By True Beauty San Diego Aesthetic Surgery & Medicine on May 12th, 2023
Do you have facial scarring from acne or trauma? Are you curious about your treatment options for the scarring?
Brian Reagan, M.D., F.A.C.S., is a board-certified plastic surgeon who offers patients safe and effective treatment options to improve facial scarring. One of those treatment options is laser skin resurfacing. Here, Dr. Reagan at True Beauty discusses how laser skin resurfacing improves facial scarring from acne and trauma.
What Is Laser Skin Resurfacing?
Laser skin resurfacing directs pulsating beams of light at irregular skin. This precise procedure removes the outer layer of skin and heats the layer beneath it. This stimulates the growth of new skin that has an improved appearance and feel. The new skin is smoother and healthier than it was before laser skin resurfacing.
Are There Different Types of Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatments?
Yes, there are different types of laser skin resurfacing treatments. Both involve carbon dioxide (CO2).
The first type uses CO2 and erbium lasers to treat the entire skin surface. The other type uses fractionated CO2 laser treatment. This treatment only targets a fraction of the skin at a time. Unlike the first type, fractionated CO2 laser treatment leaves the surrounding tissue untouched for faster overall healing.
What Type of Laser Skin Resurfacing Does True Beauty Offer?
Dr. Reagan provides the Fraxel re:pair laser treatment. It utilizes fractional technology to penetrate deep into the skin to remove damaged skin cells. The Fraxel re:pair treatment can be tailored to meet your particular needs. This means that your range of treatments can vary in aggressiveness and total number of procedures performed. The aggressiveness of treatment and number of procedures performed will depend on your skin and your skin resurfacing goals.
Can Laser Skin Resurfacing Improve Facial Scarring From Acne or Trauma?
Yes, laser skin resurfacing can improve facial scarring from acne or trauma. Fractional laser skin resurfacing is an ideal treatment to improve facial scarring from acne and trauma because it can deeply penetrate damaged skin cells and foster new skin cell growth. With Fraxel re:pair laser treatment results are immediate. Depending on the severity of the facial scarring, it may be possible to achieve your desired results after one treatment.
Schedule a Laser Skin Resurfacing Consultation Today
If you would like to learn more about laser skin resurfacing, contact True Beauty today. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Reagan by calling (858) 454-7546 or filling out our online contact form.