ProFractional is the most advanced in fractional laser technology that quickly and effectively treats acne scars. What makes the ProFractional unique is that it can be tailored to include as little or as much thermal heat as desired for each individual. The more heat used, the better the end result will be, but it will require more healing time. Healing time depends on how deep the patient’s treatment requires and can be anywhere from three to ten days.
If searching for a minimal recovery, Skin Spa offers the Affirm®/Multiplex Laser. This laser improves acne scars by building collagen deep within the tissues. Three or four treatments are recommended, downtime is approximately one day of sunburn-like redness and bumps.
The MicroLaserPeel is a partial to full epidermal laser peel and is done in the office using a topical anesthetic. It ablates the outermost layers of the skin with the depth of the peel going between 10 and 50 microns based on the level of acne scar corrections. It goes deeper into the epidermis than treatments like our Microdermabrasion, but is much less invasive than laser resurfacing. This treatment is usually repeated two to four times, spaced six to eight weeks apart to achieve the desired result. The downtime for this peel is placed over three to fours days. Patients may look sunburned immediately following the treatment. Redness will continue to dissipate.
Acne scars can also be treated with injectable fillers. Artefill is a semi-permanent filler that can fill in the smile line, nasolabial folds, and depressed scars. We also offer Juvederm, Prevelle Silk, and Restylane which are temporary fillers that last anywhere from three months to a year. Microdermabrasion is another option for acne scars. For more information on the treatment of Acne scars or any other laser treatments, visit our Laser Treatments home page.