5 Types Of Laser Treatments For Acne Scars And Their Benefits

Date :05-Jun-2017


What is Acne?

Acne scar our beauty permanently. Acne is a common problem suffered by many people mostly in their teenage and early adult life. Marked by pus-filled pimples on the face that arise due to over active oil glands under the skin. The excessive oil results in blocked pores and bacterial growth causing acne.

Laser Treatments For Acne Scars And Their Benefits:

Types of Acne:

Acne can be mild, moderate or severe. Mild and moderate acne doesn’t require medical treatment and can be treated with acne creams, ointments and home remedies.

Severe acne requires medical treatment by specialized dermatologists and can save the patients from developing acne scars that stay for life.
It is seen that the scars are more prominent with patients who do not take professional treatment for acne scar, scratch and burst their acne and don’t follow hygienic practices to reduce the acne on their faces. Also, the acne scars tend to become dark and prominent with age resulting from the loss of skin’s elasticity.

Scars can affect the beauty of the person resulting in decreased self-confidence, social anxiety and reduced quality of life.

Treatment for Acne Scars:

There are many professional treatments for reducing and treating the scars and enjoying a flawless skin again.

All acne scar removal treatments aim at erasing and levelling the scar edges by different techniques to level the skin surface and remove scars, which are nothing but the depressed skin areas where a shadow is formed.

Laser treatment for Acne Stars:

Laser treatment for scar removal is one of the best and most effective methods of scar reduction.

The treatment requires only half an hour of sitting during which the laser is focused deep in the skin to remove the scars from inside out. It’s only temporary side effects like redness or irritation go away to show a scar free skin again.

During the treatment, short pulses of micro fine laser are targeted to reach deep into the skin’s sub-layers, removing scars and old damaged skin to support a building of new tissue, collagen and elastin. The new skin tissue matches the surrounding skin to remove visible scars and pigmentation.

Laser acne treatment is quick, non-invasive with little or no downtime and excellent scar removal outcomes.

Types Of Laser Treatments For Acne Scars:

There are many types of laser treatment options which are suited for different patients. The skin doctor on assessing the scars and their intensity and location decides the best treatment option for the patient. One doesn’t need to undergo local anesthesia for getting a laser treatment. It’s a painless procedure.

Frazel Laser:

Frazel laser heats the column of tissue with laser energy instead of vaporizing it. This, in turn, encourages new collagen production in the skin.

Carbon Dioxide Lasers:

Considered to be better than Frazel laser treatment, Carbon Dioxide lasers emit a short burst of extremely high energy rays capable of vaporising the entire scarred tissue layer by layer.

However, this treatment recommended for patients that meet certain criteria.

The patients recover within three to ten days after the procedure.

Fractional Laser Treatment:

Fractional Laser treatment is considered the best by many dermatologists as it stimulates faster healing of the skin tissue and collagen production. This is achieved by partly treating a portion of skin with laser and sparing the rest of the skin.


Pixel is a new technology with the benefit of easily controlling the intensity and depth of penetration using small pin sized laser points.

Active Fx and Deep Fx:

Active Fx and Deep Fx are two techniques that target the superficial skin layer. The Deep Fx targets the deeper skin.

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Authored By Dr Vivekananda Bhat -cosmetic surgeon, Bangalore

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