Officially Leave the Teenage Years Behind
Whether you suffered from acne as a teen or adult, you know that after the blemish fades, in many cases, a scar is left behind. Acne scars are a source of embarrassment for many people and cause some individuals to feel self-conscious in social settings or relationships. Dr. Johnson is helping patients with acne scars get Skin like the Stars with Fraxel Laser skin rejuvenation.
Acne scars develop because acne is traumatic to the skin. Acne blemishes cause inflammation and infection of the skin’s pores. When the blemish swells and bursts, the bacteria from the blemish irritates surrounding skin. To heal the skin, the body increases collagen production for the repair. Sometimes the body over produces collagen which causes raised scars. When the body under produces collagen, scars become sunken or pitted. Many people with acne scars experience pitted scars.
Squeezing or picking at blemishes or acne lesions increases the chance of damage to the skin and scarring. These actions can further infect the blemish, and up the chances of developing a scar.
Fraxel Laser helps to resurface the skin and erase acne scars by breaking down excess collagen that developed when the blemish healed. Fraxel targets the area of damage, causing the body to increase collagen production to heal the skin. This increase in new collagen erases the scar and evens out the skin. Increased collagen production also helps tighten the skin, making it look smoother and younger.
Fraxel targets very small areas- with each individual area measuring just one-tenth the width of a strand of hair. By targeting tiny areas, the skin is able to heal at a faster rate than other procedures that treat larger areas at once. Skin treated with the Fraxel laser procedure heals from the outside in, versus traditional laser treatments that result in the skin healing from the inside out.
Healing is faster with Fraxel Laser compared to other laser procedures, and patients do not have to go through a long period of pain or peeling to treat their acne scars and have great skin.
Fraxel Laser skin rejuvenation is also a great tool for patients with fine lines like crow’s feet or brow lines. It is also an excellent option for patients who have uneven skin pigment or sun damage. Fraxel Laser can be used on all skin types and tones.
Find out more about Fraxel Laser skin rejuvenation by calling Innovations Medical at 214.347.8667.