When thinking about treating permanent acne scars, most patients’ top priority is getting rid of acne scars fast. Previously treatments for acne scars, including dermal fillers and fractional CO2 lasers for acne scarring, were either not permanent or took too long to produce any improvement of acne scars. For this reason, Dr. Schweiger developed a new method of acne scar treatment, that focuses on getting rid of acne scars fast. Dr. Schweiger explains that, “I developed the F.A.S.T. method for patients who have localized acne scarring on their skin and wish to see dramatic improvement quickly. The permanent treatment for acne scars is an acronym for Focal Acne Scar Treatment. This innovative treatment allows for significant improvement and very little downtime.”
The F.A.S.T. procedure utilizes the fractional CO2 laser in a unique way. Rather than treating the entire face at a moderate treatment level, we are now able to treat localized areas of acne scarring with a more appropriate treatment level. The result is fewer days of downtime (because non-scarred skin is not treated; only the areas of scarring will be healing after the treatment) and a more dramatic improvement of acne scars. The F.A.S.T. treatment for acne scars can produce up to 70% improvement of acne scars within two weeks of the treatment. Over time, even more improvement will development. The F.A.S.T. treatment is a unique method of using the most effective laser for acne scar treatment, the fractional CO2 laser, in order to produce the best improvement of acne scars quickly and with little downtime.