When suffering from acne scarring, patients must undergo some form of dermatological treatment in order to get rid of them; if left untreated acne scars can be permanent. New York based dermatologist Dr. Eric Schweiger, founder of Clear Clinic, explains that laser treatment is often the optimal solution. “The best lasers for addressing acne xscarring are Fractional CO2 lasers and the Fraxel laser. Both represent fractional resurfacing lasers—these actually boost collagen production within the skin to help smooth out the appearance of acne scars.”
The Fractional CO2 laser is an ablative resurfacing laser. Essentially, during this treatment, there are tiny holes poked into the skin’s surface. This in turn serves to stimulate collagen production. Boosted collagen helps fill in the scars and smooth out the overall appearance of the skin. With this type of treatment, NYC patients usually only have to come once—there is approximately five days of healing following this procedure.
The Fraxel laser is a non-ablative resurfacing laser. Energy is sent into the skin but without disrupting the surface. Unlike the Fractional CO2 laser, this one will only require 2-3 days of downtime. However, repeated treatments (4-5) are usually needed to get maximum results.
With either laser treatment you will see a noticeable improvement in the appearance of acne scars. Visit our New York office and we will consult with you to see which would be best for your situation.
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