Acne Scarring


Acne scarring is areas of permanent skin damage caused when severe acne causes damage to the skin’s tissue. As the acne heals, the tissue is replaced with scar tissue, leaving behind discolored and pitted areas on the skin. Acne scarring is a common condition that many people suffer from and can range from mild to severe.


Laser treatments for acne scarring typically use an ablative laser to vaporize the affected area of skin. This creates a controlled injury to the skin, which triggers the skin’s natural healing process. As the skin repairs itself, the laser treatment helps to reduce scars, smooth rough skin texture, and reduce discoloration from acne scarring.


Generally, you can expect slight discomfort as the laser is applied, and a feeling like a rubber band snapping the skin. Your skin may become slightly red and swollen after the treatment, and you may experience tightness and dryness


After the treatment you may experience some swelling, redness, and/or dryness for a few days. To minimize discomfort, it is important to follow the post-treatment instructions given to you by your skin specialist. These instructions might include avoiding sun exposure and avoiding certain skincare products.


The number of laser treatments recommended for acne scarring varies, depending on the individual and the severity of the condition. Your skin therapist will be able to advise you after your second or third session how many more sessions is required. The sessions is 4 to 6 weeks apart.

Before and Afters

Fotona offers a laser acne treatment protocol that provides a truly comprehensive solution to the problem of acne. Fotona’s precisely controlled Nd:YAG laser light safely penetrates into skin to effectively target overactive sebaceous glands and to reduce the risk of developing new acne inflammation.

For improving the appearance of acne scars, Fotona offers a complementary laser treatment based on a precise and gentle skin resurfacing procedure in which an Er:YAG laser beam is absorbed by the top micro-layers of the skin to vaporize scarred tissue and stimulate the production of new collagen in the dermis.

Fast results, Without Side-Effects

For active acne, Fotona’s laser treatment reduces acne inflammation through photoselective absorption and controlled heating effects. Fotona’s high powered Nd:YAG laser safely penetrates the skin to an optimal treatment depth to thermally and selectively destroy overactive sebaceous glands.

In addition to its thermal penetration effects, the Nd:YAG acne laser treatment also accelerates the healing process and stimulates collagen remodeling, an important step in the long-term treatment of acne.

Gentle & Effective Acne Scar Revision

For treating problematic acne scars, Fotona’s Er:YAG laser wavelength is ideal for gentle ablative scar revision. The Er:YAG laser safely and effectively provides the minimal penetration depth required for light resurfacing of acne-scarred skin, helping to improve skin texture and tone. Unlike chemical peels and dermabrasion, laser skin resurfacing allows the penetration depth to be precisely controlled. The laser gently vaporizes micron-thin layers of the acne-scarred surface to reveal healthy, undamaged skin below. Laser resurfacing is a fast, safe and simple procedure.


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