Hi, I have a lot of pimples on my face and dull skin also a lot of acne marks. I want to perform laser treatment on my face as I have seen on Youtube videos that this treatment solves all these problems. Is it true??

Asked anonymously on 5th January, 2021 at 11:45 pm

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Last edited on 10th Jun at 11:34 pm

In this treatment a light is made to focus on the upper layers of your skin to break down the tissue containing scars, which simultaneously encourages the growth of newer, healthy looking skin cells that eventually replace the older scarred tissue. Laser treatment can effectively reduce the appearance of acne by itself. But to achieve more drastic results such as acne free skin, it would have to be carried out in combination with other treatments.
There are 3 types of laser techniques based on the scar which is being targeted:
i.) Ablative laser resurfacing device: makes use of an erbium YAG or CO2 laser to remove the entire upper layer of your skin where scarring is present. It can take 3 to 10 days before the redness from ablative laser begins to subside.
ii.) Non-ablative laser resurfacing: This treatment uses infrared lasers, heat of which plays a vital role in stimulating collagen production and encourages growth of newer cells as well, so as to replace damaged, scarred tissue.
iii.) Fractionated laser treatment: The tissue underneath your scar is stimulated using laser, so as to remove cells that are darkly pigmented and situated underneath the topmost layer of your skin. Boxcar and icepick scars can in some cases respond well to this kind of laser.
Typical side effects will be swelling, redness, and pain at the site of treatment. While hyperpigmentation and some skin infection are some of the risks which you may want to be vary of. If you are considered fit for this treatment by the doctor, then in that case you may have to avoid certain kind of supplements, smoking and skin care products containing certain ingredients, for few weeks before this treatment will take place.
To know more, you may get in touch with experts from our page - Laser Resurfacing doctors in Mumbai, or that of any other city. You can reach out to us as well!