Not only is acne one of the most difficult skin conditions to treat, it's also the most prolific. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, nearly 85 percent of people experience acne at some point in their lives. Furthermore, Yahoo! Beauty recently reported that nearly half of the individuals that get acne will end up with some sort of scarring from picking at it. While a blemish may go away a scar is forever, or at least it used it be.
Treating acne scarring is becoming a specialty for many plastic surgeons to improve skin appearance. Laser skin resurfacing and light treatments can improve the appearance of acne scars, leaving skin smooth and unblemished. While the best course of action is to not pick at acne in the first place, laser treatment can heal the wounds left behind.
A laser resurfacing procedure pokes microscopic holes in the skin, which causes the body's immune system to trigger collagen regrowth, filling in and repairing the holes and the old scars. Furthermore, this solution can reduce redness and hyperpigmentation left behind by non-scarred blemishes, while smoothing out skin tone and many other beauty benefits.
Laser treatments alone may not be enough to cure you of an acne problem but they can reduce the visibility of blemishes and the impact they have on your life. Patients who undergo these minimally-invasive procedures should expect between 30 and 60 percent improvement of scarring.
If you're interested in learning more about acne treatments in the form of laser resurfacing or photorejuvenation, the Long Island cosmetic surgery office of Dr. James Marotta is here to help you eliminate blemishes, acne scarring and other marks on your skin.