Acne Scars

Acne is a common skin disease that affects most of people at some point during their lives. Acne is more common among teenagers because it is only with the onset of puberty that the body begins to produce hormones. People often squeeze spots and blemishes because of their unpleasant appearance. This can cause increased inflammation and in extreme cases lead to permanent scars of the face.


Treatment

Lasers have been used to treat acne scars for several years. In such treatments the laser is used to remove skin so that new skin can form in its place. Unlike chemical peels and dermabrasion, with laser resurfacing the penetration depth into the skin is more easily controlled. The laser gently vaporizes the acne-scarred surface of the skin so that undamaged skin below is revealed.

Photodynamic Therapy can also be used to treat severe acne with mild scaring. Photodynamic therapy uses the photosentising medication Levulan and blue light. Levulan is absorbed into the sebaceous glands, which play a major role in the cause of acne. Light activation of Levulan causes temporary destruction of the sebaceous glands and bacteria and also causes exfoliation of the outer skin layers, which results in improvement in the severity of patients' acne scars.

 

Before & After

Before & After

Before & After

Before & After

Before & After

Before & After
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