Approximately 20 million American citizens have acne scars. Fortunately, this number can decrease through Pico FOCUS™. While various treatments can improve the scars that acne causes, there is none more effective than Pico FOCUS—making it the best treatment for acne scars today.
It is vital to use FDA-approved treatments like Pico FOCUS to ensure safety and effectiveness. Read on to learn more.
Acne can leave behind stubborn scarring called acne scars. Acne pimples grow when dead skin, oils, and bacteria fill and inflame your pores. You may get black or white heads when you have tiny, clogged pores.
The skin has three primary layers. The epidermis is the outermost one, then the dermis and hypodermis. These layers help protect the insides of the skin from elements such as bacteria and UV rays. They also produce vitamin D with the help of the sun. The face, back, and chest with subcutaneous glands are prone to developing acne.
Acne blemishes cause inflammation that results in scarring, the pore walls breaking down when swelling occurs. Sometimes, acne scars can be shallow and heal fast when the acne is tiny. But occasionally, blemish contents spill over to the surrounding tissues and result in deeper scars. Your skin responds by repairing them. It does so through the formation of new collagen fibers. But if the skin makes a lot of collagen or repair tissue, it may form a scar.
Pico FOCUS uses laser energy to activate your skin cells for youthful and healthy skin. The treatment offers noticeable results with minimal downtime or discomfort. It differs from old laser treatment technologies that rely on intense heat energy. The heat-based treatments cause significant downtime, swelling, redness, and pain.
The Pico FOCUS device tip increases the laser pulse to cause an optical breakdown. As a result, it causes microscopic damage to the dermis for the remodeling of your collagen and rejuvenation of the skin while it heals.
One treatment session takes 20 minutes to half an hour. It produces minimal pain and is tolerable to every patient. After the session, you may have some redness that will last for 20 minutes. There will be no skin peeling, sloughing, or damage.
Most patients start seeing results after their first session. The total correction often happens after three treatment sessions. You can use ice on the treated area for intervals of five minutes after your first treatment to relieve any heat sensation.
Your specialist will instruct against sun exposure for at least two weeks before your treatment appointment. They may postpone your treatment if you show the manifestation of sun exposure or sunburn for another two weeks.
Hence, it is ideal to follow every guideline you receive to avoid the disappointment of missing treatment on the day you plan. Do your best to stay indoors; when outdoors, wear sunscreen and a wide-brimmed hat or stay in the shed.
Experts encourage their clients to get at least three treatments with intervals of four weeks between every session. Doing so helps treat acne scarring effectively.
For more about treating acne scars, visit Skin Deep Laser MD at our office in Fort Worth, Texas. Call 817-263-SKIN to book an appointment today.