Can Lasers Do Away with Acne Scars?

Do acne scars have you feeling self-conscious or embarrassed? Are you tired of topical treatments that promise to get rid of stubborn scars, but don’t deliver? 

The experienced team members at DiStefano Medical Spa in Chattanooga, Tennessee, understand how frustrating scars can be, especially when they appear on your face or areas not usually concealed by your clothes.

If you’re tired of trying to cover up or conceal your acne scars, we have great news! Dr. Deborah DiStefano and nurse practitioner Deborah Gray lead our aesthetic team in providing a full line of medical spa treatments, including laser therapy for acne scars.   

Advances in laser technology mean you no longer have to accept unsightly acne scars. Now you can choose to undergo fast and effective laser skin resurfacing to minimize the appearance of even the most difficult acne scars. 

Read on to learn more about laser treatments for acne scars. 

What are laser treatments?

Laser resurfacing delivers energy into your skin in the form of short bursts of concentrated light and heat. This energy removes thin layers of skin on the surface of your body and stimulates new skin cell growth. The result? The size and appearance of your scars improve, leaving your skin renewed and fresh.  

Laser resurfacing is an effective skin treatment that requires little to no downtime after treatment, depending on the treatment area and size of scars. Studies demonstrate that laser therapy is extremely effective at minimizing the appearance of scars.

The team at DiStefano Medical Spa can use lasers to treat other problem issues at the same time your acne scars are being addressed. Our most popular services include:

Since treatment plans are customized to meet every patient’s unique wants and needs, your provider at DiStefano Medical Spa can help you choose the right combination of laser treatments for your aesthetic goals.

Can everyone get laser resurfacing?

Laser treatments are safe for most healthy patients looking to reduce the appearance of acne scars, but different laser treatment systems have different side effects. That’s why it’s important to seek treatment from medical professionals trained and experienced in using laser therapy, like the team at DiStefano Medical Spa. 

At our office, your provider assesses your overall health and skin condition to recommend the best treatments for your acne scars. If you’re a candidate for laser therapy, we customize a laser treatment plan designed to give you stunning results.

What are laser treatments like?

Since no two people have identical acne scars, no two laser treatment plans are exactly the same. At DiStefano Medical Spa, our team makes individualized treatment plans the core of our approach. 

Even though your treatments are customized, many laser sessions begin with an application of a topical anesthetic, and most patients experience little to no discomfort. Patients looking to eliminate acne scars usually undergo several sessions in which the expertly controlled laser penetrates the treatment areas. 

During your session, the energy sent from the laser into your skin stimulates collagen and elastin production, encouraging the replacement of scarred skin with new, healthy skin. Most of our patients enjoy a dramatic improvement in the appearance of their acne scars after only a handful of laser treatments.

How many laser sessions do I need? 

The number of laser treatments you need depends on your individual skin condition and your personal aesthetic goals. Your provider uses this information to determine how many sessions are best for your resurfacing. 

The number of sessions may be adjusted depending on how your skin responds to treatment, with some patients requiring fewer sessions and others one or two additional treatments. Your provider at DiStefano Medical Spa creates a laser treatment plan to safely and effectively make your acne scars a thing of the past. 

Ready to say goodbye your acne scars? Let us customize a plan that works best for you. Learn more by calling contacting our Chattanooga office to schedule a consultation or booking an appointment online now!

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