Having acne can cause feelings of low self-esteem and emotional stress in any person. Of course, that is no surprise as acne is unsightly and unpleasant to look at. It can make even the most beautiful of faces seem damaged and ill. One of the best solutions to treat acne and acne scars is the acne and acne scars laser treatment, which is a highly effective treatment to clear the skin and rid it from acne.
However, before treating acne scars it is important to treat any active acne first as it does not make sense to treat acne scarring if the acne is still occurring. Instead of trying over the counter prescription drugs, it is best to consult a certified dermatologist who would prescribe drugs that would work much better. They could be oral antibiotics along with topical antibiotics.
Advances in laser medicine have greatly improved the lasers ability to treat acne scars. A wide variety of lasers is used to achieve desired results. There are ablative and non-ablative lasers used to treat the skin. The ablative lasers remove the top layer of the skin, which allows the body to grow a new scar-free surface. Whereas the non-ablative lasers do not remove, the top layers and are non-destructive.
Mostly people prefer non-ablative treatments, as the risk of damage is minimal as well as the recovery time. Some commonly asked questions about laser treatment for acne and acne scars removal are the following:
Is the treatment painful?
The pain experienced is minimal. The patients find it to be tolerable and often describe it as a mild snapping of a rubber band onto the skins surface. It also depends on the patient’s threshold for pain. If the patient is very sensitive then some topical anesthetic could be applied to annul the pain.
How long is the recovery time?
The recovery time for laser treatment is minimal. It would be normal to experience some redness as well as swelling for a few days that will subside in about 4 to 5 days.
It is also important to remember that laser treatment is not performed after 6 months of having accutane as the skin becomes sensitive to damage and injury during that time.
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