Laser Treatment for Acne Scars in Raleigh NC
Laser Acne Treatment is an important step for most patients who have been diagnosed with acne and have already begun a regimen of Acne Treatments. The Smoothbeam laser produces an intense, but gentle burst of light that selectively alters the sebaceous glands that are the cause of acne without damaging the surrounding tissue.
There are four types of acne scars. Most people have multiple types of acne scars. Picking at acne lesions can cause more scarring than the acne itself. Avoid picking at all costs.
Ice Pick – Ice pick scars are considered to be a normal type of acne scarring. This type of scarring is characterized by deep pits that are usually less than 2 mm across. They extend into the skin, giving the surface appearance of having been punctured by an ice pick.
Boxcar – Boxcar scars are also considered to be a normal type of scarring. They are angular scars with sharp vertical edges, and resemble Chicken Pox scars. Boxcar scars are often found on the cheeks or temples and may be shallow or deep.
Rolling – Rolling scars are usually caused by damage under the surface of the skin, and will often cause the outer skin surface to look wave-like. Rolling scars often appear wide and shallow.
Hypertrophic – Hypertrophic scars are raised and lumpy. They’re commonly on the back and chest, but can also appear on the neck and face. They are often the result of more severe active lesions, such as cysts and nodules.
Acne Scar Correction
Wake Health Medical Group Raleigh NC specializes in the treatment of acne including acne blemishes, blackheads, pimples, and cystic lesions. Every patient will need a customize treatment to address their individual skin needs. For the embarrassing pitted scaring and discolorations often left once active acne is under control we offer:
Smoothbeam® Resurfacing which is specifically designed to target the root cause of acne; the sebaceous gland. It provides the perfect balance of controlled cooling of the epidermis with precise heating of the upper dermis.
Pixel™ Fractal Resurfacing designed for the modern individual who would like to benefit from resurfacing without giving up too much precious time for post-treatment recovery. The laser is passed over the treatment area to resurface deep and fine wrinkles, reduce hyper-pigmentation, large pores, and acne scarring. It involves no surgical cutting or severe down time. Pixel Laser skin resurfacing is a quick and effective procedure that leaves patients with smoother, younger looking skin. With a series of five or more treatments this procedure can produce incredible results discreetly. Treatments are available for the face (including the eye lids), chest, neck, back, hands, and scars.
If you are seriously considering treatment for acne scar correction, our qualified skin care specialists are standing by waiting to assist you. Call us at (919) 554-6754 to schedule an appointment or use our online appointment scheduler.
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