Frequently Asked Questions
Acne scars are marks and pits left behind by different type of acne like pimples, blackheads, whiteheads, cysts, pustules etc. on your skin. They make you have unclear, rough and uneven skin texture. Most people expect them to get removed with time but usually it doesn’t happen.
Various options are available for acne scar removal at Tvak Skin & Laser Clinic, they are: • Chemical Peels – Usually for people with mild acne scars. Peel is applied over the affected area and after few days the upper layer of skin starts to shed. • Lasers – Light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation Technology is used to resurface the deep scars and give you smooth skin. • Acne Needle RF Treatment – Micro-needles from a specialized machine are injected at the scar area. These needles aims to stimulate more collagen production that gives you softer and healthy skin texture. • Dermabrasion – It is a skin exfoliating procedure done by a machine. It aims to remove the outer layers of the skin hence removing mostly shallow scars.
Acne scars can be of different type. Majorly they are categorized in 3 kinds: • Icepick scars: They look like deep and pointed like icepick and are mostly seen on the cheeks or nose. • Rolling scars: They give inflamed and rolled appearance. Usually broad and cover large area, found on the cheeks. • Boxcar scars: Similar to scars left behind chicken pox. The are round and oval shaped.
Laser acne scar removal treatment is capable of eradicating all types of scar which all other available treatments are not able to provide. For deep and large scars, it is the most preferable treatment. Also, laser is most effective and give best results in no time.
Lasers not only resurface just upper most layer of the skin but goes deep to remove gaped and deep scars. It also boost collagen production on your face.
The treatment usually consists of 6-8 sessions or more depending on the size and types of scars. Superficial scars are removed faster while deeper ones can take more than 3-4 sessions to show effective results. By the end of the treatment you will love the change it will bring.
All laser used at our clinic are FDA approved and first-rate machines. For acne scar removal we have AcuPulse CO2 laser system which ensures less downtime, lower chances of patient discomfort and painless procedure.
Most scars get eradicated permanently. Sometimes deepened scars might not go in suggested number of sessions. Further course of treatment is suggested accordingly by the cosmetologist. New scars can develop if you have acne prone skin, it is suggested to keep acne at bay and consult a dermatologist to cure your acne issues.
The treatment cost depends on number of session and area to be healed. The results will be worth the money and at our clinic special offers are always running. You get your natural skin back and get to save money by not wasting on scar removal creams which take many years to show any results or mostly none and no more need of makeup to hide the scars.
Usually there are no side-effects. Heat from laser can cause ephemeral redness and itching. Icing and moisturizing helps to reduce it faster.