Laser Treatment for Acne scars

Laser Treatment for Acne scars

Acne scars is the bad result of treating your acnes. Playing with acnes and pimples aggravates it and leads to form scar tissue around the acnes. Scar can be removed in either way by naturally or laser treatment. Laser treatment is for the immediate result for acne scars. Ablative lasers, non ablative lasers, infrared lasers and fractional lasers are the types of laser treatment available for acne scars. Natural treatment is effective with no side effects, immediate effect is not possible.

Ablative Lasers 

Ablative lasers are of two types they are CO2 lasers and erbium lasers. The CO2 laser emits light which improves atropic scars or acne scars. Combination of CO2 and erbium lasers gives an effective result with milder side effects. It gives smooth skin and reduction of acne scars. It removes the dermis layer of your skin to give results.

Laser Treatment for Acne scars

Nonablative Lasers

Non ablative lasers reduces acne scar with effectiveness but it has small damage to the epidermal layer which tightens the skin and improves the reduction of acne scars. Non ablative laser are of two types they are,

  • Infrared lasers
  • Visible light

Infrared Lasers and Visible light

Infrared and visible light lasers are used to treat acne scar with light which penetrates through the skin without affecting the epidermal layer. It has no significant side effects. This treatment is a great success in terms laser treatment for acne scars.

Laser Treatment for Acne scarsFractional Lasers

Defectiveness in ablative and non ablative lasers is handled in fractional lasers. It limits the side effects comparatively other types of laser treatment. It replaces injured or scar tissue to healthy skin tissue. Kerotinocytes, activates in migrating the injured tissues. It lowers the infection after the laser treatment with skin inflammation and dark pigmentation. Fractional lasers are used for photo aging. It treats atropic facial acne scars.

Effects of laser treatments

Mild pain, erythema, edema and scaly skin are the side effects due to laser treatment.  Bleeding and oozing are the common side effects for ablative laser treatment. Cooling effect during the treatment aggravates the pain even more. Investing money on laser treatment is not cost effective.


Even after the laser treatment for acne scars, proper care of your skin is must. Moisturizers are used to hydrate your dry skin and if it is sensitive skin, ask your doctor to prescribe medicines for after care. Sunscreen lotion with sun protection formula must be used to protect your skin from UV rays.


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