Essential Aesthetics
553 Sycamore Valley Road West
Danville, CA 94526
Phone: (925) 855-1773
Monday–Friday 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m.–3 p.m. by appointment only

Acne Scars Treatment

If left untreated, persistent cystic acne lesions can leave permanent scarring in the skin. But thanks to advances in cosmetic technology, smoothing those marks away can be accomplished in a variety of ways.

Our patients in the Danville, San Ramon, and Walnut Creek areas now have access to the powerful Lumenis M22, a modular multi-application platform for the treatment of more than 30 skin conditions and hair removal. With this new technology, Essential Aesthetics is able to make your acne scarring disappear.

What is Acne Scar Treatment?

Acne scar treatment is performed one of two ways, depending on the depth of scarring, and how intense a treatment the patient chooses. These are:

  • Non-ablative: a non-invasive skin resurfacing treatment that smooths out and softens superficial scarring. This procedure is minimally invasive with little to no downtime.
  • Ablative: ablative laser resurfacing resurfaces the skin containing scars while preserving the surrounding tissue.

Am I a Good Candidate?

Due to its versatility, treatments administered with the Lumenis M22 are suitable for a variety of patients’ needs, especially for patients who aren’t compatible with or don’t want to use oral or topical medications. If you are in search of a non-surgical method of removing or reducing acne scarring, our treatment options

In most cases, it is necessary for your acne to no longer be active to receive the best treatment possible. However, the M22 includes an acne notch filter that is specially designed for acne during the inflammatory stages. If you are unsure as to whether it’s a good time to start, our clinical director, Elham “Ellie” Zarnegar can help you decide if this treatment is your best option.

What is the Procedure Like?

Acne scarring treatment is performed quickly and comfortably, usually completed in about thirty minutes. A gentle anesthetic topical is applied to your skin shortly before the procedure, after which clinical director Ellie applies the M22’s handpiece to the treatment area to deliver brief pulses of laser energy.

As the laser energy stimulates tissue, your skin will create more of its own collagen, as well as accelerating the cycle of replacing the outer layers of damaged skin. Patients may experience some slight redness and swelling for a short period afterward.

What Results Can I Expect?

The results that can be achieved by the Lumenis M22 are nothing short of amazing. And while not every level of scarring can be completely erased, this state-of-the-art treatment offers an impressive level of skin restoration. Results will depend on skin type, the particular area of concern and the number of treatment sessions needed, all of which Ellie will be happy to discuss with you individually.

Start Your Treatment Today

We’re excited to now offer the Lumenis M22 as a transformative and gentle approach to acne scar treatment. Request a consultation online or call Essential Aesthetics at (925) 855-1773 to schedule an appointment or to learn more.

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