Acne Scars

Visalia Laser and Skin

Medical Spa located in Visalia, CA

Even after you’ve grown out of the juvenile acne stage, you might still have unpleasant remnants from past breakouts. At Visalia Laser and Skin, the providers use advanced laser skin resurfacing to smooth out your skin and diminish your acne scars. If you’d like to try skin rejuvenation in the Visalia, California, area, make an appointment online or over the phone. The practice offers easy scheduling and competitive pricing for this leading-edge treatment.

Acne Scars Q & A

Visalia Laser and Skin

What causes acne scars?

When oil and dead skin cells build up inside a pore, they create the perfect environment for bacteria to proliferate. When the pore gets clogged and bacteria builds up, acne results.

The amount of inflammation around a pimple and the damage it causes to the follicle walls increase the likelihood of scarring. Scarring is further exacerbated by picking at pimples and scabs, which interferes with the healing process.

Breakouts deep under the skin create more trauma to the skin and require longer healing time than zits near the surface. Blackheads and whiteheads typically don’t cause scarring, but lesions and cysts do because of the damage they cause.

How can I prevent acne scars from forming?

You can take preventive measures to help minimize acne scarring:

  • Prevent pimples and treat them as soon as they form
  • Minimize inflammation as much as possible with ice or topical acne treatments
  • Refrain from popping or picking at pimples
  • Avoid picking off scabs left behind by pimples

Despite your best efforts, you may not be able to prevent all occurrences of scarring. Fortunately, Visalia Laser and Skin offers treatments to minimize the appearance of scars.

How do you treat acne scars?

The providers diminish your acne scars with the GentleMax Pro® laser system. This innovative skin rejuvenation procedure uses the precision of lasers to peel away damaged layers of skin, exposing tighter skin and a clearer complexion.

During a laser skin resurfacing treatment, the provider has you rest comfortably on an exam table while they prepare you for the procedure. They may use a local anesthetic to numb the treatment area.

Next, they use the handpiece from the laser machine’s console to direct the laser beams at the treatment area. The lasers remove the epidermis, or the outer layer of skin, and heat the underlying dermis to stimulate collagen growth.

After your effortless treatment, the provider bandages the treatment area and provides you with detailed care instructions. You may have to clean and apply petroleum jelly to the area multiple times per day to prevent scabbing.

If you’re interested in competitively-priced laser skin rejuvenation for your acne scars, contact Visalia Laser and Skin online or over the phone for easy scheduling.