You’re not alone if you’re still dealing with the remains of acne. Not only does acne leave some of us emotionally vulnerable, but often it leaves physical scars behind, too. Let’s put a positive spin on it. Think of this issue as the last hurdle to jump over. The worst is over, because once your acne is gone there’s just one thing to be rid of: the scars! As you know, we offer some of the best treatments available, and laser scar removal is one of them.
Keep reading for some frequently asked questions about laser scar removal treatments and see if they might be a good fit for you.
Who is a good candidate?
Typically, good candidates are in good health. Sunburn or other skin conditions may disqualify you from being an ideal candidate. Please schedule a consultation with Dr. Rhee to determine if you are a good candidate.
What kind of scars can be treated?
Generally, scars left behind from acne, accidents, surgeries, and even some wrinkles can be improved with laser treatments. Scars can not be completely removed, though they can be made to look less noticeable.
How does it work?
There are a few options when it comes to laser scar removal. Intense pulse light therapy works by sending light energy through the outer layer of the skin, down into the dermal layer where it stimulates collagen productions. Other lasers like the Co2 work by removing surface layers of the skin to reveal healthier skin below.
How much will it cost?
Please contact our office to get an idea of what laser scar treatments may cost. Also, it is important to check with insurance. Often, scar revision or removal treatments are considered cosmetic procedures and are not covered by insurance.
If you’re ready to watch those scars fade into the background, then laser scar removal treatments might be perfect for you. Whether your scars come from acne, surgery, or even accidents, laser treatments can be customized to your specific needs. Call us at (631) 424-6707 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Rhee today!