If you have ever fought that seemingly unending battle with acne, you know how challenging it can be. This is especially true for individuals who have attempted to conquer acne on their own with home remedies or over-the-counter products, only to find that their acne looks worse every time they look in the mirror. Acne can affect individuals in different ways. In addition, individuals can be affected by different types of the condition. For these reasons, it is sometimes difficult to find a solution that fits everyone. The best bet is to have the condition evaluated by a professional so the best solution can be developed for the individual. A simple laser skin resurfacing treatment may be just what is needed to minimize the appearance of acne scarring.
The basic acne that consists of blackheads and whiteheads is called comedonal acne. It develops when the pores of the skin get blocked with oil and dead skin cells. If the acne progresses to the next stage, inflammatory acne will be the result. This is when the skin under and around the pores becomes inflamed and starts to turn red. It can also begin to feel discomforting. At times, inflammatory acne can turn into cystic acne, which is the most serious of the three types. Cystic acne has a high likelihood of leading to scarring of the face, especially if treatment is not given right away. Too many people have found out too late that they were battling this type of acne.
If you have acne scars, you may be wondering if there is anything to do to remove the scars, since most scars are permanent. There is some encouraging news in that there are methods of treatment available that will enable you to say goodbye to those scars.
Laser skin resurfacing has been proven to be an effective method for removing acne scars from the skin. Lasers are highly concentrated beams of light that can be focused on specific areas of the skin. When it comes to skin treatments, there are two general types of lasers: ablative and non-ablative.
Ablative lasers are by far the more aggressive of the two types. They work by vaporizing the skin cells onto which they are focused. This destroys the outer layers of that particular section of the skin. The body’s own natural healing process then takes over. The skin that has been removed by the laser will be replaced by new skin cells that grow back. This new skin is healthier than the old and consists of normal skin cells rather than the scar tissue that the acne left behind.
Non-ablative laser treatment does not destroy the skin. Instead the heat from it is directed at the lower layers of the skin. This stimulates the production of collagen, which is a protein that gives the skin its substance. This can at times help to restore the skin to a normal appearance.
If you have acne scars that you would like to eliminate, you should make an appointment at Rejuvenate Med Spa in Oak Brook. Our medical professionals can explain the treatment options to you in more detail and help you decide which option is best for you. Contact us today to learn how laser skin resurfacing can help you regain your youthful appearance.