You haven’t had acne for years, but you have the scars to prove that your skin was once less than ideal either as a teen, a young adult, or both. Acne is the most common skin condition people of all ages suffer from in the United States. Affecting approximately 40 to 50 million Americans annually, suffering from acne in your teens or early 20’s can lead to lifelong issues, like scarring, hyperpigmentation, and feeling self-conscious about your skin with or without makeup.
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Why Do I Have Acne Scars?
Acne scars can linger anywhere on the body that you once suffered from breakouts. Regardless of whether your scars appear on your face, chest, back, arms, or any other prominent areas, they can be a daily reminder of painful bumps and bad memories.
If you struggle with self-confidence because of acne scars, you’re not alone. Acne scarring has distinctive characteristics and can be any of the following:
- Acne scarring changes the texture of the skin and does not improve over time.
- Raised scars form when the skin produces too much collagen, and the fibers build up.
- Pitted scars form when the skin does not produce enough collagen.
- Inflammatory acne is more likely to cause scarring because it impacts deeper layers of the skin.
- Scarring arises from the body’s attempts to heal acne-affected skin as the body produces collagen fibers.
How Laser Genesis Works
Laser Genesis for acne is a non-invasive acne treatment that uses heat to kill acne and stimulate dermal regeneration to reduce the appearance of stubborn scars. Laser Genesis is also the only treatment option that is FDA approved for both the treatment of existing acne, in addition to acne scars, making it highly versatile.
How Laser Genesis Can Help With Existing Acne
The laser uses controlled heat to kill acne-causing bacteria while simultaneously treating redness and early scars caused by acne in the skin. This treatment is an effective and long-term solution to acne by treating the overactive sebaceous glands that clog up the skin pores when producing too much oil. Clogged pores and the bacterium are the leading causes of acne.
What To Expect During Treatment
This popular, low downtime laser not only helps improve existing acne breakouts but can also significantly decrease the appearance of acne scarring and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation caused by acne. The Treatment areas are cleaned, and market with a pen, and a local anesthetic is used to numb the area before treatment begins.
The laser is passed over the skin, sending out pulses. With each pulse lasting less than a millisecond, between passes with the laser, the skin will be wiped with water to cool the skin and remove tissue that the laser has destroyed.
Results Speak For Themselves
Unlike other superficial acne scarring treatments, this procedure penetrates deep into the skin’s cellular layer and counters the overactive sebaceous glands, promoting new skin cells and collagen growth. Additionally, this treatment helps to shrink the size of enlarged pores on the cheeks, chin, nose, and forehead. Patients also report a decrease in fine lines, wrinkles, and an improvement in overall skin texture.
A Solution For Lingering Acne Scarring and More
Many people experience acne during puberty and don’t immediately treat scars. Scarring can worsen as patients age due to collagen loss in the skin. If you have acne scars that make you self-conscious, there are a wide variety of treatment options to restore your skin.
It’s best to meet with a professional at Hinsdale Vein & Laser for a skin consultation so your scars can be appropriately evaluated in person. Different scars benefit the most from different treatments, so being correctly evaluated is a critical piece in safely and adequately removing your acne scars.
No matter the type of scar you have, it’s likely that Laser Genesis could improve your skin. If you’re interested in learning more, schedule a consultation with Hinsdale Vein & Laser today.