Acne Scars & Scarring Removal in Miami, Bal Harbour
Is your acne or acne scarring affecting your confidence?
Acne & acne scarring can result in confidence issues for people of all ages, and whilst temporary solutions may help there are effective ways to treat acne and reduce or remove acne Scarring. At Nottingham Laser Clinic Dr Maini and his team treat acne and acne scarring using a variety of techniques.
What is the cause of acne?
Acne is a disorder of the hair follicle, the hair, and the sebaceous gland, collectively known as the pilosebaceous unit, which is found in the highest concentration on the face, upper neck, and chest. The sebum produced by the sebaceous glands is responsible for keeping the skin and hair moisturized.
The bacteria Propionibacterium acnes — present in everyone’s skin — uses sebum for growth, and increases during adolescence, corresponding with the hormone-induced enlargement of the sebaceous glands. The increased presence of these bacteria attracts white blood cells, which in turn produce a follicle wall-damaging enzyme, leaking follicle contents into the dermis. The inflammatory response can be seen as papules, pustules or nodules.
How can acne be treated?
Dr Maini’s preferred method of acne treatment is to use laser light to activate your body’s natural acne-fighting defenses, reducing the severity of current and future breakouts. Using Laserscope’s FDA (Food and Drug Administration of America) approved green laser, light is delivered through the skin’s surface triggering the body’s natural bacteria-fighting defenses. These defenses kill the problem-causing bacteria. Clinical data suggests that most patients find their acne will improve after the completion of about four treatments — usually two a week for two weeks. The laser appears to stimulate the body to kill the bacteria.
What about acne scarring treatments?
At Nottingham Laser Clinic our preferred method of acne Scarring treatment is Fraxel® laser therapy. This laser resurfacing technique achieves excellent results with minimal downtime and is regarded as one of the best treatments for acne scarring. Fraxel® is approved for acne scarring by the FDA. The treatment works by punching out very fine columns of tissue (less than 0.1mm thick) in order to stimulate healing and therefore develop smooth, soft skin. The Fraxel® laser device fires pulses a few nanometers wide into the skin, and creates zones of healing separated by healthy tissue. We aim to treat 20% of the skin per treatment, with most people having 3-5 treatments.
The treated area is red for around 24-48 hours, depending on the depth of the treatment. A few days after treatment skin will feel very soft and smooth, and over the next 6 months the skin will start to remodel to lift out scars and minor imperfections, leaving smoother, fresher, better quality skin.
Trust in our care
Whether you wish to have acne treatment or acne scarring treatment, Laser Clinic will discuss your options honestly and thoroughly to determine the best course of action for you in order to achieve results you will be happy with.
9540 Harding Ave, Surfside, FL 33154