AviClear™ is the first FDA-approved laser treatment by Cutera, revolutionizing acne management. Targeting the sebaceous glands to reduce oil production, a significant acne trigger, AviClear™ offers a groundbreaking alternative to traditional creams and medications. Safe for all skin types and with minimal side effects, this innovative treatment is a breakthrough in dermatology, providing clear, lasting results for those with mild to severe acne.
IPL and Forever Young™ BBL are cutting-edge technologies transforming skin health. Using intense pulsed light, these treatments cater to all skin tones and types, safely and effectively enhancing skin quality. By targeting specific skin pigments, they eliminate unwanted cells, tackling issues like hyperpigmentation, acne, fine lines, and wrinkles. These advanced light-based therapies not only address existing skin concerns but also promote a healthier, more youthful complexion.
Infini RF Microneedling specializes in treating acne scars by employing fractional heating beneath the skin's surface, specifically aimed at boosting collagen and elastin production. This targeted approach is particularly effective for diminishing acne scarring on the face and neck, making it a suitable option for individuals of all skin types seeking a focused solution for their scar concerns.
Fraxel laser technology utilizes the body's natural healing process to generate healthy skin tissue and replace damaged cells. Studies have demonstrated that Fraxel laser treatment is a useful option for addressing mild to medium-depth acne scars. While the procedure causes some skin damage, the injuries are minor, and the recovery time is also minimal.
The primary types of acne scars we address at Beacon Dermatology are atrophic and hypertrophic scars:
Atrophic Acne Scars: These form when the skin fails to regenerate tissue correctly, resulting in indentations as healing occurs below the skin's surface.
Hypertrophic Acne Scars: These are raised lesions formed from an overgrowth of fibrous tissue during the acne healing process, typically where the acne lesion was located.
While complete removal of acne scars may be challenging, various treatments, including laser therapy, microneedling, and chemical peels, can significantly reduce their appearance, leading to smoother skin. The effectiveness depends on the type and severity of scars, as well as individual response to treatment. A consultation with a dermatologist at Beacon Dermatology can determine the best approach for your specific case.
It's important to note that the results of acne scar treatment may not be permanent. The duration of the effects depends on the treatment used and individual factors such as scar type and skin condition. For instance, laser therapy and microneedling can provide long-lasting improvements, but periodic maintenance may be needed.
The level of discomfort experienced during acne scar treatment differs and depends on the specific procedure and an individual's pain tolerance. While some treatments may cause mild discomfort, others are virtually painless. At Beacon Dermatology, we use topical anesthesia or numbing creams to reduce any potential pain. Patients should discuss their concerns during their consultation to ensure a comfortable treatment experience.
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