According to a study in the new August issue of Lasers in Surgery and Medicine, moderate to severe acne scars saw major improvement after being treated with a Fractional Carbon Dioxide Laser Resurfacing Treatment. In the study, which was conducted at the Aarhus University Hospital in Denmark, a group of 13 people with atrophic (loss of tissue) acne scars participated in this single blinded study. The participants were randomly chosen for three monthly ablative fractional CO2 laser treatments or no treatments at all.
The group that received the fractional CO2 laser treatments showed significant improvement in their skin as opposed to the group who did not receive any treatment. Patients who received the treatment were satisfied with the results and rated their acne scar texture to be mildly or moderately improved. “In conclusion, in this controlled trial we demonstrated that moderate-to-severe atrophic acne scars can be safely improved by ablative fractional CO2 laser resurfacing,” the authors of the study wrote. “The use of higher energy levels might have improved the results and possibly also induced significant adverse effects.”
This study proves that time will not heal your acne scars. You must seek a laser treatment to successfully get rid of your acne scars. At Clear Clinic, the CO2 Laser has been one of our preferred methods of treating and getting rid of acne scars. This study only solidifies the positive results our patients experience after treatments. When acne scars are removed and treated, the skin becomes flawless and beautiful.