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CO2 ACNE SCARS LASER TREATMENT

THE REASONS FOR CHOOSING CO2 ACNE SCARS LASER TREATMENT

  • Significantly reducing lines and wrinkles
  • Tightening and firming the skin
  • Stimulating new collagen production
  • Correcting sun damaged skin
  • Improving the appearance of acne scars

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WHAT TO EXPECT

The laser delivers light that creates many tiny holes in the surface of the skin. The laser only targets a small Portion of the skin leaving most of the skin intact. The untreated healthy skin that surrounds the vaporised tissue stimulates accelerated collagen product and promotes skin healing.

It is a skincare process that requires lasers to aid in refining skin texture and overall appearance.

On the basis of your specific requirements, your dermatologist will suggest either ablative or non-ablative lasers. Ablative lasers consist of carbon dioxide (CO2) and Erbium. CO2 laser resurfacing treatments are performed to remove scars, warts, and deep wrinkles. Erbium, on the other hand, is performed to remove finer lines and wrinkles. Ablative lasers are known to eliminate the outer layer of the skin.

Acne scar types

  • Boxcar scar
  • ice pick scar
  • rolling scar
  • tethered scar
  • anchored scar
  • hypertrophic scar
  • macular scar
  • Keloid scar
  • This is conducted through tangential lighting which shows the top and bottom of the acne scars.

    CO2 ACNE SCARS LASER TREATMENT is known to be the best solution for rolling scars and larger boxcar scars.

    What skin conditions can CO2 laser help?
    The CO2 laser is suitable for both men and women and can improve the appearance of the skin by:

    · Significantly reducing lines and wrinkles

    · Tightening and firming the skin

    · Stimulating new collagen production

    · Correcting sun damaged skin

    · Producing an even skin tone

    · Improving the appearance of acne scars

    How many treatments will I need?
    The number of treatments required is dependent upon the depth of treatment. A Deep Laser Peel delivers the greatest improvement for lines and wrinkles; skin elasticity and acne scars require the fewest treatments. However, the downtime post treatment is longer. Typically, only 1-2 sessions are required with repeat treatment at six months for further improvement. A Soft Laser Peel does not have such a long downtime but repeat sessions are more likely. Usually, 2-3 sessions are required at 3-4 monthly intervals.

    How long does treatment take?
    It takes about 30 minutes to treat the full face. However, some pre and post treatment care is required, and you will need to be at the clinic for about 2 hours.

    What should I expect after the treatment?
    After your CO2 treatment you need to be prepared for some downtime. Immediately after the procedure your skin will be red, and you are likely to feel as though you have bad sunburn. It is also normal to experience swelling, particularly around the eyes. Swelling is present for 24-48 hours post treatment.

    For the first few days following treatment your skin will form a ‘micro-crust’ and have a bronzed appearance. The skin will also feel quite tight, and it is important that your skin does not dry out (using Vaseline will help to avoid this). The length of downtime will vary depending upon the density and depth of the treatment. This could be between 4 – 14 days. We will carefully discuss your treatment goals and expected downtime during a consultation.

    When will results be visible?
    You will notice benefits within 7 days of treatment. Some erythema (redness) may remain, but the skin will be visibly improved. The laser stimulates production of collagen so you will experience progressive benefits for at least six months post treatment. The new collagen will promote skin tightening and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

    What should I do if I am concerned?
    We will schedule a follow up appointment 2-3 days after your treatment. However, should you have any concerns prior to your allotted date please do not hesitate to contact the clinic.

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      Our clinicians, doctor and surgeons see and counsel you on multiple occasions prior to your surgery or treatment. They will also check on your following your surgery or treatment in follow-up consultations to ensure we achieve optimum results. We take photos throughout your journey with us as part of your medical records, with your consent, to ensure we are able to show you the satisfactory outcome and to show the difference in appearance. We provide the same high level of professional care o all of our patients.

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      THE CONSULTATION

      We will go through your medical history and address any concerns and questions that you may have and discuss the risks and benefits of the treatment options with you.

      Post-Treatment care

      We will provide you with aftercare instructions. Please refer to this for guidance. You will most likely wish to arrange for a few days off work. It is best not to apply make-up for a few days. It is also important to avoid prolonged sun exposure and apply minimum an SPF 50 such everyday whatever the weather.

      BEFORE & AFTER

      Our excellent reputation for patient safety and satisfaction, honest advice and outstanding care means your journey with The Private Clinic will be an exciting experience to a newfound shape. Take a look at some of the results below

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      FAQs

      Our consultations take place at My Cosmetic Clinic, 77-79 Chapel Street, Manchester, M3 5BZ.
      During the consultation, we will explore your concerns and the impact they may or may not be having on you. We will discuss the background to these concerns and any relevant past medical history.

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