laser acne scar removal

Laser Acne Scar Removal

Nikki Butler

Nikki Butler

Laser Acne Scar Removal

Laser Acne Scar removal is one of the most popular and effective acne scar treatments available today. 

Wouldn’t it be lovely to have gorgeous, glowing skin that you makes you feel confident? Well you can! 

Acne scars can be treated with two different types of laser. Both IPL (intense pulsed light) and fractional laser can make a huge difference.  As I work with the Lynton 3Juve laser, I’m able to provide a completely bespoke treatment plan for you, as the 3Juve has both of these layers, plus a radio frequency laser, to collagen boosting antiaging treatments. 

I’d recommend booking a consultation, so that I can assess your skin and we can discuss a suitable course of treatment for you. You will also need to be patch tested with the laser before we can start you on  course of treatment. 

How does Laser work as an acne scar removal treatment?

I use the Lynton 3 Juve machine for laser acne scar removal, which is a specialist skincare laser system that is designed to target almost all common skin concerns. If you’d like to read more about it, you can click HERE. It is a highly effective and safe system, with Lynton being the most respected laser providers in the industry, supplying into the NHS and private clinics. 

Firstly, lets have a look at the IPL laser. With IPL, precisely controlled short pulses of light are released that target the area,  to create a more youthful, even complexion. In addition, this light results in the stimulation of the fibroblast cells, leading to increased production of new collagen and elastin. This improves the texture of the skin, evening out lumps and bumps whilst reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles.  

The IPL laser pulses through the skin’s surface and targets the underlying tissue in the target area. The laser causes the pigment to break down into smaller particles, before rising up to the surface of the skin, where it will flake away as part of the body’s natural healing process. 

The fractional laser is very effective at resurfacing your skin and improving pitted scarring. Minute sections of the skin are targeted with laser light, which penetrates into the tissue, causing small columns of thermal damage which in turn stimulates significant collagen renewal. The surrounding non-affected areas of skin aid the body’s natural recovery
process, allowing dramatic results without
significant downtime.

The type of acne scarring you have will determine which laser is required, for your optimum results. In some cases, treatment with both lasers will be necessary. Please book a consultation so that I can assess you skin and we can discuss the best course of treatment for you. 

Are results permanent?

Results from laser acne scar removal treatment are permanent. You’ll need to have a course of treatment, and the number of treatments you will need will depend on the area to be treated and your skin type. Everyone’s skin is different, so I can’t be exact on the number of treatments you’ll need. 

Whilst the laser treatment does provide permanent results in the area you’ve had treated, it won’t prevent further damage from occurring.  Please don’t worry, we will discuss a long term plan to ensure that we minimise further outbreaks in the future. 

Is it painful?

I get asked whether laser acne scar removal treatment is painful a lot! It’s hard to answer, because we all have different versions of what is painful. I would say that there is some mild discomfort, but not pain – and I say that as a total whimp! 

What happens after my acne scar laser treatment?

With IPL, the area we have treated will look red afterwards, but this tends to go within a few hours.

With fractional laers, the area will be red the first 2-3 days, with the appearance of mild to moderate sunburn. As your skin is healing, you may find you have a bronzed glow for 3-10 days.  You may experience some minor flaking in the area, as it heals. 

How many sessions will I need and how much will it cost?

The number of sessions varies, but typically you’ll need 3 -4 sessions spaced approximately 4 weeks apart.   The cost of each treatment will depend on the size of the area to be treated. Prices start at £75.00 for a single small area.

You’ll need to book a consultation, as a patch test is required. 

Acne Scar Treatment - Long Term

Whilst the results of laser acne removal treatment is permanent, it doesn’t protect against further damage occurring. 

It’s important that you use products that repair and strengthen your skins natural barrier defence, this will ensure your skin is in optimum health. There are also treatments and products available, to help you minimise further outbreaks. preventing further damage. If you’d like to discuss suitable skin care products then please let me know, I have some incredible brands in my clinic that can help you. 

Are you ready to take the next steps?

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