Wanting to Get Rid of Acne Scars? PicoSure May Be the Solution

The effects of embarrassing acne can linger long after the breakouts have cleared up. The scars left behind can forever mar your complexion. But the evidence of those breakouts doesn’t have to be permanent. Laser Skin Solutions Jacksonville can help you achieve smoother, clearer looking skin with PicoSure treatments.
Why Does Acne Cause Scarring?
Only certain types of acne cause permanent scarring. Minor lesions that appear on the skin’s surface, like blackheads or whiteheads usually don’t do enough damage to cause scarring. It’s those deep lesions that cause a break in the follicle wall, destroying healthy skin tissue, which can lead to scarring when new collagen fibers form in an effort to repair the damage. Unfortunately, this emergency repair job on collagen’s part usually isn’t very smooth or flawless-looking.
What Is PicoSure?
PicoSure is an FDA-approved aesthetic laser treatment that uses energy, rather than heat. This means that there’s less tissue damage and discomfort as a result. PicoSure converts the energy of the laser into pressure waves that gently activate the skin’s natural healing abilities through a process called Cell Signaling. PicoSure treatment has been shown to be effective at removing acne scars in an impressive 86% of patients.
How Does It Help Erase Acne Scars?
The PicoSure lasers work firstly to remove the damaged layers of skin. This is done layer by layer in the process, gradually revealing new skin. The light from the laser also stimulates the production of collagen, resulting in a natural rejuvenation process.
What Can I Expect from a Treatment?
First, you’ll have a consultation to ensure PicoSure is the right option for you. You will be asked about medication, allergies, etc. If you’re a smoker, be prepared to stop two weeks prior to treatment.
Once you start the process, each session will take as little as 15, and as much as 45 minutes to complete, depending on the severity of the scarring.
A local anesthetic will be applied to the area before the treatment to ensure any minor discomfort you may experience will be lessened.
After each procedure, you’ll be given follow up instructions to prevent issues such as scabbing. The best news is that it usually only requires 3 to 4 sessions at most to be effective.
If the scars left behind from acne are still affecting your confidence in your appearance, visit the experts at Laser Skin Solutions Jacksonville in Jacksonville Beach, FL to see what we can do for you. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!

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