You Don’t Have to Live With Acne Scars: We Can Laser Them Away

About 50 million American adolescents, teens, and adults are affected by acne. It’s the most common skin condition in the nation, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t frustrating and embarrassing.

To complicate matters, severe acne often leaves scars behind.

All too often, scars remain where particularly bad breakouts marked your skin. These uneven, discolored blemishes on your body can impact your self-esteem. And having a scar means it’s permanent, right? Wrong.

At Ethos Medical GroupDr. Grace WuDr. Meei-Ling T. Wu, and Dr. Chien-Ko Wu, are here to help. Our team specializes in acne scar removal with PicoSure®, a technologically advanced laser system that has the power to give you the clear skin you’ve always dreamed of.

Read on to learn why acne scars occur, and how PicoSure can laser them away for good.

Why acne leaves scars

Acne forms when pores in your skin get clogged with oil, dead skin cells, and bacteria. This buildup causes inflammation and swelling in the skin, which appears as a raised pimple. The stress from inflammation can break the pore wall, called the follicle, and create lasting damage.

Small breakouts can be bothersome, but minor acne generally heals without leaving scars behind. But severe acne, like painful cystic lesions, can force the follicle walls to break and spread the infection to surrounding tissue.

When these deep breaks begin healing, your body naturally forms new collagen fibers. The new fibers are rougher and thicker than those in healthy skin, and the result is often a raised, pitted, or discolored acne scar.

Acne scars are a type of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. If you’ve experienced severe acne and now you’re living with embarrassing acne scars, it’s time to learn more about lasering them away with PicoSure.

How PicoSure erases acne scars

PicoSure is a short-pulse laser treatment that delivers powerful flashes of light. It breaks up scar tissue and pigmented lesions, while encouraging new cell growth for smoother, clearer skin.

It’s FDA-cleared to treat acne scars, fine lines and wrinkles, and even tattoos. Laser pulses with PicoSure treatment are so short that there’s very little heat generated. That means damage to surrounding skin is minimal, but the results are significant.

Laser treatment for acne scars generally feels like a rubber band snapping against your skin. It’s well-tolerated, and most treatment sessions last just 10 minutes. PicoSure acne scar treatment requires little to no downtime, with most people experiencing redness for just a few hours after each session.

In most cases, we recommend between two and five PicoSure sessions for removing acne scars, scheduled every three to four weeks. As you continue your treatment plan, you’ll notice scars disappearing from view as your body rebuilds healthy cells. Plus, the results you achieve with PicoSure acne scar removal are permanent.

Experiencing acne is enough of a burden — you shouldn’t have to live with the scars, too. Book an appointment for acne scar laser treatment online today or contact us for more information.

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