Fractional carbon dioxid laser treatment of acne scars
Development of acne scars
Unfortunately during the healing the acne lesions it is possible that depressed scars form. The large, highly inflamed lesions are prone to form deep depressed scars. There are disturbed collagen fibers under the scar that cause the depression with pulling down the skin surface. There are different forms of acne scars, the most common is the depression.
In our private practice we make acne scar treatment with fractional carbon dioxide laser
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The mode of action of carbon dioxide fractional laser acne scar treatment
The light of the fractional carbon dioxide laser is absorbed in water. The light reaches the skin surface in numerous separated columns removing the old epidermis and dermis. The number of the columns variable between 64-144/cm2, the pulse length can be influenced too. There is a quick recovery of the epidermis from the remaining cells between the columns. The heat effect of laser stimulates the dermal fibroblast to produce large amount of collagen end elastic fibers. The skin will be more tight and flexible. The acne scar treatment with fractional carbon dioxide laser can decreases the depth of the depressed acne scars.
The fractional carbon dioxide laser acne scar treatment has several advantages for the patient and the physician too
- The recovery period is only a few days. It is much gentler but its effect is the same as the effects of the earlier methods.
- There is no color changing.
- The resurfacing can be done from September to April.
- You can experience good results from only one treatment in the case of slight scars.
- It can be repeated in 4 weeks for 2 to 4 times so the entire epidermis and dermis safely and gently replaced by the new tissues.
- The skin surface will be refreshed already in one week. The skin will be more soft and smooth, the gentle scars will disappear, and its color will be uniform.
- The whole effect can be seen in 3-4 months because the new collagen and elastic fiber production needs this time.
You have to follow the followings before the fractional carbon dioxide laser acne scar treatment
You have to avoid sun and solarium exposure in the 2 weeks before the treatment. You have to take pills against herpes labialis in positive anamnestic cases. You have to take an antihistamin pill one hour before the treatment to prevent the swelling.
How is made the fractional carbon dioxide laser acne scar treatment?
We use anesthetic cream for 45 minutes and you will feel only slight pain during the treatment. The treatment time is about 60 minutes.
You have to do the followings after the fractional carbon dioxide laser acne scar treatment
After the treatment there is no wound, the skin will be swollen and red and some punctuated bleeding points can bee seen. The swelling and the punctuated bleeding points will disappear usually in one day and the redness will disappear usually in one week. You will experience peeling between 5 and 7 days. During the recovery period you have to apply a special cream but there is no need to wear a bandage. Sunscreen using with at least 30 SPF for at least 3 months to prevent the brown discoloration is mandatory. You have to keep off from direct sunbathing and especially solarium use for at least 3 months.
The followings happen after the fractional carbon dioxide laser acne scar treatment
The fractional carbon dioxide laser treatment of acne scars is a safe process but you have to follow the written instructions to prevent the side effects. The side effects are rare; we sometimes see redness for more than a week.
In some cases the fractional carbon dioxide acne laser scar treatment is contraindicated
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