Acne Scar Laser Treatment for Brown and Black Skin: How does it work?

People of color have added protection against UV rays, and a sheen to the skin because of something called melanin. While melanin is typically known as a good thing, those that are gifted with pigmented skin are a bit more susceptible to hyperpigmentation. Hyperpigmentation occurs with a rash, pimples, inflammation, or a simple scratch. Dark marks and acne scarring can occur. It can even take more than two years to fade!

Fortunately for people with brown or black skin tones, there is a treatment available that can help reduce the appearance of dark marks and acne scarring. Acne scar laser treatment is a great option for those looking to enhance the look of their skin, with minimal down time. Acne scar laser treatment is so noninvasive, that you can even go right back to work after a treatment session!

Laser treatments have proven to be the quickest way to reduce the appearance of scars and hyperpigmentation that is left in the wake of an acne break out. Lasers are used to emit a high amount of monochromatic light, which is a light that is limited when it comes to wavelengths. Most substances are unaffected by monochromatic light, but it combats others with great intensity. There are different settings that are used to treat specific conditions. For example, one could be used against melanin, while another could dig deep to make tattoo ink disappear! The lasers are used to heat specific areas of the skin that need to be treated, and the are very precise.  Pulsed lasers are used in order to keep healthy cells in tact.

When the pores within the skin full up with oils, dead skin cells, and bacteria, acne forms. The pore becomes inflamed and will burst. This typically happens deep down inside of the pore, and the infected liquid spreads into the deeper tissues. This can make large imperfections on the skin. To repair the damage naturally, the body tries to create collagen. This will change the smoothness and texture of the skin that has been affected. Depressions, indentations, and excess skin can form. Hypertrophic scarring happens when there is excessive collagen produces. Skin bumps and ridges are signs of this type of scarring. Atrophic scarring occurs because tissue is lost while the body is trying to heal. Depressions, ice pick scars, and boxcar scars can occur.

Acne scar laser treatment is ideal for those that want results without a hassle. Contacting a professional today will get you started on the brand-new you that you are longing to see when you look in the mirror. Those of color are pleasantly surprised when they see the results after acne scar laser treatment sessions. A professional will be able to help determine what type of treatment is necessary to achieve the desired result, and they will assist in helping you learn all about the process before you head into the office for treatment. You will feel confident with your decision to go into the medical facility, and confident with your results on the way out! Of course, multiple sessions may be needed to treat the troublesome scars, but treatment will not get in the way of your daily routine. It takes minimal time, and there is no down time after a session. Simply stop in, and then continue with your day as you normally would.

To avoid acne scarring in the future, there are two particular things that come to mind. First, don’t pick at your blemishes! It is difficult to leave them alone when all you want to do is pop in order to minimize their appearance, but if you do, you will end up with scarring! Popping a whitehead causes more damage than leaving it along. Inflammation occurs, and your body will lose collagen. This results in your skin not healing as good as it could. Second, stay out of the sun! Too much sun exposure can make acne worse. Always use sunscreen to protect yourself.

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