Skin conditions like acne scarring and excess pigmentation affect thousands of people in North America. Although neither are particularly damaging to the physical health, both can have a huge impact on confidence and self-esteem.
Acne treatments, and more specifically Laser acne treatments, in combination with advanced skin care, have been found highly effective in the treatment of acne scars and stubborn razor bumps. Laser acne treatment is a revolutionary, non-invasive treatment, which uses the very latest laser and intense pulsed light technology to get rid of redness, acne scars and other skin problems. Laser acne treatment is suitable for all skin types.
There are two types of laser acne treatment:
Ablative laser treatment –
- Erbium Yag-CO2 Laser or Laser Pearl Fractional to achieve Total Resurfacing of the skin for severe scars and pigmentation where lasers are used to remove skin around the affected area to produce a new, smooth-looking area of skin
- The procedure involves pin-sized shots of heat to the face 15 at a time, that later heal and contract to decrease the size of the scar. Down time is about 7 days.
Non-ablative laser treatment –
- For mild to Moderate acne scars where lasers are used to stimulate the growth of new collagen (a type of protein found in skin). This helps to repair some of the damage caused by scarring, and improves the appearance.
- Laser genesis ,
- Laser limelight and
- Laser NDYAG -1064
Benefits of acne laser therapy are no downtime and no side effects, as well as long-lasting results.
It is always important to choose a skilled clinic to perform any laser acne treatments. At LaserMedica we have successfully treated hundreds of patients with a variety of complex skin types and conditions.
At LaserMedica, a AAAM Board Certified medical doctor helps develop a customized acne treatment plan for you or your family member. She oversees a highly experienced staff who then carry out the acne treatments. We are among very few clinics in the Calgary area with the experience and skills required to successfully treat acne patients with darker skin.