Acne scars are frustrating for many patients. Even the most mild acne can lead to the development of permanent acne scars. Luckily, there are effective treatments available to improve the appearance of acne scars. Fractional resurfacing lasers, such as the Fraxel laser, poke microscopic holes in the skin to stimulate the production of healthy collagen. The healthy collagen smoothes out the skins surface to improve the appearance of acne scars by 50-70%!
Dr. Schweiger explains that, “The Fraxel Laser treatment for acne scarring is effective, while having only a few days of downtime. Patients experience mild redness and swelling after the treatment, similar to a bad sunburn, but this improves after 2-3 days. Many patients schedule their Fraxel Laser treatments on Friday and return to work on Monday.” Most patients with acne scarring require 4 Fraxel treatments, spaced approximately 1 month apart.