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Banish Acne Scars With Laser-Resurfacing Treatment

A whopping 20% of people who get acne will experience some scarring after the fact. If you’re one of the unlucky people who ended up with acne scars, you’ve probably spent at least a little time looking for a way to get rid of them.

Now, thanks to laser technology, you have it. At Youthful Reflexion in Tarpon Springs, Florida, Mark Greig, OMD, offers acne scar removal through laser-resurfacing treatment with the PICO Genesis® laser. With this quick, nonsurgical treatment, he can trigger real change in your skin, smoothing it and lightening your acne scars.

How PICO Genesis laser resurfacing works

The outer layer of your skin — your epidermins — shows your scars. But underneath those outermost skin cells, there are new, healthier cells waiting. Because these cells are newer, they’ve experienced less damage from acne scarring. In some cases, these newer cells have no damage at all.

With the PICO Genesis laser, Dr. Greig can uncover those less-blemished cells. He uses this laser, moving it over your skin, for a treatment called laser peeling. This resurfacing treatment removes the outermost damaged layer of skin. This reveals the healthier cells underneath, giving you less noticeable pigmentation from your scarring. 

At the same time, this laser treatment sends heat into the next layer of your skin, your dermis. There, the therapeutic heat stimulates the production of collagen, the protein that makes your skin smooth and supple. With more collagen, any pockmarks or other elevation changes in your skin become less noticeable. 

Ultimately, laser resurfacing addresses both issues with acne scars: the darkening they cause on your skin and the way they interrupt your skin’s texture. 

What to expect after laser-resurfacing treatment 

PICO Genesis is a nonsurgical treatment that usually takes just 20 minutes. 

You can continue on with your day right after, but you might experience some swelling and redness for a day or two afterward. 

It’s important to protect your skin from the sun after laser treatment. We recommend a wide-brimmed hat and sunscreen. 

Generally, people get the acne scar reduction they want with four laser-resurfacing treatments. Talk with Dr. Greig about your skin goals so he can recommend a personalized treatment program for you.

In some cases, Dr. Greig may recommend microneedling with your laser-resurfacing treatment to give you the best results. This treatment stimulates collagen and elastin production to give you the smoothest skin possible. 

Are you ready to finally say goodbye to your acne scars? To explore your treatment options and get your best skin, call our office or schedule your appointment online

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