Treating Acne with Fractional Laser Resurfacing
Your skin is constantly under attack. Some of the things that can affect the health and well-being of your skin include acne, overexposure to the sun, wrinkles and fine lines. Acne is an especially pervasive problem for many people, and effectively treating acne and the scars it can leave is no small task. There are a lot of topical treatments that supposedly help address these issues, but the vast majority of them provide little to no help.
Fractional laser resurfacing, on the other hand, has been clinically shown to improve the appearance of your face, leaving you with healthier and younger looking skin. Laser skin resurfacing, also sometimes referred to as a laser peel, is a precise, carefully tailored procedure designed to methodically peel away damaged skin. This entire procedure is done using a laser beam.
In the hands of a trained professional, this procedure not only removes fine lines around your eyes or your mouth, but it is also useful for treating acne scars, age spots and discoloration caused by sun damage.
During the procedure, a very thin, carefully controlled laser light beam is directed towards a part of the skin. The laser penetrates deep into your skin. This encourages your body to produce collagen and elastin. Both of these compounds are key to giving you smooth, healthy looking skin.
A laser resurfacing treatment can be performed on its own, or it can be combined with other treatments to further enhance your results. These treatments can be applied instantly after the laser treatment is done. During your consultation, you can ask Dr. Leeman about other treatments that can be used in combination with fractional laser resurfacing.
Fractional laser resurfacing comes with many benefits. For one, it is a quick process. In general, the entire face can be treated in 20-30 minutes. This means you can easily fit a treatment session into your daily routine. In addition, depending on the skin issues you would like to address, you will likely see noticeable, satisfying results after a single session.
Patients also enjoy that the fractional laser resurfacing provided at our office is safer than traditional laser resurfacing, especially since the process does not require sedation. Instead, you will only receive a topical anaesthetic beforehand to minimize any discomfort. The process is also far less invasive than traditional laser resurfacing, which lets you get back to your life much more quickly.
The results you receive from this procedure are intended to last a long time. Of course, the extent of repair your skin experiences and the length of the result is going to vary depending on how careful you are with sun exposure. The better you take care of your skin in the weeks after treatment, the more dramatic your results will be and the longer they will last.
Laser skin resurfacing is a powerful tool that can revolutionize your appearance. It can revitalize your skin, giving you the young healthy appearance you’ve always wanted. If treating acne and its scars has proved to be a long-term struggle for you, fractional laser resurfacing provides an easy and effective solution. The office of Daniel J. Leeman, MD provides this FDA-approved treatment among our many patient-centered services. If you are interested in treating acne scars and revitalizing your skin with fractional laser resurfacing, schedule a consultation with our office in Austin today.