Fotona Laser for Acne Scar Treatment is available at Beau & Hans Clinic in Johor Bahru since 2014 that effectively treats Scar tissue
Acne scars are permanent textural changes and indentations that occur on the skin as a result of severely inflamed acne. It is usually seen when the deeper layer of skin is involved in the damaged, where the skin attempts to repair these lesions by forming imperfect scar tissues.
What are the treatment options:
There are many options available to treat acne scars, including: Fractional/Ablative Laser, Scar Subcision Techniques, Dermabrasion, Chemical peels, Dermal filler injections etc. Treatment can be done separately or in combination with other options, or done repeatedly at proper intervals to obtain better results.
To improve the appearance of acne scars, FOTONA laser utilizes precise yet gentle DUO LASER beam technique. Lasers are absorbed by the micro-layers of the skin, thus vaporizing the scar tissues and at the same time, stimulating the production of new collagen in the dermal layer of the skin to improve remodeling and healing.
“A Fast and Simple Solution for Smoother Skin – Fotona Laser”
Fotona Laser Acne Scars Treatment
How does it work?
FOTONA dual-wavelength laser system consist of Er:YAG laser and Nd:YAG laser, it is the most ideal option for scar remodeling and resurfacing, it is also commonly used for rejuvenation treatments for tightening purposes, reduction of fine lines and smoothening out irregularities in the skin.
“Best clinical results are obtained by employing two complementary wavelengths of near infrared lasers (Er:YAG and Nd:YAG – TwinLight Tx).”
FOTONA’s Nd:YAG laser is able to penetrate deeply into the skin to create thermal effects without damaging the surrounding structures, thus stimulating the process of new collagen synthesis.
FOTONA’s Er:YAG laser wavelength is ideal for ablating scars for revision. Safely, effectively and accurately provides good penetration depth required for optimal resurfacing of acne-scarred skin, easily improving skin texture and skin tone. The laser vaporizes micron-thin layers of the acne-scarred surface to reveal healthy, undamaged skin below, making laser resurfacing a fast yet safe and simple procedure.
“ER YAG VS CO2 Laser in Scar Revision,
Scientific & Clinical Research:
In summary, fractional Er:YAG and CO2 lasers provided comparable outcome of scar treatment. However, fractional CO2 lasers were associated with a higher degree of discomfort during treatment and tended to created higher incidence of Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation.
~Manuskiatti W. Journal of the Laser and Health Academy, Vol. 2011. No. 1”
How is the procedure carried out?
To reduce any discomfort during laser, a topical numbing cream is applied to the skin prior to treatment. After which, the laser will be carried out and it takes about 15 minutes to half an hour of treatment per session. Patients often described the sensation as a warm to hot prickly sensation. The discomfort level is often described as mild.
How do I take care of my skin after Fotona Laser?
After the treatment, your skin may feel as if it has been sunburnt. Patient is instructed to wait until the next morning to wash the treated areas, and to use ice water to do so. Usually the discomfort will be much reduced after the first 24 hours. Patient is then allowed to use a mild cleanser to cleanse the face, but to avoid product with exfoliants such as scrubs; antiageing or whitening products; toner containing high alcohol contents. Skin should always be patted dry and not rubbed. We would also advise to avoid bathing with very hot water, performing strenuous exercises, and undergoing facial massages 2–5 days after the laser.
How is the healing period?
The first 24 hours, your skin might look generally pinkish, deeper acne scars will exhibit darker maroon or reddish color, all these will then form scabs, which will peel off on its own the next 4-7 days. Deeper scar areas would require more aggressive treatment, thus after the scabs dropped off, they might still appear to be slightly pinkish in color, this can last for a few weeks. Sun protection is compulsory throughout the healing period, but you can start putting on light make after the first week itself.
Healing depends on how intensive the laser treatment was, and also on how fast each individual usually heals. Sometimes during the healing period, combined soothing therapy such as hydration treatment or skin soothing procedure are suggested to reduce post-laser healing time. Feel free to discuss with your doctor regarding any adjuvant options to help your skin heal faster.
When will I see results, how many treatments would I need?
Results depends on the severity of your acne scars, as well as the type of your acne scar. Rolling scars are relatively easier to treat that boxing or ice pick scars. Hypertrophic scars can be ablated and smoothen out within a few treatments also. Presence of any underlying skin condition or sensitivity, actively proliferating acne, can hinder the treatment progress. Extensiveness treatment, poor laser care, smoking and alcohol intake, or anything causing dehydration to your skin can cause poor healing period. But you will be able to notice progress with your acne scars after each laser treatment.
Generally, patient will require 4-6 sessions of laser treatments to achieve a more significant result. Further collagen remodeling, skin resurfacing and tightening will still take place over the next 3-6 months after the last treatment, this is when the best results can be seen.
“Fotona Laser is ideal for effectively treating a wide range of scar tissues. Er:YAG laser creates a skin resurfacing reaction by gentle ablation of the scar tissue, Long Pulse Nd:YAG helps with the activation of new collagen formation and remodeling. Acne scars in particular respond very well to this combined laser treatment.”