Acne Scar Laser Treatment

How effective is Acne Scar Laser Treatment in Tackling Acne Scars?


Scars form when the skin is damaged in the dermal. This damaged skin heals itself by creating new collagen fibre. The repair of damaged tissue is what results into scars.

Acne scars may be depressed like rolling acne scars or raised acne scars which can be painful and itchy.

There are a several options available to reduce the appearance of acne scars like topical treatments, injections, surgery or lasers. However, dermatologists are also able to have a number of options available to them like raising scars, removing scars or filling scars.

The treatment to choose would depend on the following conditions:

- The type of scars

- The severity of the scars

- The skin type.

If the scar is below the skin surface fillers, like your own body fat or collagen, may be used by the injection of the filler into the scars. This reduces the depressions and the scar appearances. Although, this procedure may have immediate results, just a treatment may be insufficient and therefore its repeat procedure becomes important, because the filler is not permanent. It generally lasts for about 3-6 months.

Laser treatments can effectively reduce scar tissue. There are various types of lasers and light ranges available, depending on the amount of scarring and the skin type as mentioned earlier above.

Acne Scar Laser Treatment - Options :


- Carbon Dioxide Laser

- Er:YAG Laser

- Nd:YAG Laser

- Pulsed Dye Laser

- Diode Laser

- Radio Frequency Laser

- Alexandrite Laser

- Argon Laser

- Ruby Laser

- KTP Laser


A popular acne scar laser treatment and/or procedure for scars or facial defects is laser resurfacing. The most preferred type of laser used for acne scar resurfacing are carbon dioxide (CO2) and Er:YAG lasers or erbium:YAG.

Lasers effectively burn the outer most skin layer to a particular depth of the skin. The skin then heals over a period of time replacing the layers that was burned with new skin that continues to emerging.

Post - operative skin care is also important and plays a leading role in determining how successful the procedure is.


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