ACNE SCAR Laser Treatments

Acne Scar Treatment Options

 Acne Scars can be treated with: Fractional CO2 or Etwo Sublative

etwo or Fraxel type laser treatments can improve acne scars!

Often time depressed scars and dark spots develop as acne clears. 

Thanks to advances in medicine and technology, Cosmetic Laser Solutions offers our patients 2 choices for safe and effective treatment options: 

Fractional CO2 or etwo Sublative Laser.
Both treatments are effective. They can smooth out and diminish scars as well as even out brownish skin discoloration.
*Results will vary person to person

Fractional CO2

Fractional CO2 Laser resurfacing is a newer and safer form of traditional CO2 laser skin resurfacing and the gold standard for acne scarring. 

It penetrates deeper into the layers of the skin to stimulate collagen production. The collagen production "plumps up" the depression from the acne scar thereby diminishing its appearance and improving any skin discoloration. This is the "gold" standard for improving saucer like scars.

Achieving best results will require 5-7 days of healing time. 1-4 sessions as needed. 

Safe for fair - medium complexion.

Etwo Sublative Rejuvenation for Acne Scar Treatment

By placing fractionated bi-polar radio frequency (RF) directly into the dermis, Sublative stimulates the production of collagen, regenerating a more youthful complexion for some or all these issues: wrinkles, sundamage, pores or acne scarring. 

If you require minimal healing time, this is our favorite device for Acne Scarring. Makeup can be applied during the 3-4 day healing time! 4-6 sessions spaced 4-6 weeks apart is ideal. Number of treatments vary depending on depth of scars/visible improvement. 

Safe for all skin types.

According to the American Academy of Dermatology (

What causes Acne Scars?

Odds of getting Acne Scars Increase When:
  • You have Inflammatory (swollen, reddish, and painful) acne , such as acne cysts and nodules. This type of acne tends to penetrate deep into the skin, which damages the skin. 
  • Delay or do not treat inflammatory acne . The longer a person has inflammatory acne, the greater the risk of scarring.
  • Pick, squeezes, or pops acne . This increases inflammation, which increases the risk of scarring. 
  • Has a blood relative who developed acne scars . Genes play a large role.
Although we know what increases a person’s risk of developing acne scars, it is not possible to predict who will develop acne scars. Even people who have all the risk factors may not scar. 

Waiting to treat acne until it becomes severe can lead to extensive scarring.

Types of Acne Scars

When acne breakouts penetrate the skin deeply, they damage the skin and the tissue beneath it. As the acne clears, the body tries to repair this damage. 

During the healing process, the body produces collagen — a substance that gives the skin support. If the body produces too little or too much collagen, you will see a scar. 

The type of scar depends on how much collagen your body makes.

Depressed acne scars: If the body produces too little collagen, depressions or pits form as the skin heals.

Raised acne scars: Sometimes the body produces too much collagen as it tries to heal the skin and underlying tissue. When this happens, a person develops a raised acne scar. This type of acne scar is more common in people who have skin of color like African Americans, Hispanics, and Asians. 

Even when we do our best to prevent acne scars, some people scar. There are many treatment options, which can significantly diminish depressed and raised acne scars.       

Ready to get rid of your acne scars?

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