Acne breakouts leave deep scars on your face that last long after you’ve stopped developing acne. The acne scars can make your skin seem rough, pock-marked, old, and damaged, leading to severe self-consciousness. However, laser technologies can replace the superficially damaged layers of the skin with new and youthful skin tissues, making the acne scars fade away. Dr. Nirav Savalia and the team at Newport Beach Center for Plastic Surgery use the multi-purpose Cynosure Icon technology to suppress acne scars and smoothen skin tissues.
What is Acne Scar Treatment?
Acne scar treatment refers to methods and techniques that remove the uppermost layer of the skin, replacing it with new skin tissues without the acne scars. We use the laser resurfacing technique for acne scar treatment because it provides dramatic results in short periods. Furthermore, laser resurfacing is a safe and convenient procedure that concludes within 30 minutes with no downtime, ensuring optimal results.
Cutting-Edge Acne Scar Treatment with Cynosure Icon
Newport Beach Center for Plastic Surgery uses cutting-edge Cynosure Icon technology for acne scar treatments. Cynosure Icon is a versatile technology with numerous handpieces, each addressing different skin concerns. The Icon 1540 Fractional laser is designed to address textural irregularities, such as acne scars, stretch marks, and surgical scars.
During treatment, the non-ablative laser delivers special columns of light energy to specific areas of the skin, creating micro-injuries and leaving the surrounding skin unharmed. This treatment triggers the body’s natural healing process, and new, healthy skin is regenerated, replacing the damaged tissue. The fractional laser can be customized to focus on specific problem areas.
The Cynosure Icon platform is extremely comfortable and painless because of the contact cooling system. The technology cools the skin tissues on contact, thereby preventing the discomfort usually associated with laser treatments. Furthermore, the device includes various microlenses, allowing the provider to adjust the treatment according to your specific needs, treatment speed, depth, etc.
Benefits of Acne Scar Treatment with Cynosure Icon
- Non-surgical and non-invasive treatment
- Painless and comfortable treatment
- Can be customized according to your skin type
- Suitable for all skin types, including tanned skin
- No harsh side effects or complications
- No downtime
The Acne Scar Treatment Experience
The acne scar treatment starts with a personal consultation with our cosmetic providers. They examine your acne scars, discuss your cosmetic goals, and review your medical history to curate the ideal treatment plan. They adjust the 1540 Fractional laser settings to deliver highly-controlled laser energy into the targeted regions. The device is gradually moved over the treatment areas to create micro-injuries on the skin’s surface, activating your body’s natural healing response. The entire procedure concludes within 30 minutes with no downtime.
Results and Recovery
You can resume all your daily activities and work immediately after the laser resurfacing treatment. Your skin may feel a little sore and red for a few hours, but not enough to prevent you from working. You’ll have to wear sunscreen and avoid direct sunlight for a few days, but that’s about the extent of your post-treatment limitations. The results will appear gradually over multiple sessions. Your cosmetic provider will recommend the ideal treatment frequency for your specific goals.