Everything you want to know about the cure for acne scars
Laser acne treatment aims to minimize the appearance of scars from old acne outbreaks. Laser treatment for acne scars focuses light on the upper layers of your skin to break down scar tissue. At the same time, the treatment encourages new healthy skin cells to grow and replace scar tissue.
Although this treatment does not completely remove acne scars, it can reduce their appearance and minimize the pain caused by them.
If you have active acne, darker skin, or very wrinkled skin, you may not be a good candidate for this treatment. Only a dermatologist can tell you if laser treatment for acne scars is the right course of action for you.
The price of your Laser Treatment for Acne in Turkey with our partner hospitals is from 150€
Who is this procedure for?
- People with superficial acne, blackhead and blackhead scars
Intervention or treatment's duration
- The session lasts between 5 and 20 minutes
- Return to work after a day or two
- Visible result after 7-10 days
What types of lasers can be used?
Some types of lasers used to treat acne scars are erbium YAG lasers, carbon dioxide (CO2) lasers, and pulsed dye lasers. Each of these devices works in a specific way to target the type of scar you have.
Ablative laser resurfacing uses an erbium YAG or CO2 laser. This type of laser treatment aims to remove the entire top layer of your skin in the area where you have scars. It may take 3 to 10 days before the redness of the ablative lasers begins to decrease.
Non-ablative laser resurfacing for acne scars uses infrared lasers. The heat from these types of lasers is intended to stimulate the production of collagen and encourage the growth of new cells to replace damaged and scarred tissue.
Fractional lasers (Fraxel) are intended to stimulate the tissues under your scar to remove cells that are darkly pigmented under the top layer of the skin. Boxcar and ice pick scars sometimes respond well to this type of laser.
What to expect after the procedure?
It is important to have realistic expectations in any cosmetic procedure. Remember that laser treatment will not completely remove your acne scars. Ideally, your scars will be much less visible, but there is really no way of knowing how it will work for you.
After the laser treatment, you will need to be very careful about your skin care in the weeks and months to come. Your skin will be more vulnerable to damage from the sun. It is therefore essential to apply sunscreen before leaving the house.
You should also avoid tanning or other activities that lead to prolonged exposure to the sun for 6 to 8 weeks.
Your doctor may also give you special skin care instructions, such as using a special tonic or moisturizer, to optimize the effects of your treatment.
You will need to keep the treated area clean to prevent infection. Your skin may have residual redness for days or even weeks.
The results of your treatment will not be immediately visible. After 7-10 days, you will see the effectiveness of the treatment in reducing the appearance of acne scars. The results of this treatment are permanent.
The price of this intervention in Turkey and Istanbul
Laser acne treatment is generally not covered by insurance.
The cost of your treatment will depend on several factors, including:
- The number of scars you treat.
- The area targeted by the treatment.
- The number of treatments you will need.
- This treatment does not require recovery. You can plan to return to work after a day or two.
You can consult clinics and hospitals in Turkey, Istanbul, Izmir, Ankara and Antalya before deciding to have your laser treatment. Some doctors charge a consultation fee to examine your skin and recommend a treatment plan. However, the consultation with Turquie santé will be free.