You Don't Have to Live With Acne Scars: Learn About our Laser Therapy Solution

Even after you've dealt with your acne outbreaks for good, acne scars can be an unwelcome reminder of your history of skin problems. Whether you have deep scars from cystic acne or just a few uneven spots, you don't have to live with your acne scars.

With a wave of a medical laser, Dr. Dareld Morris and his team at Morris Medical Center can reduce the appearance of acne scars. The treatment is quick and effective and can get you back to looking your best.

Laser away your scarring

Medical laser technology has advanced to become a leading treatment for scarring. While laser therapy doesn’t remove your scars, the treatment reduces the noticeability of them by removing the outer layer of your skin.

During the procedure, an intense but gentle ray of light removes your damaged outer layer of skin, erasing your scarring without causing any harm to your surrounding tissue. Laser treatments also target blood vessels in the damaged area, reducing any reddening of your skin.

There are multiple types of laser therapy treatments available, so Dr. Morris can tailor the treatment to your unique skin care needs.

How laser therapy works

During your consultation, Dr. Morris explains the procedure and answers any questions you have. He also goes over your medical history to check for any potential complications.

During the treatment itself, which takes 1-2 hours, you lay back while Dr. Morris targets your problem areas with the laser. You may experience some discomfort during the procedure, but Dr. Morris can use a topical anaesthetic to numb the treatment area if needed.

Some treatments can be completed in one session, while others may need multiple sessions to achieve the best results. Depending on the laser treatment you receive, you may need a few days to recover from any swelling, redness, or other mild side effects.

Your healing should be complete 3-10 days after your treatment. The full effects of each laser therapy session may continue to develop weeks, or even months, after your procedure as your skin smooths and evens out and new collagen is produced.

While laser therapy can significantly reduce the appearance of your acne scars, it won't completely erase them. Laser therapy may work best in combination with other forms of acne control and cosmetic smoothing. In some cases, using fillers in addition to laser therapy may be needed for the best results.

To see if laser therapy can treat your acne scars, book an appointment online or over the phone with Morris Medical Center today.

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