Laser For Acne Scarring
We understand how acne scarring on the face can be a source of embarrassment and dissatisfaction. Once active acne is controlled, you can embark on a course of acne scar laser treatments to improve the appearance of scars. As an added bonus, the lasers will usually also improve texture, pore size, pigmentation, fine lines and other signs of photoaging, revealing smoother and fresher looking skin.
BROWN MARKS OR SCARS
Our Picoway laser is highly effective at fading dark brown marks due to post inflammatory hyperpigmentation which is often seen in Asian skin after the active acne has subsided.
DEPRESSED ACNE SCARS
We use an advanced fractional laser system (Smartxide Fractional CO2 laser) that creates columns of controlled laser injury into the deeper layers of the skin, stimulating the production of new collagen to plump up and smoothen the skin. This helps to effectively resurface and restore collagen in the skin, reducing the appearance of depressed acne scars and textural irregularities.
RED MARKS OR SCARS
The Pulsed dye laser (VBEAM) is superb at fading pink or red marks due to post inflammatory erythema which is often seen in the early stages of acne recovery. Excellent fading can usually be seen even after 2-4 treatments.
It is important that you avoid a tan before or after your laser treatment to minimise the risk of post laser pigmentation. Before performing the treatment for you, your dermatologist will have an honest discussion with you about the predicted outcome, the estimated number of treatments required, and the possible downtime or complications. We are highly focused on the delivery of good outcomes with the lowest possible risk.
SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS RELATED TO ACNE SCARRING
Dr Ho has always had a deep interest in the treatment of acne post inflammatory hyperpigmentation and acne scarring, resulting in collaborative studies with eminent Hong Kong dermatologists and the publication of several articles in scientific journals.
- Chan NP, Ho SG, Yeung CK, Shek SY, Chan HH. Fractional ablative carbon dioxide laser resurfacing for skin rejuvenation and acne scars in Asians. Lasers Surg Med 2010 Nov; 42(9): 615-23
- Chan NP, Ho SG, Yeung CK, Shek SY, Chan HH. The use of non-ablative fractional resurfacing in Asian acne scar patients. Lasers Surg Med 2010 Dec; 42(10): 870-5
- Ho SG, Yeung CK, Chan NP, Shek SY, Kono T, Chan HH. A retrospective analysis of the management of acne post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation using topical treatment, laser treatment or combination topical and laser treatments in Oriental patients. Lasers in Surgery and Medicine 2011 Jan; 43(1): 1-7