Ance scar treatment
In a large percentage of cases, after stubborn acne, scars remain, which are sometimes more difficult to treat than acne itself. Modern medicine offers a rich arsenal of solutions to the problem, but the most effective and safe method is laser peeling. The precision and versatility of laser settings makes therapy suitable for all types of acne scars.
The laser peeling is done with a fractional Er: Yag laser that precisely removes several microns from the skin layer. The beam separates into small bundles and in depth forms columns of thermally damaged tissue, which unlocks the process of replacing the defective collagen with a new, healthy one. This mode of treatment significantly reduces skin repair time and the risk of side effects.
The effect after therapy is visible at the earliest after 2 months,. Laser peeling is a procedure suitable for men and women who do not have active acne. It is advisable to take place in the autumn-winter season.
Specially trained and certified doctors guarantee the procedure’s success and patient safety.
Dermatological clinic Estelle works with a high-quality device of the leading laser manufacturer in the field of dermatology and aesthetics Fotona®.
What does the procedure involve?
Initially, an analgesic cream is applied to the areas to be treated. It is necessary to wait 40 minutes. Each area is treated 2 or 3 times, depending on the type of scars. During the procedure, intense warming to moderate burning is felt. At the end of therapy, a soothing, epithelial cream is applied.
The duration of the procedure varies depending on the size of the area to be treated. For a full face is between 70 – 90 minutes.
What are the contraindications?
Laser peeling is contraindicated in active acne, bacterial or viral infections of the skin. Not recommended for pregnant and breastfeeding women, people with hypersensitivity to light and epilepsy. It is advisable not to do so if you have been treated with isotretinoin (eg Roaccutane) for the last 6 months. Therapy is contraindicated in the tendency to abnormal scar formation and keloids or hyperpigmentation. Immediately after the procedure, flushing and swelling occur within 2 days. Within a week after the procedure, there may be a blistering of the skin and a slight redness. Full recovery is observed after 7 to 10 days.
When does the treatment take effect and how long does it last?
Approximately 2 months are necessary for the skin to replace the defective collagen with a new one. Maximum results of the procedure are observed between the 4th and 6th month. Once the desired effect is achieved, no worsening of the condition and supportive therapy is expected.
What is the recommended post-procedure care?
After the procedure, sun exposure should be avoided and sunscreen products should be used for at least 1 month. You should not wash your face with water for at least 24 hours after the procedure. You will use an epithelial cream prescribed by the doctor until the skin is completely restored. If flakes or crusts are formed, it is contraindicated to remove them manually or by other means, due to the risk of scarring. Observe strictly your doctor’s instructions to avoid possible complications.
How many procedures should I undergo and how often?
The number of procedures needed to achieve the optimal effect is individual and depends on the severity of the scars. Typically, 2 or 3 procedures are needed to achieve the desired result. Procedures are done after 2 – 3 months. No supportive therapies are required.