Consider laser treatment if you’d like a face or body free from acne and scarring. At the Eye Care Center of Kauai, skilled aesthetic laser technician Eileen Barretto and her team offer laser acne scarring treatment. If you live in or near Lihue, Hawaii, call the office or book an appointment online to learn more about the effective and skin-perfecting treatments available.

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How does laser treatment heal acne scarring?

Advanced laser technology treats acne scarring by stimulating the production of more collagen and elastin, which are skin strengthening compounds, to revitalize your skin’s texture.

Laser treatment uses radiofrequency and non-radiofrequency energy from intense pulsed light, or IPL, to treat acne. Heat energy from the laser shrinks the glands that produce oil in the skin and kills acne-causing bacteria.

Who is a candidate for acne scarring treatment?

Eileen or the team reviews your particular condition to ensure you’d respond well to laser treatment, but it’s generally safe for people of most skin colors, ages, and skin types. Laser treatment can also help all forms of acne, including acne cysts, whiteheads, blackheads, and pimples.

What results can I expect from acne scarring treatment?

You will see clearing your acne scarring, but it may not disappear completely. Use laser treatment as an adjunct therapy to good skin care and other acne treatments. The results may vary from person to person. Eileen and her team can give you a good idea of your results, but there’s no definitive test to determine how well your skin will respond to laser acne treatment.

When will I see the results?

It takes time to see results from acne scarring treatment, and it may take a series of treatments to achieve optimal changes. Generally, you should see a reduction in acne and the appearance of acne scarring in four to 12 weeks.

You may need follow-up treatments once or twice a year to maintain your results.

Is downtime needed for acne scarring treatment?

Laser treatment for acne scarring is non-surgical, meaning you’ll experience no blood loss, incisions, or sutures, and the risk of infection is very low. You can return to your normal daily activities immediately after a treatment session. You may have some redness and swelling right afterward, but this should dissipate within a day or two.

Be extra careful to apply sunscreen daily following laser treatment as your skin may be more sensitive than usual.

If you have acne scarring and want to learn more about how to heal your skin, call the Eye Care Center of Kauai to schedule an appointment or book a consultation online.