Pimples. Blemishes. Blackheads. No matter the term, acne can make you wish you could hide your skin’s imperfections. Even years after your acne is gone, you may still have visible scarring that reminds you of your emotional struggles with acne and that continues to impact your skin’s tone and texture.
There’s a way to regain your confidence and your youthful complexion. If you’re looking to diminish your acne scars, Lumenis® UltraPulse® treatments use CO2 laser resurfacing technology that promotes your body’s natural production of collagen and improves the appearance of your skin.
Dr. Evans Bailey and the practitioners at Naaman Clinic in Birmingham and Montgomery, Alabama, provide skin resurfacing procedures with Lumenis UltraPulse. Our team understands that ridding your skin of residual scars from acne helps you look and feel your best.
Acne and scarring
Hormones combined with bacteria, dead skin cells, or oil in your skin’s pores can cause acne to form. You may experience whiteheads, blackheads, or small bumps. More severe acne, such as nodules and cysts, affects deeper layers of your skin and can leave scars even after the breakouts have stopped occurring.
If you have acne scarring, this is because your skin didn’t properly heal from the damage caused by your acne. Pimples are inflammation in your skin that can destroy collagen, causing your skin to look sunken because it loses some of its structure and elasticity.
Scars can be difficult to repair. Because they’re damaged skin, effective treatments promote skin resurfacing by removing the scar so that new skin can form.
CO2 laser technology
The Lumenis UltraPulse CO2 laser system is a leading technology for addressing the scarring caused by acne. It not only ablates, or removes scarred tissue, but also encourages the formation of younger and healthier cells in its place.
As the laser energy penetrates down through the layers of your skin, a careful balance of ablation and coagulation targets deep acne scars while reducing side effects in surrounding tissue. This maximizes your comfort and decreases your healing time.
The laser’s heat energy encourages the growth of new collagen fibers. Collagen is the tissue that gives your skin its structure and that your body naturally produces as part of its recovery process. The collagen helps your body make new skin tissue that has a smoother texture, more consistent tone and generally improved appearance.
With the Lumenis UltraPulse system, our team can effectively diminish your acne scars. It’s highly effective and we can treat you during an in-office visit.
One of our practitioners discusses your skin concerns and desired outcomes before your treatment. Usually, one session with the Lumenis UltraPulse system is effective enough to satisfactorily improve your complexion, but we develop a plan that specifically addresses your needs.
At the beginning of your skin resurfacing procedure, we apply topical anesthesia to minimize any discomfort. We then direct the UltraPulse laser so its advanced light energy can remove your scarred tissue. This process typically takes 30 minutes to two hours, depending on the amount of skin we need to treat.
While your skin works to heal and replace the ablated tissue, you may experience redness. You’ll see the dramatic results of smoother skin and an improved complexion as soon as the new tissue starts to form. These results can last for years.
If you experienced breakouts in your past, and are now dealing with scarring from your acne, then you’ve already struggled with skin imperfections for too long. Don’t wait to improve the appearance of your skin and regain confidence. Schedule your consultation at Naaman Clinic today by phone or using the online tool.