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Consider CO2 Laser Resurfacing for Acne Scar Removal

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If you have struggled with acne at any point during your life, you know how frustrating it can be. In addition, the frustration level can rise even higher because of the ease at which the acne can get out of hand and cause scarring. Acne does not affect every person in the same way, as each individual is unique. In addition, there are different types of acne and different forms of scars that can appear. If you are looking into your options for acne scar removal, an understanding of the causes of acne scars may be helpful.

Acne scars can develop when the basic form of acne that usually consists of pimples, blackheads and white heads progresses to the point of becoming inflamed, and the inflammation turns into an infection. Once the scars are there, they will usually stay until some type of treatment is done to get rid of them.

The body responds to the inflammation and infection that are caused by acne in the same way it would to a skin injury. As a result, scarring can develop as the body tries to heal itself. They can take on different appearances. Some of them can leave pits in the skin, also.

If your skin has been impacted by the presence of acne scars, you might want to give some consideration to CO2 laser resurfacing. Our specialist can give you more detail regarding ways it could benefit you for acne scar removal after evaluating your skin and reviewing your medical history.

CO2 laser resurfacing uses fractionated laser energy that produces micro-channels in the skin. This method works by leaving enough healthy tissue intact to speed along the healing process. The energy that reaches the deeper layers will stimulate the growth of additional collagen in the skin. This is the substance that provides fullness. Scars that have left indentations in the skin can often be effectively treated this way. The fullness provided by the collagen will fill in the pits and leave the skin with an even texture.

During a consultation at Plateroti Dermatology in Templeton, our specialist can advise you as to whether CO2 laser resurfacing is a good option for acne scar removal based on your skin tone and the types of scars that are present due to previous cases of acne. Contact us today to schedule a consultation to learn more!

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