Can the CoolPeel Co2 Laser Help Diminish Acne Scars?
Acne scars are a frustrating and embarrassing problem. When over-the-counter exfoliants fail to improve your complexion, Radiant Skin is proud to offer an exciting new treatment in the form of our Tetra CoolPeel CO2 laser. This skin resurfacing method diminishes the appearance of acne scars by removing damaged layers and promoting collagen growth.
Below, board-certified physician Dr. Marwan Mustaklem discusses how our CO2 laser works and what patients can expect from the treatment process. Potential candidates can call our office in Zionsville, IN to schedule an acne assessment and learn more.
What causes acne scars?
Acne breakouts occur when our pores become clogged with bacteria and dead skin cells. These pimples rupture and damage the tissues if not treated properly. As the skin attempts to repair this damage, it often produces too much or too little collagen, resulting in raised or sunken scars.
There are many kinds of acne scars depending on the severity and location of the breakout. Scars can be small or large, shallow or deep. Some people develop minor scarring, while others have widespread breakouts that cover the face and chest. In any case, these areas can be difficult to conceal and often lead to feelings of embarrassment and low self-esteem.
What is the CO2 laser?
Our CoolPeel CO2 laser is a cutting-edge tool that uses short pulses of light energy to precisely remove damaged layers of tissue. The surrounding skin is unharmed in the process, making this an ideal treatment for even delicate skin. CO2 lasers also promote natural collagen production, an important component of a healthy and youthful complexion.
Skin resurfacing can be used to treat all kinds of cosmetic concerns, fine lines, age spots, enlarged pores, and acne scars. Radiant Skin creates custom treatment plans in Zionsville, IN based on each patient's skin care needs and goals.
What to expect from a laser peel
Tetra CoolPeel CO2 laser treatments are safe, effective, and relatively comfortable. During your appointment, Dr. Mustaklem or a member of our aesthetic team will cleanse your skin to remove any makeup or excess oils. The laser delivers a series of quick pulses to the targeted area. Most patients report feeling warmth or a tingling sensation during the procedure, but it should not feel painful.
Why not over-the-counter treatments?
Acne scars are notoriously difficult to treat with over-the-counter products. Topical treatments can exfoliate the skin and improve your complexion, but they often fail to address the deeper layers of tissue. Drugstore treatments also contain chemicals that irritate the skin, potentially making breakouts worse. It's best to consult with a professional to find the best acne scar treatment for your individual needs.
Is the CO2 laser safe?
Minor side effects are normal with any skin resurfacing treatment, but the Tetra CoolPeel CO2 laser is FDA-cleared and has been extensively tested for safety and efficacy. This process is also suitable for many skin types, including sensitive skin. Radiant Skin always puts safety first, which is why we only use the most advanced lasers on the market today.
Try a CoolPeel
Any kind of scarring can be difficult to deal with, but you don't have to hide your skin away any longer. Radiant Skin in Zionsville, IN offers the Tetra CoolPeel CO2 laser to help you achieve smooth, clear, and healthy skin long-term. Call to meet with Dr. Marwan Mustaklem and discover why so many of our patients love their results.