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Scar Removal for Acne in Brampton: What Can I Expect?

Acne scarring can make us self-conscious, but the good news is that there are treatments available. On a side note, you may want to reserve treatments of this nature for those above the age of majority. Why? Everyone’s skin is different, and each of us has a certain ability (or lack thereof) to heal scar to tissue to some degree. If you suffer from acne scarring and are in your early teens, you may just find that they fade on their own quite well as your skin matures. If this turns out to not be the case, then you always have access to scar removal for acne treatments in Brampton!


Effectiveness and result time

The first thing you should note when considering scar removal for acne in Brampton via laser is that you need to temper your expectations in the beginning. Since laser’s effects on the skin take time to reveal themselves, you can’t bet on seeing immediate results. The journey to smoother skin will take time, and in the meantime, you have to maintain a good skin care regime to prevent new acne and new scarring. Very light moisturizers and water-based makeups (when required) are part of that important regime.

Where to go?

As always, you need to discuss the possibility of treatment with your dermatologist. Although many people are great candidates for laser scar removal for acne in Brampton, it’s always best to get confirmation from a medical professional. Most dermatologists offer this treatment, or can refer you to a local technologist that performs it. If you are in an urban location, such as Brampton, Toronto, or even Vancouver, you should have no problem finding a treatment facility.

Treatment

Acne scarring is most often treated with Fraxel laser, which activates the skins natural healing processes. Fraxel can help reduce and eliminate age spots, scarring and even fine lines and wrinkles. A numbing cream is applied to the skin and allowed to sit for a period of time before the process of scar removal for acne in Brampton begins. The treatment can be accomplished fairly quickly on the face, usually in under 20 minutes, and there is no down time post treatment.

Side effects?

Not really. You can expect a mild reddening or maybe warming of the skin post-treatment; however this is temporary, and makeup can be applied immediately after treatment to reduce the appearance of redness. Fraxel laser can be used on all skin types of all ethnicities, unlike the laser technology that came before it. Scar removal for acne in Brampton is very safe and non-invasive.

Duration of treatment?

Although each treatment to your acne scarring will only last 20 minutes or so, depending on the amount of damage and severity, you will likely need to attend several sessions of scar removal for acne in Brampton to achieve optimal results. You will take 2-4 week breaks in between treatments to allow the full effects of each treatment phase to occur, and to ensure the skin is given ample time to heal itself.
If you are looking for scar removal for acne treatments in the Brampton or greater Toronto area, you have lots of options. Consult with your dermatologist or physician today.

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