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Treat Acne Scars With Pico Laser Treatment

As the most common skin condition in the United States, acne affects millions of people, causing breakouts that can take a toll on you both physically and emotionally. Even when those dreaded breakouts subside, many people are left with acne scars, lingering and unpleasant reminders that won’t go away on their own.

Fortunately, treatments are available today that can smooth out and fade acne scars, including the advanced PicoSure laser system. In this post, the team at LA Skincare Center describes how these lasers work to reduce the appearance of acne scars, so you can decide if it’s a good choice for you.

Why acne scars happen

Acne breakouts happen when excess oil, dead skin cells, and other debris are trapped in your skin’s hair follicles. Bacteria normally found on your skin feed on the debris, rapidly multiplying and causing inflammation that shows up as papules and pustules.

Typically, skin heals itself over the following week or two, leaving the infected area smooth and clear. But sometimes, those papules and pustules create deeper damage that creates a scar.

Anyone can develop acne scars, but they tend to be more common when:

The way your skin heals following a breakout also plays a big role in whether you’ll develop scars.

Made up of tough collagen fibers, scars form as part of your body’s healing process, possibly as a way to prevent future damage. When your body makes too much or too little collagen, you can wind up developing acne scars.

Fade acne scars with laser treatment

Though acne scars can fade a little bit over time, they won’t go away on their own. The PicoSure laser system relies on advanced technology designed specifically to rejuvenate acne-scarred skin for smoother, clearer results.

PicoSure laser uses brief, targeted bursts of highly focused energy to break up deposits of tough collagen fibers. These fibers are absorbed by your body and naturally eliminated, leaving smoother skin behind.

Each treatment takes about 10 minutes, depending on the size of the area being treated, and most people benefit from a series of treatments spaced out over several weeks. Your treatment regimen will depend on factors unique to you, like your skin type and the type and depth of your scars.

After Pico Laser treatment, there’s no downtime, but you can expect your skin to be pinkish and sensitive in the treatment area. These symptoms subside within a day or two. It’s important to avoid direct sun exposure during the initial healing period to avoid irritating sensitive skin.

Enjoy a smoother, clearer complexion

Acne scars can take a toll on your complexion and your self-confidence, too. To learn how the PicoSure laser system can help you enjoy a smoother, clearer, healthier-looking complexion, request an appointment online or over the phone with the team at LA Skincare Center in El Segundo, California, today.

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