I would like to now if getting a set of chemical peels will help reduce the look of pock marks. I was looking into getting laser surgery. I heard that it is really good in reducing the look of the pock marks, but i'm kind of scared. Help. Thanks I hope to hear from you soon.
Acne scars or pock marks is a very common effect of acne. The earlier the treatment appropriate for the severity of the scars, the better chances that scar formation will be mild. Delaying acne therapy by more than 3 years likely increases the risk of more significant acne scarring.
Laser Treatments do not cure or remove all acne marks and blemishing but it improves the skin condition.The application of a topical anesthetic an hour before the procedure makes side effects such as stinging tolerable. The procedure takes about an hour and usually there are 3 sessions monthly are performed. There are 2 major categories of laser used in acne scar therapy. They are the resurfacing or ablative lasers and the non-ablative lasers. Ablative lasers literally remove the outer layers of the skin, burning away scar tissue and stimulating the dermal collagen to tighten, reducing the amount of scar visibility. The ultrapulsed carbon dioxide laser and erbium YAG laser are most frequently used in laser resurfacing. Because the skin is injured and tissue exposed as an effect wound care and infection prevention is important. Non-ablative lasers, on the other hand, trigger changes within the dermis without injuring the epidermis. Smoothbeam targets and heats the sebaceous gland, helping reduce sebum and acne formation.
Another option is the yellow pulse dye laser. The yellow light laser also helps treat keloidal scars, flattening and reducing redness as well as helping control itching of the raised scar.
Aside from laser treatment, filler substances, fat transplantation, punch excision, subcision, dermabrasion, microdermabrasion, chemical peel or laser resurfacing. It would be best to discuss which treatment option is best for you with your dermatologist.
Take care and keep us posted.
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