Frequent acne breakouts and long-standing acne scars can do a number on our appearance. Pimples and scars, when left untreated, can also become inflamed from frequent exposure to dirt and sunlight, making the problem worse. For most people, makeup is usually the go-to solution for hiding acne, but too often it results in further skin irritation and flare-ups. When it comes to treatments, some people try their luck with over-the-counter creams, resulting in not-so-stellar results. If you want to get rid of your acne and scars for good, then visiting Marlowe & Marrs, MD for an ICON laser skin rejuvenation session is your ideal solution.
How Do Acne Scars Form?
Acne forms when our pores become clogged by excessive bacteria buildup. This bacteria gets mixed with our skin’s natural oils and leads to the growth of painful pimples along with redness and irritation. After an acne breakout, our bodies quickly release collagen proteins to help counteract the bacterial damage invoked on our skin. This defense has the unintended consequence of littering our skin with unpleasant scars. These scars tend to look flat and jagged, giving your face an uneven bumpy texture.
Treating Acne Scars With the ICON Laser
Since its development, the ICON laser has quickly become one of the best treatments for acne scars on the market. This power laser provides excellent skin rejuvenation benefits by treating moderate-to-severe acne scars through the use of its two laser wavelengths. The laser waves emitted by the ICON work in tandem to target multiple skin concerns during a single treatment session. Thus, the ICON laser not only improves skin texture but facilitates skin smoothness and rejuvenation as well. This laser is minimally invasive and requires little to no downtime post-procedure.
How Long Does the Acne Treatment Take?
Treating acne scars with the ICON generally takes 30 minutes to complete. After your session, you will most likely experience some redness and swelling at the treatment site. However, these side effects will only last for a few days after your visit. Once your skin is healed, you will notice that your acne scars have taken on a lighter color and are more evenly textured. For the best results, we recommend a series of 3-7 treatments.
Acne Scar Treatments In Sarasota, Florida
Living free of acne scars is now possible thanks to the ICON laser treatment system. To learn more about our aesthetic treatment options, we encourage you to visit us at our Sarasota practice. Request an appointment today by calling (941) 303-8590 or selecting and filling out the appropriate form below.