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Acne Scar Treatment

GLO Aesthetics

Aesthetics & Primary Care located in Philadelphia, PA

Acne outbreaks can leave a lasting mark in the form of scars that make your complexion rough and uneven in tone. At GLO Aesthetics in Philadelphia, James Volpe, DO, offers laser treatments with the Icon™ Aesthetic System to effectively smooth out your complexion in a fast, noninvasive way. If you’re bothered by acne scars, call the office or book an appointment online to learn how you can benefit from scar removal treatments.

Acne Scar Treatment Q & A

What is Icon laser technology?

The Icon system offers a fast and effective way to erase acne scars. It uses fractional laser technology to break down existing scar tissue and trigger the production of new tissue. The energy stimulates your body to produce more collagen, a skin-strengthening compound, to fill in scar depressions and even out skin tone. The light therapy addresses only the scars and won’t affect surrounding skin.

Who is a candidate for laser scar removal?

The Icon laser system can treat any skin type, including very light or very dark skin. It’s perfect for anyone who wants smoother skin, but minimal treatment downtime. By treating acne scars, you can:

  • Improve your appearance
  • Enhance your self-esteem
  • Promote better skin health

People with shallower scars, such as rolling scars or lightly depressed scars, get the best results. Discuss your complexion, scar concerns, and aesthetic goals with Dr. Volpe to find out if Icon laser treatments are right for you.

What is skin resurfacing?

Skin resurfacing uses laser treatment to improve the way your skin looks and feels. This treatment approach can address acne scars along with other skin complaints, including sun damage, wrinkles, and age spots. Talk to Dr. Volpe to find out if overall laser skin resurfacing is the best way to treat your acne scars.

When will I see the effects of laser treatment for acne scars?

The laser stimulates the development of new collagen, which requires several weeks or months to take effect and improve your complexion. Dr. Volpe can give you a timeline as to when you should expect to see optimal results.

What downtime is associated with laser treatments for acne scars?

Laser treatments performed with the Icon system have minimal downtime. You may have some redness or pinkness for four to eight hours following treatment, much like a sunburn. Sensations such as stinging may also occur for the first few hours after treatment but can be relieved with cold packs or damp cloths.

Any mild swelling that occurs due to treatment fades within a few days. Most people can go about their regular activities following a session.

To learn more about laser treatment for acne scars, call GLO Aesthetics or book an appointment online.