Acne is a common skin condition that affects millions of people worldwide. While acne may be a temporary problem, it can leave behind permanent scars that can be difficult to treat. Fortunately, there are now several effective treatments available for acne scars at Become Aesthetics Clinic, including Fractional CO2 Laser Treatment.
This article will explore how and why Fractional CO2 Laser Treatment is good for acne scars in Singapore.
Types of Acne Scars
There are several types of acne scars, each with its unique characteristics. The most common types of acne scars are:
Ice Pick Scars
Ice pick scars are narrow, deep scars that resemble puncture wounds. They are usually less than 2mm wide and can extend into the skin’s deeper layers.
Boxcar scars are round or oval depressions with steep, defined edges. They are usually wider than ice pick scars and can be shallow or deep.
Rolling scars are wide and shallow with a wave-like appearance. They are caused by damage to the skin’s underlying structures.
How Does Fractional CO2 Laser Work?
Fractional CO2 Laser Treatment involves directing a laser beam at the skin’s surface to remove the damaged tissue and stimulate the production of collagen. The laser creates tiny, microscopic channels in the skin, which trigger the body’s natural healing response. As the skin heals, new collagen is produced, which helps to reduce the appearance of depressed acne scars and uneven skin texture.
How Can Fractional CO2 Laser Help with Acne Scars?
Fractional CO2 Laser Treatment is an effective way to treat acne scars because it can target the damaged tissue without harming the surrounding skin. The laser beam is precisely controlled, and the depth of the treatment can be adjusted to suit the patient’s specific needs. This makes Fractional CO2 Laser Treatment an ideal choice for treating all types of acne scars, from shallow rolling scars to deep ice pick scars. Continual improvement in acne scars is seen for up to a year after as new collagen forms.
Who is Suitable for Fractional CO2 Laser Treatment?
Fractional CO2 Laser Treatment is suitable for most people with acne scars. However, it is important to note that the treatment is not recommended for individuals with a history of keloid scarring. A consultation with our qualified doctor is recommended to determine if Fractional CO2 Laser Treatment is suitable for your specific needs.
What is the Downtime for Fractional CO2 Laser Treatment?
The downtime for Fractional CO2 Laser Treatment is typically between 3-7 days, depending on the depth of the treatment. During this time, patients may experience redness, swelling, and peeling of the skin. It is important to avoid sun exposure and to follow the aftercare instructions provided by your dermatologist to ensure optimal healing.
Acne scars can be a frustrating and persistent problem for many people. Fortunately, Fractional CO2 Laser Treatment is a safe and effective way to treat acne scars in Singapore. By targeting the damaged tissue and stimulating the production of collagen,it can help to smooth out the texture of the skin and reduce the appearance of acne scars.
If you are considering Fractional CO2 Laser Treatment for your acne scars, give us a call and book an appointment with us at Become Aesthetics Clinic and have our doctors determine if it is the right treatment for you.
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