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Why More People Are Getting Laser Treatments For Acne

Sep 27, 2021 | Acne

How Mara’s Med Spa Can Make Your Acne Scars Disappear

With an estimated 85% of Americans suffering from acne at some point in their lives, laser treatments for acne are increasing in popularity for good reason. These treatments offer a quick, largely painless, and non-invasive way to heal acne and resultant scarring, as well as reduce and minimize breakouts. At Mara’s Med Spa, our Dallas laser treatments for acne are a perfect and accessible solution to one of the most common and troublesome skin conditions faced by teens and adults alike.

Laser treatments for acne are safe and effective, as shown by a 2008 report in the British Journal of Dermatology, which found that laser treatments for acne are up to 90 percent effective and are more precise than dermabrasion and chemical peels for diminishing the visibility of acne scars.

Is your interest piqued? Here is what you need to know about acne, acne scars, and why laser treatment for acne may be right for you.

What Causes Acne?

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Acne can manifest itself in several different ways and types, but it is never welcome and can make those who are dealing with breakouts feel embarrassed and uncomfortable. The sebaceous glands in your skin, which are most prominent on the face and scalp, cause acne. These glands secrete an oily or waxy matter, called sebum, which lubricates and waterproofs the skin and hair.

But sometimes things go wrong. Acne can occur when sebum is unable to leave the skin because a hair follicle is blocked. This can cause bacterial growth below the skin surface, which can lead to blemishes and breakouts, all of which fall under the unpleasant category of acne.

How Laser Treatments For Acne Work

Whether you are currently suffering from acne or have in the past, the good news is that there are now effective treatment options for the inflammation and scars that accompany acne.

At Mara’s Med Spa in Dallas, we have seen amazing results when utilizing laser treatments for acne. This technique involves directing carefully controlled pulses of light into the epidermis. The duration and frequency of the pulses are precisely calibrated to reduce acne without damaging the surrounding tissue. Here’s how that works.

Hemoglobin in the blood vessels that feed the sebaceous glands absorb the laser light and then convert that light energy into heat. The heat from the laser helps remove the top layer of the skin where an acne scar has formed. Once this top layer of the scar peels off, the skin appears smoother, and the scar from the acne becomes less visible.

Additionally, as scar tissue breaks apart, heat and light from the laser encourage new, healthy skin cells to grow. Blood flow is drawn to the area by the heat of the laser, and inflammation decreases as the laser targets blood vessels in the scar.

While our expert medical estheticians  most often utilize this technique to target facial acne scars, laser treatments for acne can be equally effective on other areas where acne scars often appear, including:

  • Neck
  • Chest
  • Back
  • Arms

The time and duration of your procedure will depend on the nature and extent of the scars being treated. For instance, if the scars are small in size and depth, the treatment may take as little as five to ten minutes. However, deeper scars may involve a session closer to 30 minutes. Typically,  three to five treatment sessions are recommended to see visible results, but the final results are long-lasting!

Laser treatment for acne does come with some temporary and minimal side effects, such as redness or swelling around the treated areas. But once these effects recede, you’ll be left with a noticeably improved appearance and acne scars that no longer cause you embarrassment. If you live near Uptown or Highland Park Dallas areas, you can plan a free consultation with an esthetician at Mara’s Med Spa for the best skincare routine for your post-treatment skin to ensure the longest-lasting results!

Are You a Good Candidate for Laser Treatment for Acne?

If your acne has not responded to other treatments such as topical ointments or prescription medications, you may be a good candidate for laser acne therapy. In some cases, laser therapy can be even more effective when combined with other acne treatments, such as medications applied directly to the skin.

However, if you have active acne, a darker skin tone, or very wrinkled skin, you might not be a good candidate for this treatment. To find out for sure whether laser acne therapy is the best treatment option for you, schedule your complimentary consultation with the professionals at Mara’s Med Spa, who have a long record of success treating clients with laser therapy, and who are happy to address all of your questions and concerns.

Contact Mara’s Med Spa Today To Learn More About Our Dallas Laser Treatment For Acne

Are you ready to say goodbye to acne and acne scars? Then you are ready to book your complimentary laser acne treatment consultation with the experienced, knowledgeable medical estheticians at Mara’s Med Spa.  With our two locations in Dallas and flexible hours that can meet just about any schedule, you can say goodbye to the discomfort and embarrassment of acne.

Contact us today to experience firsthand the Mara’s Med Spa difference that will make you Feel. Look. Be. Confident!