What can be more frustrating than acne itself? Acne scars. Acne scars can remain on your skin long after the blemishes are gone, leaving indented areas, raised spots, or dark marks.
Fortunately, there’s a solution. Laser Genesis treatment for acne scars can give you smoother skin with a more even texture.
Contact Laser Skin Solutions Jacksonville today to schedule your consultation and get ready to resolve your acne scars for good.
How Do Acne Scars Form?
Acne scars form as a result of inflammation when swelling damages the wall of the pore. Some blemishes only cause minimal damage; the scars are shallow and heal quickly. But sometimes, the tissue around a blemish suffers more substantial harm, causing deeper scars.
Acne scars can either be indentations in the skin caused by tissue loss or raised areas resulting from collagen healing the wound.
Acne scars can heal on their own over time as the skin goes through its natural healing process. However, in some cases, scars can be more significant. In this case, cosmetic treatments can improve the way the skin looks.
Laser Genesis for Acne Scars
Laser Genesis is a non-ablative laser treatment used to treat several skin concerns. Along with improving the look of acne scars, Laser Genesis can smooth fine lines and wrinkles and fade dark spots.
Laser Genesis works well for all ages and skin tones. If you’re wondering whether Laser Genesis can target your acne scars and give you smoother, more even skin, scheduling a consultation with us to discuss treatment is the first step.
How Does Laser Genesis Work?
Laser Genesis works by heating the dermis, or inner layer of skin. By heating the dermis, the laser stimulates collagen production. Collagen is a protein that keeps skin looking tight, smooth, and plump.
In addition to diminishing acne scars, the laser can also treat acne. The heat from the laser works to kill bacteria, reducing active acne and preventing new breakouts.
What to Expect During a Treatment
On the day of your appointment, we’ll prep your skin and provide protective eyewear before beginning treatment.
During treatment, we’ll pass the laser wand back and forth over the treatment area carefully and precisely. Most patients say the procedure is relaxing and describe the sensation as feeling like warm sunlight.
Treatments only require 15 to 30 minutes to complete. Many patients come in during their lunch breaks and return to their regular activities right after treatment.
After your laser treatment is complete, we’ll give you instructions to promote successful healing and maximum results.
Benefits of Getting Laser Genesis for Acne Scarring
Patients enjoy the many benefits of Laser Genesis treatments. Some of the most significant advantages of Laser Genesis include:
- Reduction of acne scarring and dark spots
- Treatment and prevention of acne breakouts
- Non-invasive and non-ablative
- Improved collagen production
- Smoother, more even skin
- Decreased pore size
- Quick treatments
- No downtime
We’ve treated numerous patients with Laser Genesis, and they have loved their results. If you’re interested in learning how Laser Genesis could benefit your skin, we look forward to discussing treatment and results with you.
Laser Genesis for Acne Scars: Frequently Asked Questions
Patients often come in with questions regarding Laser Genesis. We’ve answered some of the most common ones below, and we’re happy to discuss your questions and concerns when you come in for your appointment.
How Does Laser Genesis Compare to IPL?
IPL stands for intense pulsed light, another popular laser treatment. While the two are similar, they also have notable differences.
Laser Genesis uses a single wavelength, targeting specific molecules in the skin. IPL, on the other hand, uses multiple wavelengths, tackling multiple targets.
IPL also focuses on the skin’s surface, while Laser Genesis works underneath the surface of the skin to boost collagen production.
While both lasers offer different benefits, the one that’s better for you depends on your skin concerns and desired results. During your consultation, we can determine the laser that’s right for you.
When Will I See Results After My Treatment?
How quickly you see results from your laser treatment for acne scars depends on your skin type, the state of your skin when you begin treatment, and how your skin reacts to the treatment.
Patients often begin to see results after one or two treatment sessions. Because of the way the treatment works, results are cumulative, and you’ll see additional improvement after each session. You’ll likely see the final results three to four months after you’ve completed your treatments.
How Many Treatments of Will I Need?
For optimal results, you’ll need multiple treatments. The number of treatments you need depends on your skin type, skin health, and your aesthetic goals.
Usually, we recommend three to six treatments. We’ll space the laser treatments a few weeks apart to give your skin time to go through its natural process and create collagen.
When you come in for your consultation, we’ll examine your skin, discuss your concerns, and tailor a treatment plan to help you achieve your best results.
Is There Downtime After My Treatment?
One of the biggest advantages of this treatment is that there’s no downtime afterward. Because the laser only works on the inner layers of skin, you won’t need to set aside time for recovery.
Treat Your Acne Scars with Laser Genesis
If you’re looking for a quick and effective laser treatment for acne scars, Laser Genesis may be the best option for you. Contact Laser Skin Solutions Jacksonville online or by calling (904) 364-5585 today to schedule your consultation and get one step closer to smoother, more even skin. We serve clients in and around Jacksonville Beach, FL.