At The Rejuventation Clinic we offer Fraxel® laser therapy to treat a variety of skin conditions and one of the most successful treatments we offer is for acne scarring.
Scars are depressions or indentations in the skin that occur after a medical condition such as acne or after a surgical incision. Especially when they’re on the face or other visible areas, scars can carry the stigma of adolescent acne long after the acne is gone, or they can serve as unpleasant reminders of a past surgery.
Acne scars can occur as the skin heals from pimples, whiteheads and blackheads that form when oil, bacteria and dead cells get stuck below the skin’s surface. Acne scars are typically indented marks or raised, red areas that sometimes give the skin a wavy appearance. Surgical scars, meanwhile, form naturally as skin heals from an incision.
Acne scars can leave many with very low self esteem and lack of confidence and an inner reluctance to go out and face the world each day. At The Skin Rejuvenation Clinic, Dr. Luca Russo believes that everyone deserves to have the best skin possible and provides this high tech, laser treatment in order that his patients regain a smooth and youthful complexion in order to regain their confidence and self esteem.
To understand how Fraxel® works a basic understanding of skin structure is required. Skin consists of 3 layers, the epidermis (uppermost layer), the dermis (mid-layer) and the subcutis (lower fat layer). Fractional laser treatment works by targeting both the epidermis and dermis. It does this by delivering a laser beam that is divided into thousands of tiny but deep columns of treatment into the skin. These are called microthermal treatment zones (MTZs). Within each MTZ old epidermal pigmented cells are expelled and penetration of collagen in the dermis causes a reaction that leads to collagen remodeling and new collagen formation. By using MTZs, the laser targets and treats intensively within the zone whilst surrounding healthy tissue remain intact and unaffected and helps heal the wound. This fractional treatment results in a faster healing process than if all tissue in the treatment is affected.
Treatment of acne scarring with Fraxel® laser therapy for face and body can be discussed upon consultation with Dr. Russo and during this time, he will answer any questions you have regarding the treatment time, costs and whether this treatment is indeed, the right course of action to take for your needs. It is important that in this session, you disclose any medical conditions, medication that you are taking and any concerns that you may have so that Dr. Russo and you can make an informed decision on whether Fraxel® will be right for you.