Laser Skin Therapy for Acne Scars

By Claudia Shannon / Research Scientist / ishonest

What is Acne Scarring?

Acne itself is a result of clogged pores, and has many causes - it's usually associated with hormonal fluctuations during teenage years, but is also common amongst adults and children, making it one of the most common skin conditions out there.

Frustratingly, even after breakouts clear up, you can find yourself left with marks, dark spots or scars. This can last long after all evidence of the acne itself has disappeared. Scars are formed when a breakout penetrates the skin deeply and damages the tissues beneath, and, unfortunately, can be very slow to disappear or can even be permanent. Acne scarring affects both men and women, most frequently on the face, neck or back, but can occur on any area of the body.

Can Acne Scars be removed completely?

In many cases, acne scars (as with any type of scar) cannot be removed completely, but their appearance can be significantly improved, to the point that they are not easily visible and blend in naturally with the surrounding skin. Each patient is unique, so the ultimate results will vary. However if you choose to have your treatment with us, you can feel confident that you're receiving the most advanced treatment available, and can therefore expect the best possible results for acne scar removal.

What areas of the body can be treated?

The most common areas that are treated are the face and neck, but the procedure can be successful on any area of the body affected.

How many treatments will I need?

At ishonest, we know that every patient is unique. We tailor your course of treatments for your specific skin type, needs and cosmetic goals. However, as a general guideline, you can expect to have between two and five treatments for optimal results.

Who is Laser Acne Scar Reduction suitable for?

Preferred candidates for the procedure would also have non-oily skin that does not scar or bruise easily. Candidates who are taking any prescription medication for any pre-existing condition must let their doctor or dermatologist know prior to opting for Laser Treatment for acne scarring. Darker skin tones are typically less suitable for Laser Acne Scar treatment - this is due to the level of pigmentation in the skin, which increases the risk of damage to the skin cells.

The bottom line

At ishonest, we'll never recommend a treatment that isn't suitable for you. We are experts in Laser Skin Therapy, and we only offer the most advanced treatments available worldwide. We welcome your questions and would be happy to advise. If you'd like to get an expert opinion on Laser Skin Therapies get in touch with us today.

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