Laser Acne Scar Treatment in Newport Beach & Fullerton, CA
Jennifer Armstrong MD is your state-of-the-art center for high-quality medical and cosmetic dermatologic care. Dr. Jennifer Armstrong and her expert medical team members are proud to offer a wide range of non-surgical and non-invasive treatments that provide patients with their healthiest-looking and -feeling skin. We are proud to offer laser acne scar treatments to men and women in Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Beverly Hills, and the neighboring communities in Orange County, California.
What is Laser Acne Scar Treatment?
Chronic acne breakouts are difficult to deal with in the first place, but the acne scars left on the skin afterwards pose a whole new battle for many of our patients. Unfortunately, topical treatments and over-the-counter creams just don’t do the trick in treating stubborn scar tissue. That’s why Dr. Armstrong and her team are proud to offer cutting-edge laser acne scar treatments. These scar treatments use an ablative CO2 laser system called ActiveFX. Also popularly used for laser skin resurfacing, the ActiveFX laser system works to gently remove the uppermost layers of skin that cause uneven skin tone and texture. This means treating your acne scarring within the deeper layers of your skin, rather than just the surface. In addition to laser acne scar treatments, Dr. Armstrong may suggest microneedling or RF microneedling to further break down acne scar tissue and provide you with the clear, even complexion you deserve.
What are the Benefits of Laser Acne Scar Treatment?
There are many benefits to receiving laser acne scar treatments, including:
- Minimally invasive cosmetic treatment
- No anesthesia, cutting, or scarring
- Quick and easy treatment sessions
- Gently resurfaces the skin
- Breaks down scar tissue and hyperpigmentation
- Triggers collagen production in the skin
- No downtime or recovery period
What Can I Expect During my Laser Acne Scar Treatment?
Your laser acne scar treatments will be performed by Dr. Jennifer Armstrong in our state-of-the-art facility. Before your treatment begins, a topical anesthetic may be applied to your treatment area. This is just to ensure you remain as comfortable as possible throughout your treatment. Once numb, Dr. Armstrong will begin applying short, quick bursts of laser technology along the skin. Most patients find the feeling of the laser similar to the sensation of a rubber band being snapped against the skin. Most treatment sessions typically take between 10 and 20 minutes to complete.
What Can I Expect After my Laser Acne Scar Treatment?
While some patients report feeling mild discomfort throughout their treatments, most patients report having little to no discomfort following their treatment. Itching, redness, and tenderness following your laser skin resurfacing treatment is normal and typically resolve on their own within a few days of treatment. Lighter and moderate ActiveFX laser treatments may only cause redness and mild flaking of the skin for three to five days, while deeper treatments may require up to two weeks for the skin to completely heal. Dr. Armstrong typically recommends a series of three moderate treatments spaced several weeks apart to reap the benefits of a deep treatment without the lengthy recovery period. She may also recommend using medical-grade skincare products to soothe your skin throughout your recovery period and enhance the results of your treatment.
Am I a Good Candidate for Laser Acne Scar Treatment?
If you’re looking for a minimally invasive treatment plan to reduce the uneven skin tone and texture caused by your acne scars, laser acne scar treatments may be right for you. Ideal candidates for laser acne scar treatments are in general good health and have realistic expectations of their results. If you’re unsure whether laser acne scar treatments are right for you, we encourage you to come in for a private consultation with Dr. Armstrong. She’ll be happy to sit down with you, listen to your concerns, evaluate your skin, and develop a personalized treatment plan to help you achieve your ultimate aesthetic goals.
How Much Does Laser Acne Scar Treatment Cost?
The cost of your laser acne scar treatments will depend on the extent of treatment needed to achieve your desired results. To get a better idea of how much your laser acne scar treatments will cost, we encourage you to come in for a private consultation with Dr. Armstrong. For your convenience, we are happy to offer flexible financing options through CareCredit® and special in-house membership programs that allow you to save money on your treatments.
Dr. Jennifer Armstrong and her team of medical professionals are proud to offer a variety of advanced non-surgical dermatologic services to residents of Newport Beach, Beverly Hills, Huntington Beach, and the neighboring communities of Orange County, CA. Contact us to schedule your private medical or cosmetic dermatology consultation with Dr. Armstrong today.