Why Do Acne Scars Form?
When pimples appear during a breakout, they cause damage to the surrounding skin structures. In response, the body’s immune system kicks into action to fix the damage – just like if you cut yourself.
Unfortunately, though, this process isn’t perfect. Sometimes, the body creates too many repair compounds, such as collagen. And other times, it makes too little, leading to the formation of scars and pits.
Acne Scar Treatments
However, Capital Laser & Skin Care offers solutions. Our treatments help patients reduce the extent of their scarring and, in some cases, get rid of it entirely.
Microneedling is a potent acne scar treatment that involves making thousands of micro-injuries on the surface of the skin. It puts underlying cells into a state of stress, forcing them to increase collagen, repairing old acne scars.
Capital Laser & Skin Care offers Genius® RF Microneedling. It combines traditional mechanical microneedling with an radiofrequency-emitting applicator that boosts collagen and elastin production, enhancing the scar removal process.
Fraxel® Dual Laser
Fraxel® Dual Laser stimulates the skin using the power of lasers, helping to improve tone and texture while gently exfoliating the surface. It works on both fresh scars and those patients have had for many decades.
Lastly, Halo™ laser treatment uses the power of targeted light to break up scarring and encourage skin renewal. Before the treatment, Dr. Shah, Dr. Tanzi, or Dr. Peters, will apply a topical anesthetic to reduce sensation in the skin. Then they focus the laser on the areas you’d like to treat. After a few days, the skin develops a bronzed appearance which flakes off, revealing healthier, scar-free skin underneath.