Acne is the result of hair follicles being clogged by a mixture of skin oil, dirt, and dead skin cells. Whiteheads, blackheads, pimples, and cysts are all types of lesions acne can produce. Acne typically appears on the face and neck, but can be found on the back, shoulders, and arms.
Even mild acne can produce scarring, although the more severe acne (cystic) is associated more strongly with the risk of scarring. It’s hard to tell, though, who will develop scarring and how severe it will be.
Scars are the result of injury to the skin, and what you see is the loss of skin tissue or the build-up of excess skin tissue. You can basically get one of two types of scarring: depressed (pitted) scars or elevated (thickened) scars.
Treating acne with laser therapy will take approximately 4-5 treatments.
What to expect
Before treatment, you'll need to remove any makeup and/or shave the targeted area. The treatment will feel soothing and give you a warm sensation. Some redness may appear immediately after the procedure, but it will fade within a few hours.
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