Acne scar laser treatment

Acne is often a daily burden, whether it affects teenagers or adults. When patients with this condition manage to get rid of it, it is possible that scars will spoil the quality of your skin.

At Skin Marceau in Paris , we take care of acne scars .

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What is acne?

Acne is a common skin condition characterized by the appearance of pimples , comedones , and cysts on the skin.

It is often associated with adolescence . Young adults at puberty undergo significant hormonal variations , causing acne breakouts.

What causes acne?

Acne is due to excessive sebum production which clogs the pores and prevents the skin from freeing itself of dead cells. Bacteria proliferate and accumulate, leading to the birth of pimples. Pimples can be of different sizes and colors, sometimes filled with pus. They have favorite regions, such as the face, the back, the chest or the shoulders.

Hormonal activity in adolescence is not the only culprit of acne on our skin. Genetics plays a part in this These unsightly and annoying pimples can be the inheritance of our parents.

Certain medications and cosmetics that accumulate on our skin can promote the appearance of acne. Anxiety impacts our hormonal system When the sebaceous glands bear our daily stress, acne breakouts are susceptible to them.

Why does acne leave scars?

Acne is a painful skin disorder to get rid of and so are the scars it leaves. They are the sign of the destruction of the skin tissue which has recovered. Acne refers to multiple lesions which, when healed, form more or less visible scars . Pierced acne pimples can bruise the skin deeper, leading to dreaded scarring.

There are two types of acne scars :

  • Atrophic scars are dug under the skin with varying depth.
  • Hypertrophic scars are marked by a relief visible to the naked eye on the skin and perceptible to the touch.

Acne can also leave keloid scars . Their appearance is similar to hypertrophic scars but they extend beyond the initial skin lesion. The treatment of keloids is specific, our dermatologists are trained in it.

The laser to correct acne scars

For acne scar treatment we use the lumenis ultrapulse alpha CO2 laser. Fractional CO2 lasers achieve higher efficiency than other devices, while being relatively painless .

The fractional laser skin resurfacing system consists of creating micro wells in the dermis without damaging the surrounding skin. This device kick-starts and accelerates the body’s natural healing process. The thermal energy delivered destroys the superficial layers of the skin. The fractional laser promotes the production of collagen and the regeneration of skin tissue, to improve the appearance of the skin on a lasting basis.

How does a laser session to remove acne scars take place at Skin Marceau?

The start of a new treatment requires an aesthetic dermatology consultation .

A specialized assistant welcomes you for an initial discussion to discuss your motivations and measure the impact of acne scars on a daily basis.

After a clinical examination, we send you our recommendations and a treatment protocol tailored to your skin. We will carefully answer all of your questions. At the end of the first consultation, our dermatologists give you a personalized estimate, informed consent and the list of contraindications.

The skin must be clean and cleansed. A topical anesthetic can be applied 1 hour before the session to relieve the heating caused by the flash of the laser. Wearing protective goggles is essential for the practitioner and the patient.

The session is quick and lasts between 15 and 30 minutes depending on the extent of the scars to be treated. Using the laser, the dermatologist targets the scar to be corrected. The multiple shots heat the skin which reddens. A moisturizer is always applied to soothe the tingling sensation. Common side effects include redness, swelling and peeling of the skin. They disappear naturally in the days that follow.

The results of the treatments proposed to fight against acne

Laser acne scar treatment guarantees satisfactory results in a short time. A single session can sometimes be enough to erase acne scars . As the treated skin replaces the dead skin, a new skin layer is built up. This cell renewal process takes about a week. Over time, acne scars fade and become less noticeable.

It is important to note that several sessions of lumenis ultrapulse alpha CO2 laser acne scar treatment can completely eliminate the scars.

The success of the treatment also depends on the healing capacities which are specific to each person.

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Male patient with acne scars on his cheeks underwent CO2 fractional laser treatment to repair the scarring that had formed. The after photo is 5 months after a single treatment.

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Male patient with acne scars on his cheeks underwent CO2 fully ablative laser resurfacing to repair the deep scarring that had formed. The after photo is 4 months after a single treatment.

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Male patient with severe icepick acne scars on his cheeks underwent CO2 fully ablative laser resurfacing to repair the deep scarring that had formed. The after photo is 4 months after a single treatment.

The prices of a laser treatment against acne scars at Skin Marceau

The price of lumenis ultrapulse alpha CO2 laser acne scar treatment varies depending on the size of the scars and the number of sessions required.

The different rates can be viewed in the table below:

1 to 3 small scars 300 €
Full Face 700 €
Cheeks 400 €