, it can encourage healing and reduce the discoloration caused by scars.

  • It encourages your skin to produce more collagen.

    Another benefit of laser scar removal technology penetrating the deeper layers of skin is that it encourages your body to create more collagen. Collagen gives your skin a youthful glow, creating more stretch and resilience to give you a youthful look.

Is laser treatment worth it for acne and scars?

Absolutely!

Having scars – especially on your face – can be a significant source of self-consciousness. We believe that the safety and effectiveness of laser treatment therapies are worth it for anyone looking to reduce the appearance of scars.

If you’re ready to reduce the appearance of your scars, get in contact with us at our New York and New Jersey dermatologist’s offices. We’d love to hear from you, and get you on your way to great skin!

 

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