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Last Updated on November 17, 2020 by Dr Sanusi Umar MD
Santa Monica Patient Follows Up with Fraxel Dual Laser Treatment for Acne Scars: This Santa Monica, Los Angeles patient was concerned about significant acne and the resulting scars. Dr. U’s acne treatment began with a combination of Spectra laser and medication for existing inflammation in the sebaceous glands using a combination of Spectra laser therapy and medication. A month later, the patient was ready to begin the second phase of treatment with Dr. U, in which the Fraxel Dual is used to eliminate the leftover acne scars. Dr. U chose the Fraxel Dual in part because it is safe to use on all skin types.
Best Laser Treatment For Acne Scars Before Photos:
After struggling with acne as an adolescent, the Santa Monica patient grew disillusioned with the idea of having clear skin in college. However, undergoing laser acne treatment at Dr. U’s Skin Clinic enabled her to unblock clogged pores in a significant way. With the immediate issue of inflamed sebaceous glands taken care of, the underlying issue of acne scars could finally be addressed.
Laser Treatment For Acne Scars Procedure Photos:
Dr. U decide to treat the patient from Santa Monica with Dual Fraxel treatment at his Redondo Beach, Los Angeles clinic. Acne scars form when there is a deep break in the wall of the pores, causing the infectious material to seep into the surrounding tissue, causing deep lesions. The scars are in fact a result of the body forming large amounts of collagen, creating a massive quantity of tissue that rises to the skin’s surface. The difference, however, is in the rougher, more rugged texture of this new skin.
The collagen forms into more of a basket weave formation, making the acne scars thick. The denseness of the collagen is from the creation of fibroblast (scar tissue).
A computerized (VISIA) complexion analysis was done before and after.
Fraxel laser stimulates the developments of new collagen fibers, which fill in the depressions to create smoother skin. The Fraxel Dual laser uses two wavelengths to achieve this result. The heated light beams go deep into the skin remodeling the collagen, treating only a fraction of the skin leaving the rest unaffected, allowing the skin to heal rapidly. The downtime for this non-ablative treatment is usually 2.5 to 4 weeks.
Best Laser Treatment For Acne Scars Before and After Results Photos:
The Santa Monica, Los Angeles patient used makeup to even out her skin before due to the acne scarring. She was excited that her skin has dramatically improved and would recommend the treatment to anyone struggling with her condition.
Video: Laser Treatment For Acne Scars Before and After
Watch the video of the Santa Monica patient showing the results of her Fraxel Dual laser treatment for acne scars at Dr. U’s Skin Clinic. She is happy with her results and feels more confident in her overall appearance.
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Frequently Asked Questions – Laser Treatment For Acne Scars
How much does laser treatment for acne scars cost?
Laser treatment for acne scars cost can vary between $2500-$4000. This is due to the type of laser used, and the number of treatment sessions needed for full results, and even the location of the clinic/expertise of the provider.
What is the best laser treatment for acne scars for ethnic patients?
The Fraxel Dual Laser is considered the “gold standard” by many dermatologists due to its effectiveness and safety for ethnic skin. Since it delivers energy in a fractional manner, the risk of overheating the melanin in the surrounding tissue is avoided.
What should I look for in an acne scar laser treatment near me?
When looking for the best acne scar laser treatment, it is important to consult with board certified dermatologists who are confident in the use of lasers, and the correct laser to use for your condition and skin type. Your provider will be able to determine the most effective and safe settings to use for these treatments.
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