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As many as 80% of people deal with acne in their lifetime. Some people are lucky enough to recover without any permanent damage, but for many of us, acne scars remain. These scars can range from merely annoying to genuinely disfiguring. Fortunately, none of these have to be permanent; acne scar removal can help repair the damage caused by acne scarring and even avoid it in the first place by stopping acne breakouts before they start.

Acne scars come in different shapes and sizes, varying from pigmentation marks to deeper pitted holes on the skin. Depending on the severity and age of the acne scars many at home remedies will not provide the improvement the patient is seeking. A fractional CO2 laser is one of the most effective treatments to reduce the appearance of acne scars, stimulate collagen production and improve the texture of the skin. The laser uses a CO2 laser beam and fractionates the beam into little shafts of light that penetrate into the epidermis. The heat from the laser stimulates collagen production, where as the surrounding healthy skin cells accelerate the healing process. Most fractional CO2 laser treatments, such as the DEKA SMARTXIDE DOT, can be customized based on the patients skin type and their desired downtime. Generally, deeper treatments require more downtime but produce better results. The full benefits and results from the treatment can be seen in 3-6 months after the procedure, however the improvement in the texture and color of the skin is almost instant once the swelling subsides.

To find out more about Fraxel, Fractional CO2 treatments and other acne scar reduction procedures, call Avalon Laser in San Diego or Carlsbad today!

Acne itself can result from many factors, such as hormonal changes, excessive sweating, menstrual cycles, medications, pregnancy, oily cosmetic products, and even stress. Despite the wealth of over-the-counter and prescription measures, chronic breakouts often persist. This may be because most of these treatments target only the skin surface and never reach the root of the problem.

By contrast, laser acne scar removal reach to the deeper skin layers without harming the surface. Laser acne therapy reduces oil production and destroys the bacteria that cause acne breakouts. At the same time, this procedure can improve the texture of the skin and lessen the appearance of scars, making it a great option for many people who have deal with acne currently and also have scarring from previous breakouts.

Laser acne scar treatment uses combined radio-frequency (RF) energy and pulsed laser light to stimulate deeper layers of the skin to produce collagen and fill in the scarred areas. This reduces skin irregularities in the targeted area. At the same time, this method can reduce the risk of future acne breakouts and even out skin tone as well.

If you are one of the four out of five people affected by acne, you may benefit from safe, effective laser acne scar removal. For more information and to sign up for a complimentary consultation, visit Avalon Laser online at or call 800-896-1138. We are also home to an excellent acne treatment San Diego doctor. Please contact us today to get help with acne and/or acne scars.

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