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Best laser treatment options for acne scarring

acne scarring

Acne is the one skin problem that most people deal with in their lives. The pain of acne is one thing, but once it disappears it leaves behind scars. Scarring caused by acne is usually deep and permanent. Even with an intensive skincare routine, it might not be possible to heal the skin completely. One of the best ways to treat acne scars is by undergoing laser treatment. Laser skin treatments are highly effective, safe, and one of the best ways to treat scarring. The laser treatments offered by Skin Laser clinic Toronto are as follows:

Erbium Laser 

When you are looking for an acne scarring treatment, erbium laser is one of the best options. This treatment requires multiple treatment sittings with a gap of several weeks between them. The laser works by providing a controlled ablation of a fine layer of skin which helps to resurface the appearance of the scars. It is ideal for those who have mild to moderate acne scarring and have a lighter skin tone. If you have a darker skin tone, then there are high chances of complications. In such a situation, you need to consult a medical professional before you make any decision about the same. The erbium laser treatment has a downtime of 2 to 4 days. After the procedure, you need to take some time off and stay at home so that your skin can heal well.

IPL Laser Treatment

If you suffer from mild scarring from acne, then IPL laser treatments like AFT are a great option. This type of laser treatment targets discolouration and pigmentation which arises with acne. It is a non-invasive and very tolerable treatment. The IPL laser works to restore blemish-free skin. Though the treatment helps to get a smoother-looking skin it needs to be maintained. You must pair the treatment up with a great skincare regime which can help to prevent future breakouts. The number of treatments required to achieve the needed results varies from person to person. The regeneration of skin also takes time. You must be patient through this process. As time will pass by, you will slowly and steadily start to see your skin clear up. Even after that, you might require a follow-up session or two every year to help maintain the results.

CO2 Laser Treatments

This type of laser treatment is the best for tough and deep scars. It works well with all acne scars, which include atrophic, hypertrophic, icepick or V-shaped. CO2 laser treatment can help you to achieve clearer skin with just one treatment. But in cases where scarring is more severe, you might require a second treatment sitting. The laser works by reaching the deepest layers of the skin. It makes use of microscopic perforations which go across the surface of the skin without impacting the tissues around it. This helps to promote healing. It removes the upper layer of the skin and targets the depths of the scar.