Acne scars can take on a variety of different shapes, sizes, and forms. Whether you have icepick, rolling, or raised scars, acne scar reduction can smooth out your skin and correct imperfections.
The ICON laser system delivers targeted pulses of intense light that penetrate to deeper layers of the skin. This triggers a natural production of new collagen and elastin, which are the building blocks of supple, healthy skin. Over time, scars begin to fill in or even out as new skin cells replace old, damaged ones.
Before an acne scar reduction session, you start with a personalized skin care assessment. This allows your provider to determine how your skin will respond to the laser, as well as how many sessions you might need for the best results.
During the actual treatment, your provider uses a small, handheld laser to gently stimulate the skin. You might feel a slight tingling sensation, but most people don’t feel pain. A typical session only lasts several minutes, depending on how large your treatment area is.
After your appointment, you can go about your normal activities. Your skin might feel slightly tender or sensitive for several hours after your treatment. A cold compress or over-the-counter pain relievers can help with any discomfort.
The ICON laser technology is a powerful and effective acne scar reduction treatment that works on a variety of skin types. Since skin cell renewal and collagen production take time, you may not notice full results until several weeks or months after your last session.
Most people benefit from at least a few sessions, depending on the depth or severity of the scarring. However, some people see noticeable results right away, including a brighter, fresher-looking complexion.
As a simple, noninvasive treatment, laser therapy for acne scars produces incredible outcomes for even the most stubborn skin. Book a consultation with Danvers Family Doctors, P.C. to talk about acne scar reduction. Use the easy, one-click scheduler to get started or call the office to speak with a friendly team member.