Acne sometimes feels like a double punishment - first you have to deal with acne pimples and then with the scars that they leave behind. Laser for acne and scars seems to be an ideal solution.
Acne is a skin problem that is usually caused during the teenage years due to hormonal changes among other factors. It may leave behind scars of the pimples, which are visible in the form of damaged skin, dark spots, reddish patches and zits.
Laser acne scar removal has been a successful procedure in the recent times to tackle the problem of acne scars. In this process, the upper layer of the skin is burnt with the emission of laser rays. When the new skin comes up then the scars are either fully eliminated or they simply fade away.
Different kinds of laser rays are used for different kinds of acne. Usually, carbon dioxide laser rays are used and they are generally found to be suitable for a majority of the skin types. Laser acne scar removal works the best on the scars that are not too deep. 80% of such scars usually get eliminated after 4-6 sittings of the laser treatment.
However, it is important to understand that the acne scar treatment is not an instant solution. At least 2 weeks are required to ensure that the reddishness caused due to laser rays is completely gone. Some people may experience temporary change in their skin colour too. It takes at least 18 months to experience optimum results of this treatment.
The good news is that the treatment does not leave any severe impact on the skin in most of the cases. There is no news so far about it causing any kind of infection or anything. Deep scars on the skin can also be treated either during or after the laser treatment. Very rarely some cases of permanent skin discolouration has been reported. But, it is very rare! Usually, the treated skin changes its colour but only for a little while. This also gets rectified over a period of time.
Laser treatment for acne scars is extremely effective and safe. In the rarest of rare cases if the treatment does not work well, then also there are no adverse effects of the treatment that are left behind.