CO2 Laser Treatment for Atrophic Scarring

Deep acne marks also known as atrophic scars are characterized by pits or craters in the skin. This type of acne scar can leave the face disfigured and have detrimental effects on one’s self-esteem. Although this type of scarring can be very difficult to heal and improve, CO2 Laser technology is the best method for atrophic skin resurfacing and scar diminishment. It works by sending short, CO2 Laser Treatmentconcentrated beams of light to the area of skin while removing the skin in layers. The new skin that is formed during healing will appear youthful and tighter. This process takes about 2 weeks.

The newest advancement in laser technology is fractionated laser therapy or Focal Acne Scar Treatment known as F.A.S.T. This new method yields similar results to typical laser treatments, but the difference is that this method treats a fraction of the skin, meaning that the energy targets damaged cells, destroying them, while leaving other areas of the skin unharmed. This method delivers fast, lasting results due to the fact that the skin is removed fractionally. The advantages to this method are increased safety, increased comfort, and decreased healing time.

When choosing laser treatment, make sure to speak with your dermatologist about which option is best for you and your condition.

Information About Moles

Moles, which are known as benign skin lesions, appear when the cells, known as melanocytes, grow in clusters. The cell melanocyte gives the skin the pigment for its natural color. When these cells are not spread throughout the skin they form into moles. Moles usually tend to be brown or black in color and can appear anywhere on one’s skin. Most individuals may have up to 40 moles by the age of 30. Mole on face

Congenital nevi is a type of mole that appears at birth and can become a cancerous mole. Dysplastic nevi is a type of mole that has an irregular shape and is larger than the size of a pencil eraser. Moles which stay the same throughout your life should cause no concern. However, if you have any mole which becomes itchy, painful or appears after the age of 30, it is recommended for you to see a dermatologist who can better evaluate the mole to make sure it is not cancerous.

Dermatologists may need to do a biopsy to make sure that the mole is not cancerous. The dermatologist can later remove the mole by simply cutting it off. Those who would like to remove a mole for cosmetic reasons may also do so, after speaking to their dermatologist.