Does Laser Acne Treatment Permanently Remove Scars?
Acne can appear as whiteheads, blackheads, and blemishes that can turn into painful, infected bumps on your face. Not only is acne cosmetically unattractive, but it can also leave you with long-lasting scars as constant reminders. If medications, ointments, and serums have not helped your skin imperfections, it might be time to try laser acne treatment with Dr. Emmanouil Karampahtsis. Dr. Karampahtsis is a doctor of naturopathic medicine. This means he aims to heal the root cause of your illness, not just treat the symptoms. Schedule a consultation at Lipogenex Anti-Aging Center in Scottsdale, AZ today to see if laser treatment is right for you. Our team also treats patients in the Scottsdale, North Phoenix, and Valley areas.
What to expect from your treatment
Laser acne treatment starts with a consultation to make sure that it is the right option for your needs. Dr. Karampahtsis will then determine the number of procedures you may need to get smoother skin. Most patients need between 4 – 6 sessions for optimal results. During your appointment, a member of our team will gently treat your skin with the innovative Harmony XL Pro, the latest in acne laser therapy technology. You may experience some redness, pain, swelling, and irritation. The pain normally only lasts a few hours, but redness may take over a week to go away. Results are usually visible within 48 hours.
While not all of your scars will completely disappear, your results can be long-lasting. You should avoid any activities that lead to direct sun exposure for 6 – 8 weeks. There is a risk of infection and hyperpigmentation, but this is rare and usually preventable with proper care. Our team and Dr. Karampahtsis will go over proper care and any risks you should be aware of.
How does laser acne treatment remove scars?
The heat from the laser procedure removes the top layer of skin where your scars form. Since the top layer of the scar comes off, your skin can appear smoother, and the scar may appear less noticeable. When scar tissue breaks apart, the laser allows the heat and light to promote new skin cells leading to newer, healthier-looking skin. The heat also draws blood flow to the area. This can reduce inflammation from the scarring. Laser acne therapy is not just for your face and can be used on many areas of the body, including:
Laser acne treatment also promotes the natural healing of your skin. If you think you might benefit from laser acne treatment, contact Dr. Karampahtsis at Lipogenex Anti-Aging Center.
Where can I get laser acne Treatment in Scottsdale AZ?
If you have tried acne creams and serums with no results, laser acne therapy might be for you. If you live in the Scottsdale, North Phoenix, or Valley areas, Dr. Emmanouil Karampahtsis is here to help you and your skin be the best it can be. Contact Lipogenex Anti-Aging Center in Scottsdale, AZ today for a full consultation on the state of your skin.