Acne Scars and Fractional Laser: Things You Need to Know

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If you are dealing with acne, you are not alone.  According to Acne and Rosacea Society of Canada, acne affects 90 percent teenagers and one in five women in the country.

Acne is one the of the most common skin issues in the world. Regardless of age, gender or lifestyles, everyone experiences acne breakouts in their life. That being said, it starts around the age of puberty and can continue into adulthood.

Acne is caused by clogged pores and accumulation of sebum (an oily substance produced by oil glands). These pores contain bacteria, which leads to the growth of whiteheads, pimples and blackheads in the skin.  Acne can appear anywhere on your body, including your face, arms, back, etc.

Although acne is not a life-threatening skin condition, it can adversely affect a person’s mood, self-confidence and quality of life.

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If you thought acne was bad, acne scars are even more difficult to deal with. Sometimes, acne leaves behind scars. Acne scarring is caused by active inflammation in the dermis.

Acne scars take a lot time to fade. In many cases, people seek treatment to get rid of permanent scars.

The best treatment for the removal of acne scars is fractional laser.

Understanding fractional laser treatment

A safe, non-invasive and effective treatment, fractional laser is used for correcting acne scars, wrinkles and fine lines, age spots, stretch marks and skin discoloration. It can be used on the face and any part of the body.

The procedure involves the use of a laser device that targets a small portion of the skin at a time.  Fractional laser can be used on the dermal and epidermal layers of the skin. It is a great treatment for enhancing the overall texture and tone of the skin.

If you are searching for acne or acne scar removal in Calgary, contact us.

With extensive experience in cosmetic and aesthetic treatments, Prestige Cosmetic Clinic and Organic Aesthetic Spa is a trustworthy source for acne removal treatments in Calgary.

We offer an array of acne treatments, including fractional laser, chemical peels, hydrafacial, IPL Photofacial, microdermabrasion to treat acne and oily skin.

Call us at +1 403 680 2198 to determine the best treatment for your acne and your skin type. Rest assured, our qualified and experienced doctors and aestheticians use natural products and advanced technology to mitigate the risk of side effects or other complications.