Learn About Laser Resurfacing for Acne Scars

As if enduring the confidence-draining effects of acne isn't hard enough, many acne sufferers are left with scarring, leaving them feeling as though the dream of smooth, healthy-looking skin will never be a reality for them.

Laser Resurfacing
Laser resurfacing's newer technologies give your doctor more control, making treatment more precise. It works by sending short, concentrated beams of pulsing light into areas of irregular skin, removing damaged skin a layer at a time. Laser resurfacing is very precise and targets only those areas with irregularities, such as acne scarring, thus avoiding some of the problems associated with laser acne scar removal. Once the damaged skin is removed, healing begins, and the new skin that forms is smoother.

The Lumenis ReSurfx and Acupulse are the most advanced lasers in the world and the two lasers we use at Essence MediSpa.

Who's a Good Candidate?
Those with shallow acne scarring are the best candidates for the procedure; those with deep scars won't see as dramatic an improvement. Most patients experience up to 80% improvement in the appearance of their acne scars over the course of about 18 months. This may seem like a long time to wait for those expecting instant results, but considering the prospect of living with scarring for a lifetime puts the wait into better perspective.

Cost
The cost of laser resurfacing varies with geographic location, the expertise of the doctor performing the procedure, and the type of laser used. Health insurance does not typically cover the laser resurfacing since it's considered a cosmetic procedure. Cost of treatment may be anywhere from just over $1000 to a little over $2000.

Significantly reducing the appearance of acne scars is what we do. Call us today.

 

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