Acne is something all of us have had to endure at some point in our lives, for some of us in our teens and for some even in adulthood. We all are familiar with the urge to pop it just so we can get rid of it sooner – knowing very well we are making it so much worse. Introducing the infamous SCARS. Something as temporary as acne leaving such a permanent scar, makes us wish we could, somehow, turn back time so we could have just left it alone.
Ok, lesson learnt. But what now? What can you do to get rid of these very visible scars?
Fraxel laser is one of the finest treatments available for acne scars. The FraxelRe:store, an Erbium based laser, is the safest, most effective and most wildly popular device for skin resurfacing available today. It works on the principle of creating numerous, closely spaced microscopic columns of “good” damage in your skin.
This damage is “good” because it breaks down the fibrous scar tissue evoking collagen remodeling, which in turn fills in those stubborn scars. It intensively treats tiny portions of the skin without affecting the surrounding skin tissue resulting in increased production of healthier collagen thereby reducing healing time immensely. It is even effective against the hardest to treat ice-pick scars.
After a few sessions of this treatment your scars are miraculously, visibly reduced. To top it off, Fraxel is one of the least painful fractional resurfacing lasers. In fact, patients describe it as more of a feeling of heat than pain – which is made even more comfortable with a continuous flow of cool air directed towards the treatment area throughout the procedure. To be able to find a treatment that markedly reduces your scars, is virtually pain free, and has minimal downtime is indeed a dream come true.
A scar is a morose reminder of a past mistake, something you are forced to never forget, and something that will be there forever. But thanks to Fraxel – no more will you have to be scarred for life.