Acne Scars Connecticut 2017-09-26T08:31:40+00:00

Acne Scar Treatment: Improves All Types of Acne Scars

Candidates

Individuals with acne scars on the face or body.

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Procedure

Dr. Langdon uses many procedures to treat acne scars. Because there are several types of acne scars, different patients may require different combinations of treatment.

There are three basic types of acne scars

  • Small diameter, shallow scars (Type 1)
  • Small diameter, deep scars (Type 2)
  • Large diameter, deep scars (Type 3)

Facial scarring that results from acne is best treated with fractional laser resurfacing such as the Fraxel laser or the Fractional CO2 laser, both available at The Langdon Center. Type 1 scars respond well to the Fraxel laser whereas Type 3 scars are best treated with the Fractional CO2 laser. Some Type 3 scars can be effectively treated with injection of a dermal filler such as Restylane or Juvederm. Type 2 scars (also referred to as “ice pick” scars) may be removed by punch excision or may be treated with the CROSS technique, in which a tiny droplet of a chemical peel acid is placed in each scar (the acid solution “dissolves” the scar; with healing the scar is filled in).

Acne Laser Treatment time varies based upon the areas being treated. Photodynamic therapy takes longer because the applied medication need time to absorb into the skin. A series of treatments will be recommended by Dr. Langdon.

Results

Laser Acne Treatment has mild side effects. Depending on the types of treatment utilized patients may experience slight skin discoloration and minor swelling. Downtime is minimal after BBL treatment and most patients can resume normal activities immediately. After photodynamic therapy patients must avoid direct sunlight for 36 hours and may experience swelling, redness and flaking skin for a few days. Although results vary from patient to patient, many patients see a marked improvement in difficult-to-treat acne.

Frequently Asked Questions

Laser Acne Treatment employs laser or IPL light energy to shrink the sebaceous glands beneath the skin or to reduce bacterial counts.

Acne is caused by overactive sebaceous glands in the skin. The sebaceous glands release sebum (oil), which can clog the pores, leaving the sebum trapped beneath the skin. The resulting black and white heads (comedones) may cause the bacterium Propronibacterium acnes (P. acnes) to flourish, which can cause inflammation, pustules and nodules in the skin.

Most patients experience minimal discomfort during an Laser Acne Treatment.

Acne Laser Treatment time varies based upon the areas being treated. Photodynamic therapy takes longer because the applied medication need time to absorb into the skin.

A series of treatments will be recommended by Dr. Langdon.

Laser Acne Treatment has mild side effects. Depending on the types of treatment utilized patients may experience slight skin discoloration and minor swelling. Downtime is minimal after BBL treatment and most patients can resume normal activities immediately. After photodynamic therapy patients must avoid direct sunlight for 36 hours and may experience swelling, redness and flaking skin for a few days.

Although results vary from patient to patient, many patients see a marked improvement in difficult-to-treat acne.

Laser Acne Treatment varies in cost depending upon final treatment recommendations made by the doctor. Please contact us for a more specific cost.

Call The Langdon Center at 844-551-9880 to schedule your Laser Acne Treatment consultation or for more information or click here to contact us.

Next Steps

To learn more about getting a  Acne Scar Treatments  or to schedule your consultation with Board-Certified Cosmetic Surgeon Dr. Langdon , please fill out the form on this page or call The Langdon Center at (844) 551-9880 . We look forward to working with you! The Langdon Center serves patients in the  Guilford & New Haven, CT  areas.

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